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BRAZIL IN SF TOMORROW/FRIDAY

Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:01:34 AM
Subject: DON'T MISS BRAZIL IN SF TOMORROW FRIDAY

Viver Brasil-An Evening of Brazilian Dance and Music at Herbst Theater

THIS IS A GREAT COMPANY WITH A DEEPLY RESEARCHED HISTORY; LEGACY TIES TO KINGEY IN SALVADOR- A REAL MUST SEE AT LEAST ONCE WHILE IT IS IN SF.
YVONNE DANIEL
 
 
Cost: 35.00 to 65.00
Award-winning dance company Viver Brasil's innovative performances explore Brazil's racial, social, and political history, and are living extensions of the legacy of Afro-Brazilian dance.

The evening's program, 'Feet on the Ground', takes audiences for an inspiring cultural journey through Brazil, featuring a dazzling program of African orixas (deities), ceremonial celebrations, the Brazilian martial arts/dance form of capoeira, and Carnaval. The performance showcases exhilarating Afro-Brazilian traditional and contemporary movement, stunning costumes, and pulsating percussion and voice.

'Feet on the Ground' features a program comprised of "Avanhia", a ceremonial meditation on the forces of nature; "The Three Wives of Xango", an epic love story between deities; "Alaafia", a tribute to harmonious living; "Samba de Caboclo/Roots Wild", an homage to Brazil's indigenous people and their spirits; "In Motion", incorporating Samba de Roda, Capoeira and modern dance; and "Onile's Smiling Daughters/Tribute to Carnaval Queens", a rousing finale, with ecstatic solo and group Samba Reggae, all performed to sensual and thunderous Surdo beats. Audiences will be intoxicated, feel the earth tremble, and exit the theater as jubilant witnesses.

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