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CAVALCANTI, Maria Laura Viveiros de Castro. Popular culture and romantic sensibility: Mário de Andrade's dramatic dances.Translated byPlinio Dentzien. Rev. bras. ciênc. soc. [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0102-6909.

The text examines the notion of dramatic dances in the work of the Brazilian modernist writer Mário de Andrade (1893-1945) and investigates the reasons bumba-meu-boi (the ox merriment, or ox-dance) - a widespread and popular Brazilian festivity - was so extremely valued by the author.  It analyzes the connections found in the use of an ethnographic perspective, a romantic view of popular culture, and the pursuit of authenticity in the construction of aesthetical forms by andradian modernism.

Keywords : Mário de Andrade; Ethnography; Dramatic dances; Romanticism; Bumba-meu-boi.

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