Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Part of DanceAfrica 2015
Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group
This workshop in African-Brazilian dance will be lead by Nildinha Fonseca and accompanied by Balé Folclórico da Bahia's five percussionists. The class will be based on the Orisha´s dances, the first link of the ancestral movements to modern African dance in Brazil. From these roots all Brazilian folkloric and popular dances were developed, especially in Bahia - where nearly 10 million African slaves landed during the colonial period. Today, the modern Brazilian African dance carries traces of this ancestry but has been also influenced by Latin rhythms. The ijexá, the ramunha, samba, axé and the African Carnival in Brazil will be visited in this workshop.
For people with intermediate to advanced dance experience.
Venue: Mark Morris Dance Center