Recusa | Refusal


Eduardo Okamoto works as a guest actor in “Recusa” (“Refusal”). This is a perfomance of Cia Teatro Balagan directed by Maria Thais. Recusa was based on a report published by the Folha de São Paulo newspaper on the 16th. Sept.2008, on the appearance of two Piripcura indians – an ethnic group believed to have become extinct for over 20years. They were nomads who who wandered around the timber yards of the Northeast of Mato Grosso, in the vicinity of the town of Ji-Paraná, in the State of Rondônia, and avoided all contact with the white population. They were discovered because their laughter resounded in the forest as they told stories to each other while feasting on the freshly hunted game.

Recusa is narrated and sung from two viewpoints and their multiples: two Piripkura Indians; two native heroes, Pud and Pudleré, creators of beings; a priest who had been swallowed by a jaguar who decided to choose an unexpected dwelling; a farmer who killed an Indian and the same Indian, who killed him; a female singer who becomes lost in the jungle; Macunaíma and his brother; the Taurepang heroes; and many more.


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Antonio Salvador e 
Eduardo Okamoto (guest actor) 

Stage Director
Maria Thaís

Luis Alberto de Abreu

Set design and Costume Design
Márcio Medina

Musical Direction
Marlui Miranda

Light Design
Davi de Brito

Preparation on Butoh
Ana Chiesa Yokoyama

Assistant Director
Gabriela Itocazo

Assistant to Set Designer
César Santana

Assistant to Light Designer
Vânia Jaconis

Light technician
Rafael Motta 

Executive Producer
Norma Lyds

Deborah Penafiel

Judite de Lima

Photography, Graphic material and disclosure
Ale Catan

Press office
Adriana Monteiro e Ofício das Letras  

Graphic Design Project

Production Manager
Daniele Sampaio | SIM! Cultura