Rosangela Silvestre Tucson Residency 2023
Tue Feb 14 2023 at 05:45 pm
Rhythm Industry Performance Factory | Tucson, AZ
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Please join us in welcoming Rosangela Silvestre and Luciano Xavier Da Silva for a week of dance and music of Brazilian cultural expression! We are so fortunate to learn from these culture keepers. Read below (and on our website) about our master teachers.
Both Drum and Dance classes are for all levels, and all are welcome. If you already play a percussion insrument, you are welcome to bring it.
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Classes are ALL LEVELS
ALL CLASSES: $20/each class (drum and dance separate)
Tuesday, February 14:
Rhythm Industry Performance Factory
5:45 PM Afro-Brazilian Drum Workshop
7:15 PM Symbology of Orixa Dance Class
Wednesday, February 15:
MSA Annex*** note location - this is an outside event
5:45 PM Elements of Nature with Silvestre Tech
7:15 PM Symbology of Orixa Dance Class
Friday, February 17:
6:30 PM Symbology or Orixa Dance Class
Saturday, February 18:
4:30 PM Afro-Brazilian Drum Workshop
6:30 PM Samba de Caboclo and Samba de Roda
Sol Axe will offer a community table on Saturday for refreshments between classes.
Rhythm Industry is at 1013 S Tyndall Ave
MSA Annex 267 South Avenida del Convento
Luciano Xavier da Silva:
Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Luciano Xavier is a master percussionist specializing in the music of Brazil's culture. He started drumming within the tradition of Candomble. Those experiences in the day-to-day life of traditions in Candomblé houses (spiritual houses) grew his understanding of ancestral rhythms. Luciano shares this musical understanding through classes inspired by the rhythms of Candomblé, samba roots, Samba Afro, Samba Reggae and folk music. Xavier's performing career includes the Bale Folklorico da Bahia, Orchestra Afro Bahiana do Pelourinho, Sobe A Regencia da Mestra Emilia Biancard, and Odin Teatro. He has presented lectures and performances as a Master Drummer for Afro-Brazilian cultural presentations at various colleges throughout the US and taught in Argentina, Venezuela, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, and throughout the United States. He has worked with some of the most distinguished master teachers of our time including Mestre King, Augusto Omolu and Rosangela Silvestre.
Choreographer, instructor, dancer and creator of the Silvestre Dance Technique, Rosangela is a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Dance and post-graduated specializing in choreography, achieving her degree from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). She has researched dance and music in Brazil, India, Egypt, Senegal and Cuba as part of her ever-evolving and eclectic palette of movement. She acquired training in such diverse techniques as: Martha Graham, Limón, Horton, Floor Bar, Classic Ballet, Dunham Technique, and has experienced diverse dance expressions - such as Germany Theater Dance, Contemporary, Folkloric, as well as Traditional dances of Africa and other continents. Her instructors include Raimundo Bispo dos Santos (Mestre King), Mercedes Baptista, Clayde Morgan, Carlos Moraes, Nelma Seixas, among others, beginning in the late 1970s. Since 1981, Ms. Silvestre started to travel in and out of Brazil to teach, to train dancers, to perform, to lecture and to demonstrate, to consult, and attended seminars and residencies in diverse universities, dance festivals such as: Colorado College Dance Festival;
New Orleans Dance Festival; and dance camps such as the California Brazil Camp each year. She choreographed numerous dance pieces for companies based in Brazil - Balé Folclórico da Bahia and Odunde - as well as Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico Repertory Company, American Academy of Ballet, Roots of Brazil, Dance Brazil, Viver Brasil, Muntu Dance Theater, and the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Company. Her dance investigation and constant development created an opportunity to connect with the eclectic American musician Steve Coleman, with whom she traveled to diverse countries which have African roots in their music and dance. With Steve Coleman, Rosangela developed an idea to have the body as an instrument that provides the movement-form of any sound that can be captured - thereby discovering and creating dance at any moment.
Rosangela's use of her voice is an integral part of her work in dance. In September 2011 she completed the CD:
"Voices of Nature" recorded and produced by Mike Zecchino at The Nail Recording Studio in Tucson, Arizona.
Where is it happening?Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S Tyndall Ave,Tucson,AZ,United States, Tucson, United States
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