Celebrate Brooklyn!: DanceBrazil
DanceBrazil performs at the Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn!, presented by BRIC in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.
The dancers in artistic director Jelon Vieira’s DanceBrazil “glow enthusiastically as they let rip at highest energy,” (NY Times) fusing contemporary movement with the dance/ martial arts form of capoeira. The program here includes Malungos, which takes its name from a slang word used among enslaved Africans traveling on ships to Brazil, and Gueto, Vieira’s testament to the vitality of marginalized communities. Opening the show is Forro In The Dark, a group of expats led by percussionist Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers) who take the traditional party music of northeastern Brazil “to new heights by drawing on influences ranging from Enrique Iglesias to Beck.” (NPR)
Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.