Brasiliance is an oral history based project launched by StoneCrabs Theatre Company, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with King’s College and University College London.
It focuses on the oral histories of Brazilians living in London, who migrated to London between 1960 and 1989.
Brasiliance team is carried out 11 oral history interviews of Brazilians living in London representing a variety of backgrounds.
Through extensive research and these real-life stories, the project aims to break stereotypes of Brazilian identity (i.e; carnival and football) and will look at their contribution to shaping the social, cultural and religious identities of London today.
StoneCrabs Theatre Company and Brasiliance team produced a range of creative output to communicate these findings to a wide audience, such as :
● A learning material composed of a book and film aimed at secondary schools
● Public readings of creative material
● Workshops with schools and communities
● Brazilian heritage site group visits
● Q&As with relevant spokespersons
we also secured funding from the Arts Council of England to develop a new theatre play inspired by the material and written by Gaël Le Cornec
The project culminated in a festival of arts & cultural events called BRASILIANCE WEEKEND in July 2014 at Rich Mix.