Classes

African Dance Master Class

 
 
Mon, May 25, 2015
  • 12PM
 
 
LOCATION:
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave (Brooklyn)
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
ALL TICKETS:  $12
 
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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.