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The 40th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania/Bahia Partnership

DanceBrazil

DanceBrazil blends Afro-Brazilian dance and music traditions with contemporary dance.

Dance Celebration, presented by Dance Affiliates and Penn Presents, is pleased to join with Partners of the Americas, www.partners.net, in celebrating the Pennsylvania/Bahia Partnership in conjunction with DanceBrazil. Partners of the Americas—founded in 1964 as the people-to-people component of the Alliance for Progress—was created for the purpose of linking the United States with Latin American and Caribbean countries in partnerships. Pennsylvania and Bahia, Brazil have been linked to focus on a range of projects, including cultural exchange, emergency preparedness, agriculture and environmental issues, sports, public outreach and youth development.

Bahia, Brazil Celebration:
February 15

5:30 p.m.: Dinner/Lecture, tickets: $15

A buffet dinner in the Annenberg Center lobby provided by Zócalo Restaurant will be followed by Brazilian desserts, soft drinks, Brazilian soda and coffee served (BYOB). A lecture on Bahian culture will be given by Dr. Ken Dossar, C ’71, and director of Temple University’s Bahia program. Dr. Dossar’s exhibition of photographs of Bahia, Brazil—Spiritual Mothers from Bahia—will be on display in the lobby, as well as baianas, beads and other Bahian articles. The exhibition of photos is being previewed prior to its installation at the African American Museum.

7:30 p.m. Dance Celebration presents: DanceBrazil in the Zellerbach Theatre, show tickets: $30-$45, discounts for seniors, students, Penn faculty/staff and alumni.

Drawing its inspiration from the state of Bahia, DanceBrazil blends Afro-Brazilian dance and music traditions such as Capoeira, Samba and Candomblé with contemporary dance. Under the direction of choreographer-founder and Master Capoeirista Jelon Vieira, this virtuosic company of dancers, singers and musicians presents spontaneous and awe-inspiring performances with live music.

An additional performance of DanceBrazil will be held on February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Contact the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for tickets & information, (215) 898-3900 or visit www.PennPresents.org.

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 20, February 8, 2005

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