Thursday, April 08, 2010

Tucson: Batucaxe offers master classes by Rosangela Silvestre


Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 3:55 PM
Subject: Batucaxe News - Batucaxe Welcomes Rosangela Silvestre To Tucson, April 18-25


"Dance translates what I cannot say with words. Dance connects me with the Universe. Dance connects me with you." - Rosangela Silvestre


Batucaxé is thrilled to welcome Rosangela Silvestre, world class choreographer, instructor, and dancer! Ms. Silvestre will be presenting a series of unforgettable master classes in Tucson during the week of April 18-25th. The classes are open to the community and are suitable for all levels. The opportunity to experience the culturally expressive teaching style and welcoming presence of Rosangela is not to be missed! Classes are $15/each.



Orixa Dance Workshops: Symbols in Motion with live drumming by Batucaxé

  • April 18 (Sun) 5:00 - 6:30 PM, Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S.Tyndall Ave, Tucson.
  • April 23 (Fri)  6:30 - 7:45 PM ***SPECIAL CLASS*** for Capoeira Malandragem Batizado, Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave, Tucson.
  • April 24 (Sat) 10:00 -11:30 AM ***SPECIAL CLASS*** for Capoeira Mandinga Batizado, at University of Arizona Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. 6th Street, Tucson.
  • April 25 (Sun) 5:00 - 6:30 PM. Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave, Tucson.

Silvestre Technique Class: A Brazilian Technique of Dance based on the four elements of nature and the gestures of the Orixas

  • April 19 (Mon) 6:40 - 8:15 PM, The Dance Loft, 620 E. 19th Street, Tucson.
  • April 21 (Wed) 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Body Works Studio, 1980 E. River Road, Suite 250, Tucson.
  • April 25 (Sun) 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave, Tucson.

 Private and Semi-Private Lessons with Rosangela are available. Please ask for details by emailing or call 520-907-9709.


"FACES of NATURE" - A solo performance of the Orixa dances, the mythology and spirituality of Brasil by Rosangela Silvestre.

Location and time TBA soon. $10.


Batucaxé (pronounced bah-too-cah-SHEH, which means "the blessing of the beat"), the winner of the 2009 Tucson Tammies Award in the World Music Category, is a non-profit drum and dance ensemble and school in Tucson, Arizona. Inspired by the music of Brazil, Batucaxé features the music of many traditions, from Brazil and all over the world. Our goal is to inspire creativity, openness, community solidarity and collective joy, through lessons and classes, outreach programs and high-energy performances. Visit to learn about us, listen to some music and enjoy video clips of past performances.

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