Asia Lo Savio: Angola on The World Stage

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Angola on The World Stage

Elinga Teatro, a theater founded in Angola by Jose Mena Abrantes in 1988, represents a piece of Angolan history. It is a vehicle through which Angola’s colonial past and anti-colonial reactions, both on the political and dramaturgical stage, can be traced and connected to the new cycle brought on with Angola’s independence. After 32 years, Elinga and Mena Abrantes’s plays continue to engage with issues, realities, and representations that define Angolan postcolonial present. Theater is a world medium and Elinga Teatro is a platform for artistic research and expression that connects Angola to the world, and the cultures and histories of the world to Angola.