LuckyGirl MEDIA recommends

Choices and Trends for Women "from Teens to Grandmothers"

Dance —DANCEBRAZIL! NYC – Brooklyn!! 6/20/15 7:30pm #FREE #CelebrateBrooklyn — Prospect Park

We have already announced these events quite some time ago, but if you NEED a reminder…

DanceBrazil / Forro in the Dark

June 20, 2015 · 7:30 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
FREE

Presented in partnership with
Brasil Summerfest
brasilsf_300w.jpg


Gates open at 6:30PM.


DanceBrazil

The dancers in founding artistic director Jelon Vieira’s DANCEBRAZIL “glow enthusiastically as they let rip at highest energy,” (NY Times) fusing contemporary movement with the dance/martial arts form of capoeira. The company formed after evolving from grass-roots workshops at the Clark Center for the Arts in NYC in 1977. Alvin Ailey joined its board of directors in 1980 and helped focus its objectives, emphasizing DanceBrazil’s ability to speak to a broad North American community. Within a few years DanceBrazil premiered at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and it has been a favorite on stages around the world ever since. The program for its long-awaited return to the Bandshell includes Malungos, which takes its name from a slang word used among enslaved Africans traveling on ships to Brazil, and Gueto, Vieira’s testament to the vitality of marginalized communities.

The evening begins with a festive set by FORRO IN THE DARK, a collective of New York-based Brazilian ex pats: Mauro Refosco (zabumba drum and vocals), Guilherme Monteiro (guitar and vocals) and Jorge Continentino (pifano flute, sax and vocals). One of the NYC’s must-see buzz bands, these guys take the traditional hip-swiveling, dancefloor-filling, rural party music of Brazil’s northeastern states “to new heights by drawing on influences ranging from Enrique Iglesias to Beck.” (NPR)


Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn! Seating & Tent Access

Friends Seating: Front
Friends Tent: Open
Sponsor Tent: TBD


Advertisements

June 19, 2015 - Posted by | ART, CULTURE, FOOD AND WINE, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: