An Exuberant Brazilian Weekend of Dance, Wellness and Fun!
October 18, 19 & 20
In the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, called the American Riviera!
"Exhilarating", Shape Magazine
Dance, yoga, balance, rhythm and joy. Explore the beauty and power of movement in the Hip Brazil Contemporary Dance Workshop. Learn the fundaments of SAMBA and an entire choreography based on this SENSUAL dance style! Find your BLISS in Samba Reggae. The same rhythm that seduced Michael Jackson, Paul Simon and many dancers and musicians around the world. Reach new levels.... Yoga and balance!
Workshop price includes a delicious Sunday Brunch by Brasil Arts Cafe!
"The infectious spirit of the instructor, Vanessa Isaac will keep you going long after you break a sweat!" -Fitness Magazine
Workshops will be taught by Vanessa Isaac and guest artists Alfred Kendrick, Autumn Phillips and Nadra Ehrman. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, celebrate and be introduced to this most raved method and get your groove on!
Note: no refunds for any reason!
Best savings: If you sign up for the entire weekend the Price includes ALL classes, a glass of wine on Friday night at Oreana Winery and Brazilian Brunch on Sunday Morning!
• Entire weekend: $279 (6 dance/movement classes, brunch (mimosa & cofffee/tea) and a glass of wine on Friday at Oreana.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Saturday Classes, October 19, 2013
5:30pm to 7:30pm - Rest, Dinner on your own
"A Journey to Brazil" Party starts at 7:30 to 11pm at Eos, SB
Sunday Classes, October 20, 2013
Sunday Classes with live soulful music by Zephan and Miguelito. Amazing! Check them in the House of Blues HERE
Locations: All dance/yoga/balance classes will be held at Santa Barbara Dance Center, located at 127-A W Canon Perdido Santa Barbara, CA. Brasil Arts Cafe is located at 1230 State Street Santa Barbara, CA
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The weekend workshops feature Brazil’s most famous export - the samba - and share the heat of this music and its corresponding dance. Hot, hot, hot is not an overstatement in describing the hip-gyrating hypnotic moves of this dance. Read more about Samba here!
In the Brazilian Contemporary Dance session you’ll learn the fundamentals of Hip Brazil Style: Freeing, powerful and delightful. Shape magazine raved it as “Exhilarating”. Vanessa marries the best of Brazilian contemporary music to movement. When people think of Brazilian music, traditional samba comes to mind. Although this genre is revered and performed, there's also a wealth of music coming out of Brazil today, from MPB to jazz and samba hip-hop fusion to the powerful funk carioca-meets-bhangra.
In Samba Reggae Bliss Hip Brazil pays tribute to Olodum, the creator of this rhythm and dance style. Olodum music makes you dance and its roots are deep into the “re-africanization movement” of the Afro Blocos. Thought its successful social programs: a school and other community services Olodum, in conjunction with other Afro-Blocos of Bahia, have been making a revolution, in the best sense of the word. The Group attracted fans worldwide. Not even international super stars were able to ignore its power. Musician Paul Simon was the first to record with Olodum in the "The Rhythm of the Saints" CD. Followed by the late Michael Jackson in 1996, that featured Olodum in his “ They Don’t Care About Us” music and video. In the video, Michael appears blasting his signature dance moves wearing Olodum t-shirts in front of hundreds of Olodum drummers and youngsters.
In the "Cool moves for Dancers" (based in Capoeira and Martial Arts). "We say capoeira is a Brazilian martial art and dance. But capoeira is much more. It is a sport, a ritual, a dance (that actually inspired the American break dance), a musical expression, a martial art and a philosophy. It's a cultural tradition and a way of life. Capoeira was invented by African slaves in Brazil over 450 years ago. The African slaves that came to Brazil brought with them their culture. Many of those slaves practiced other types of African Martial Arts in their mother land, like the Sanga. Sanga means "to triumph". And it is a war dance. Those martial arts had an enormous influence on the development of capoeira. But although capoeira received the influences of dance and African martial arts, it was the African slaves living in Brazil that invented capoeira.... The moves in capoeira are beautiful and spectacular. It combines strength and grace with personal expression. You may kick, sweep or flip. It's acrobatic with moves like au (a cartwheel). It's said that capoeira influenced the creation of "break dance" in the 70s.... Read more about Capoeira here. NOTE: This is not a capoeira class but a class to inspire dancers with moves based on capoeira. Think out of the box and use some of the cool moves and principles in your dance... So cool!
Vanessa Isaac and Hip Brazil as seen on CNN Headline News, Fox TV and in Dance Spirit Magazine, Shape and Fitness publications.
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