Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In his work as actor, dancer, poet, writer and performer Benjamin Abras connects the territories of his inherited, diasporic African culture with contemporary dance and pedagogical projects.
Benjamin Abras is active in providing dance and theatre training in the context of the ARENA da Cultura project in Minas Gerais. He has also taught introductory music courses to actors in the Winter Festival of Federal University of Minas Gerais as well as being a Capoeira de Angola teacher within the Cultural association Eu sou Angoleiro which undertakes teaching of ancestral martial art as a form of cultural empowerment tool.
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Transatlantic Connections #1
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