Exploration of Forms: Symbology of Orixá Dances Workshop

Workshop | March 17 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Rosangela Silvestre, Silvestre Dance Technique

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop will explore the connections between the rhythms and the traditional movements, archetypes and stories of the Orixá dances, interpreted as an art form. It is a journey into the discovery of how the sacred symbolism of this tradition inspires the body to dance, making the connection between the traditional movements and rhythms of the Orixá, to our own human nature.

About the Instructor: Rosangela Silvestre is a choreographer, instructor, dancer and creator of the Silvestre Dance Technique. She is a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Dance and post-graduated specializing in choreography, achieving her degree from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). She has researched dance and music in Brazil, India, Egypt, Senegal and Cuba as part of her ever-evolving and eclectic palette of movement. She acquired training in such diverse techniques as: Martha Graham, Limón, Horton, Floor Bar, Classic Ballet, Dunham Technique, and has experienced diverse dance expressions - such as Germany Theater Dance, Contemporary, Folkloric, as well as Traditional dances of Africa and other continents.

Exploration of Forms is a free, public workshop series. No previous dance experience is necessary. All workshops take place on Sundays, 1-3pm, in Bancroft Dance Studio at UC Berkeley. Donations are encouraged.

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