Location Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Grantee 2006
Attended areas Education and Culture

Teatro na Laje

Grupo do Beco, located in the Santa Lucia neighborhood, one of the largest slums in Belo Horizonte, uses slum rooftops (known as “laje,” a space used for integration between neighbors) for art. The institution develops theater activities based on local cultural traditions to expand the possibilities of self-expression for this population. The project “Teatro na Laje” helped the organization expand its rooftop performances to seven other communities facing similar social conditions.

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