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Dzi Croquettes and the Countersexual manifesto: a separate dialogue for 30 years

Grant number: 19/12111-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2020
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Theatre
Principal Investigator:Luiz Fernando Ramos
Grantee:Augusto Henrique Machado Pinheiro
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This work aims to relate the group Dzi Croquettes, which emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, with the work of Paul Beatriz Preciado "Contrassexual Manifesto", published in 2002. For this, will be used the records made by Rosemary Lobert in her thesis "The magic word Dzi: a difficult answer to ask" of 1979, in which the author recorded the play "Dzi Croquettes: gente computada como você", the lifestyle and the actors relationship with their fans. This project seeks to understand the work and sociocultural impact of the group for their time, taking into account the studies on gender and sexuality that have been produced in recent years. The objective is to elucidate the break of gender borders that the group have done, taking into account studies about gender and sexuality done in the last years, as Preciado.