Maicyra Leão


photo/foto: Mateo Rudas


Mourning is a street performance in which the artist circulates through the city, acting as a counterpoint to the urban landscape. A human figure, all in white, rides her bicycle around the city at an extremely slow pace, generating a rupture in the public's notion of space and time.


Maicyra Leão is a perfomer, professor, and a cultural mobilizer/producer. She is a graduate in Theater Arts from the University of Brasilia and completed her MA at the same university. Most recently Leão has dedicated herself to both independently and collectively producing performance in public spaces in addition to other visual art projects, and continually developing theoretical reflections in relation to these experiences. Currently, she is a professor at the Theater Nucleus of the Universidad Federal de Sergipe.

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Video edited by Gray Wetzler