The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Brings DanceBrazil to California

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present DanceBrazil, an Afro-Brazilian dance group based in New York, as part of their 2014-2015 season. DanceBrazil is composed of talented Brazilian dancers who thrive on stage to bring their audience full physicality of movement that represents the company's unique fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira. Capoeira is the traditional dance/martial arts form that had its origins in Africa and evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement. 

In 1977 DanceBrazil was founded by Jelon Vieira after evolving from grass-roots workshops at the Clark Center for the Arts in New York City. Alvin Ailey joined the board of directors in 1980 and helped focus the objectives of DanceBrazil, emphasizing the company's ability to speak to a broad North American community. Within a few years, DanceBrazil premiered at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. In 1985, DanceBrazil premiered Orfeo Negro at the Riverside Dance Festival to critical and popular acclaim. For the last 36 years, DanceBrazil has thrilled audiences across the United States and throughout the world with its dazzling artistry, which is inspired by the cultural tapestry of Brazil. 

Performances will take place at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, CA.

February 6 at 8:00p.m.
February 7 at 3:00p.m. and 8:00p.m.

Full of part-time students can find rush tickets available at select shows! Go to THEWALLIS.ORG/RUSH for more information.

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