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2011: Europalia Brasil

463 events, including 24 exhibitions, 137 concerts, 105 literary events and conferences, 62 dance performances, 31 theatre and 4 circus performances, and more than 100 film screenings were part of EUROPALIA BRASIL, which was attended by 913,000 visitors.

The main exhibitions Brazil.Brasil and Art in Brazil gave an overview of 3 centuries of Brazilian art. Índios no Brasil looked at the lives of the country's indigenous inhabitants. Terra Brasilis took its visitors on a journey through the Brazilian fauna and flora. A Rua explored the contemporary art scene in Rio.

EUROPALIA equally shed light on emerging artists and themes such as design, Carnaval, Afro-Brazilian culture, architecture, and photography. The festival's music programme highlighted a variety of traditional and modern genres like samba, choro, forró, coco, and MPB (Musica Popular Brazil).

Through 'Encontros,' EUROPALIA brought together Belgian and Brazilian artists, like the National Orchestra of Belgium, Roberto Minczuk and Yamandu Costa, as well as Toots Thielemans and his Brazilian friends.

EUROPALIA  also gave a platform to important dance companies such as Grupo Corpo, but also Balé Folclórico da Bahia, Mimulus, and Lia Rodrigues accompanied by her dancers from the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. The audience also witnessed an extraordinary performance by the Mehinaku Indians who shared their rituals.

EUROPALIA created 'Club Brasil', where the festival's visitors could try out various Brazilian meals, snacks, and drinks, and concerts and workshops.

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