Thursday, October 11, 2012

Contempo Physical Dance

Last year I had the great opportunity to dance with a company in Minnesota called Contempo Physical Dance.  Contempo Physical Dance is a company that fuses Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance. The company made its grand debut at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis, February 3-5, 2012, with the premiere of Motirô. An indigenous word in Brazil, Motirô means "a meeting of people to build something together, helping one another along the way." 

The choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos is a native of Brazil. His work with the traditional Afro-Brazilian dance company, NegraO, and contemporary dance company, Cia dos Homens, earned him international acclaim. In 2006 he was recognized by the American Folkloric Society as a Brazilian folk artist of unique and exceptional ability, and since that time he has been sharing his expertise with the Minnesota dance community. He has danced for TU Dance, Penumbra Theatre, and Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater. He is a true inspiration!

On the weekend of September 29th I was very fortunate to be able to go back to Minnesota to perform this show once again.  Performing this show again was such an amazing experience! I want to share a small clip of the show! 

Check out the company's website and like us on Facebook!

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