Reflecting on the Nazi Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide of 1994, I presented some ideas about the relationship between violence and development, the political, social and legal processes that make violence apparently necessary or inevitable, and some ways to think about and organise resistance.
We also gave a capoeira performance. Capoeira is an art form that developed amongst slave and ex-slave communities in Brazil. Through its music and movement it re-iterates a subaltern history. Capoeira generates a space for creativity and community and provides channel for the continuity of the art form.
The audience was invited to write their thoughts on paper darts, and here was one of the reflections.
|"Why the capoeira music and dance? It reminded me of how we remember - capoeira is the dance of slaves now spread in celebration of freedom! I wish we could dance the horror (?) in the same way"|