Viver Brasil Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary at the Ford Amphitheatre

By Joan Alperin

Viver Brasil at the Ford Theatres on September 22 is an event you do not want to miss. I've seen this extraordinary group several times during the years and they never disappoint.

Viver Brasil is an Afro-Brazilian dance company based in Los Angeles. The group is led by artistic directors Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaró. This super talented company of dancers and musicians will perform joyful dances and musical forms rooted in the sacred and contemporary traditions of Brazil.

The evening honors Viver Brasil's 20 years of creating a stronger humanity through bold, soulful and thought-provoking Afro-Brazilian dance theater. Their performance art explores contemporary themes of race, gender and social equity.

The company exalts the ancestral wisdom of Orixá dance and music. The choreography ranges from the socially charged dances of frevo, samba and afros bloco. The Brazilian Carnival spectacle with irrepressible and exuberant physicality, power and passion is alive in their performance. The company's dancers unveil history, ignite the present, and imagine and brighten the future. Vocalists become part of the action and musicians take polyrhythms to new heights. 

Also featured are world premieres by two internationally renowned female Brazilian choreographers: Bahian-based Vera Passos (Para Onde o Samba Me Leva/Where Samba Takes Me) and Los Angeles-based Marina Magalhães (Cor Da Pele/Skin Color).

New musical soundscapes will be created and performed live by Kahlil Cummings, Simon Carroll and Bobby Easton. It will be Viver Brasil's twelfth time appearing at the Ford Theatres. This event will have you dancing in the aisles. I should know. That's exactly what I do every time I see them.

Event info: Friday evening, September 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm. The Ford is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (just off the 101, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass). 

To purchase tickets visit the Ford Theatres wesbite or call 323-461-3673.

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