Tracing Diasporas

June 15, 2018

Tracing Diasporas Performance on 6/15 and 6/16 at 8pm Motion Pacific!

Featured Performing Artists:

Vera Passos

Agua Doce Dance

Kiandanda Dance Theatre

Tainah Damaceno SF Carnival Queen

and special guest artists!

Performance Workshop with Vera Passos and Tracing Diasporas

June 10, 2018

Vera Passos is considered one of Salvador, Bahia’s most elegant and eloquent contemporary Afro-Brazilian dancers. In 1992, Vera began training in the Silvestre Technique with Rosangela Silvestre and soon became Rosangela’s protégé. Vera has danced for Jorge Silva Dance Company and the world acclaimed Balé Folclórico da Bahia touring throughout Brazil, Europe, Asia, the US and South America. She is the artistic director at the annual Silvestre Technique Intensive in Salvador, and has been a guest artist with Viver Brasil since 2010. She currently teaches dance workshops, choreographs and performs all over the world.

 

We are very lucky to be able to welcome Vera back to Santa Cruz for a week filled with daily dance classes and daily rehearsals starting on Sunday June 10th, leading up to a performance at the second annual Tracing Diasporas Performance on Friday June 15th and 16th at 8pm! 

 

*All Levels WELCOME!!!

Sunday 6/10      ~ Class Silvestre Technique 2:30-4:00pm @ the Tannery Studio A

Sunday 6/10      ~ Class Orixa Dance Movement 4:00-5:30pm @ the Tannery Studio A

Monday 6/11      ~ Class Orixa Dance Movement 6:00-7:30pm @ The 418 Project (hosted by Dandha DaHora)

Tuesday 6/12      ~ Class Orixa Symbology from 6:00-7:30pm @ the Tannery Studio A

Wednesday 6/13 ~ Class Samba de Roda, Samba Reggae from 3:00-4:30pm @ Raizes do Brazil

Thursday 6/14    ~ Class Samba de Roda from 6:00-7:30pm at The 418 Project (hosted by Marsea Marquis)

Friday 6/15         ~ Class Silvestre Technique from 10:30-12:000pm @ Motion Pacific                 

Saturday 6/16      ~ Class Orixa Movement from 1:30-3:00pm at the Tannery Studio B

                               

 

                                      *live drumming by Mark Machina*

       

Purchase Class Passes:

 

Pre-paid for all 8 classes $112 ($14/per class)

Pre-paid Individual Class (Any Class)  $17

Early Bird Workshop fee $150 (Until June 1st)

Workshop fee $175 (After June 1st)

*Classes will be accompanied by Live Drumming

*Classes can be taken as Drop-Ins, or pre-purchased online at a discounted rate

*Anyone is welcome to be apart of the Performance workshop, and can be purchased ahead of time online, Early-Bird Discount until June 1st

*The Performance will be held at Motion Pacific at 8pm on Friday and Saturday evening 6/15 and 6/16 2018.

*For More info email Stephanie Emmanuela at aguadocedance@gmail.com, or go to

 

Rehearsal Schedule:

Everyday after each class starting on Sunday 6/10 full schedule listed shortly!

***This is an Event Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Arts Council***

Performance Workshop with VERA PASSOS

February 13, 2017

Vera Passos is considered one of Salvador, Bahia’s most elegant and eloquent contemporary Afro-Brazilian dancers. In 1992, Vera began training in the Silvestre Technique with Rosangela Silvestre and soon became Rosangela’s protégé. Vera has danced for Jorge Silva Dance Company and the world acclaimed Balé Folclórico da Bahia touring throughout Brazil, Europe, Asia, the US and South America. She is the artistic director at the annual Silvestre Technique Intensive in Salvador, and has been a guest artist with Viver Brasil since 2010. She currently teaches dance workshops, choreographs and performs all over the world.

 

We are very lucky to be able to welcome Vera back to Santa Cruz for a week filled with daily dance classes and daily rehearsals starting on Monday February 13th, leading up to a performance workshop on Sunday February 19th at 7pm

 

*All Levels WELCOME!!!

 

Monday 2/13      ~ Class Samba De Roda/Caboclo 6:00-7:30pm @ The 418 Project (hosted by Dandha DaHora)

Tuesday 2/14      ~ Class Orixa Symbology from 6:00-7:30pm @ the Tannery Studio 111

                               Rehearsal from 7:45-9:15pm @ the Tannery Studio A

Wednesday 2/15 ~ Class Silvestre Technique from 6:00-7:30pm @ International Academy of Dance

                               Rehearsal from 7:45-9:15pm @ International Academy of Dance

Thursday 2/16    ~ Class Orixa Movement from 6:00-7:30pm at The 418 Project (hosted by Marsea Marquis)

                               *live drumming by Kahlil Cummings*

                               Rehearsal from 8:00-9:30pm @ the Tannery Studio B

Friday 2/17         ~ Class Orixa Movement from 6:00-7:30pm @ the Tannery Studio 111

                            *live drumming by Kahlil Cummings*

                            Rehearsal from 7:45-9:15pm at the Tannery Studio A

                            

Saturday 2/18      ~ Class Orixa Movement from 1:00-2:30pm at the Tannery Studio 111

                                *live drumming by Kahlil Cummings*

                               Rehearsal from 2:45-4:15pm at the Tannery Studio 111

 

Sunday 2/19         ~ Class Silvestre Technique 11:30-1:00pm at the Tannery Studio 111

                                Rehearsal from 1:30-3:00pm at Motion Pacific

Purchase Class Passes:

 

Pre-paid for all 7 classes $100 ($14/per class)

Pre-paid Individual Class (Any Class)  $17

Early Bird Workshop fee $130 (Until February 5th)

Workshop fee $150 (After February 5th)

*Classes will be accompanied by Live Drumming

*Classes can be taken as Drop-Ins, or pre-purchased online at a discounted rate

*Anyone is welcome to be apart of the Performance workshop, and can be purchased ahead of time online, Early-Bird Discount until Feb 5th

*The Performance will be held at Motion Pacific at 7pm on Sunday February 19th, 2017

*For More info email Stephanie Emmanuela at aguadocedance@gmail.com, or go to

 

***This is an Event Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Arts Council***

Dance Workshop with Rosangela Silvestre

September 16, 2016

Agua Doce Dance and the Tannery World Arts and Culture Center presents a 4 day Dance Workshop with Rosangela Silvestre!

There are a variety of class that will be offered during this 4 day workshop. There will be Samba de Roda, Orixa Movement Dance Class, Silvestre Technique, and Orixa Symbology accompanied by Live Drumming. Rosangela Silvestre, native of Salvador Bahia, is a world renowned master dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, and an inspiration to be around. This is an opportunity not to miss if you are interested in delving deeper into the roots of Afro-Brazilian Dance Forms.

ALL CLASSES are all level classes and are open to anyone interested in learning more about these dance forms.

LIVE DRUMMING by Kahlil Cummings (LA) and local musicians
CLASS COST ~ $18

ALL CLASSES OFFERED:

~ 9/15 THURSDAY 6:00-7:30pm (Samba de Roda) **This class will be offered outside at the lighthouse on Westcliff**

~ 9/16 FRIDAY 6:00-7:30pm (Orixa Movement)
~ 9/17 SATURDAY 4:30-6:00pm (Orixa Movement)
~ 9/18 SUNDAY 2:00-3:30pm (Silvestre Technique) & 3:45-5:15pm (Orixa Symbology)

**ALL CLASSES (besides the Thursday class) will be held in the beautiful new studio at the Tannery**

Orixa Symbology Dance Class with Rosangela Silvestre

April 09, 2016

Rosangela Silvestre will be in town this weekend and is offering a 2-hour Orixa Symbology Dance Class. Rosangela Silvestre, native of Salvador Bahia, is a master dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, and inspiration to be around.

This class will focus on the gestures of the Orixa dances in combination with the Silvestre Technique. This class is a study of the traditional symbols as inspiration to create movement, and how to work with the Technique creatively.

This is an all levels class and is open to anyone interested in learning more about these dance forms.

LIVE DRUMMING!
CLASS COST $15

Orixa Dance Movement Class with Vera Passos

November 05, 2015

This is an all levels Orixa Dance Movement Class, come and explore folkloric rhythms and dances from Bahia Brazil!

Dance of Brazil presents this very special class,
Class is this Thursday NOV 5th @ 6pm, at the 418 Project in Santa Cruz, the cost is $18

Vera Passos, is considered one of Salvador, Bahia’s most elegant and eloquent Afro-Brazilian dancers. Vera has danced for Jorge Silva Dance Company and the acclaimed Balé Folclórico da Bahia touring all throughout Brazil, Europe, Asia, the US and South America. Vera has been a guest artist with Viver Brasil since 2010, and she also choreographs for Tocandomblé and went on extensive tours with Steve Coleman. Passos began studying the demanding Silvestre Technique with creator Rosangela Silvestre in 1992, and soon became the protégé of Silvestre. Vera teaches the Silvestre Technique and Orixa Dance Movement classes Internationally and at the Annual Silvestre Technique Intensive which happens every January and August in Salvador, Brazil. This is truly a treat to have her here, please come out and experience dance with this amazing master teacher!

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