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Contemporary Brazilian Dance Celebrating African Roots!

Presented by Dance Africa Fest at Balance Dance Studio, Austin TX

Apr 28 - 29 2018
Contemporary Brazilian Dance Celebrating African Roots!

On April 28-29, for the first time in Austin, TX, Dance Africa Fest welcomes Brazilian dancer-choreographer Rosangela Silvestre for an in-depth, two-day workshop exploring contemporary Brazilian dance and its African roots.

Dance Africa Fest welcomes Brazilian dancer-choreographer Rosangela Silvestre! Taught by a premier artist of modern-day African-influenced Brazilian dance, this high-energy workshop introduces students to a unique blend of traditional and modern dance techniques, with each class incorporating live drumming performed by some of Austin’s best musicians. This dance workshop series is sure to engage and delight students of all ages and levels!

Rosangela Silvestre is recognized for her development

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Workshop Info and Schedule

Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm. Symbology of Orixa Dances (Orixa dance movement and rhythms).
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm. Silvestre Technique (Brazilian Orixa dance movement fused with contemporary dance).

Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. Symbology of Orixa Dance (Orixa dance movement and rhythms).
  • 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm. Silvestre Technique (Brazilian Orixa dance movement fused with contemporary dance).

Live percussion for every class.

All levels welcome.

Pre-registration recommended as space is limited. Ticket packages:

1 class $17.00

2 classes $30.00

3 classes $45.00

4 classes $60.00

Online tickets and more information available at:


    Official Website



  • Rosangela Silvestre teaching in Salvador, Brasil, January 25, 2008. Drummers: Alcides Morais and Joel Souza on Atabaques. Featured male dancer, Jorge, from Balefolclorico, dancing movements of Ogun.


Balance Dance Studio

4544 S Lamar Blvd, Bldg 200, Austin, Texas, 78745., Austin, TX 78745


    • Wheelchair Access

The venue is wheelchair accessible, and has accessible parking. Dance Africa Fest is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance for

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