Join us for traditional Brazilian dances featuring coco, maracatu and other lesser known, but wonderfully rich, Brazilian styles with special guest instructors, Piéra Varin and her partner André Simoes. Study up on the full array of Brazilian rhythms, some of which are the roots of samba!

When: Saturday, September 14th
Where: Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Fee: $15 (same as a regular class)

Bios:

Piéra Varin is an artist-educator with a degree in Pedagogy from the Faculdade de Educação da Universidade de São Paulo. She studied dance and percussion at the Teatro Escola Brincante from 2010 to 2012. In 2011 she started field studies in Pernambuco, Maranhão, Minas Gerais and São Paulo around popular Brazilian festivities of those regions, even becoming integrated in a major Maracatu group. Co-creator of Um Pelo Outro – dança e performance.

André Simoes has a degree in Social Sciences from the Unversidade de São Paulo. Also an artist-educator, André studied dance and percussion at the Teatro Escola Brincante from 2008 to 2012. In 2011, together with Piéra, he started field studies in Pernambuco, Maranhão, Minas Gerais and São Paulo around popular Brazilian festivities of those regions, even becoming integrated in a major Maracatu group. Co-creator of Um Pelo Outro – dança e performance.

Um Pelo Outro works with different artistic languages: dance, music and performing arts to rethink the relationships between spaces, subjects, cultures and exchanges. The traditions of the people are their support for physical and scenic action research. As part of their work they seek to share their art research with different people by presenting dance forms, performing shows, workshops, workshops for professionals, amateurs and everyone interested in knowing Brazilian culture, regardless of age or experience in dance.

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