Dance Allsorts: AfroVibras Perú and Samba Fusion
Sunday, September 27, 2015
The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
1pm Performance, followed by a Q&A with the Artists
2:15pm Free workshop with AfroVibras Perú, open to all ages and abilities
We begin our 15/16 season with AfroVibras Perú and Samba Fusion as we join forces with the ACT Cultural Centre to celebrate Canada Culture Days and present Dance Allsorts in Maple Ridge for the first time. Join us for an afternoon that celebrates the rich traditions of the African Diasporas from Brazil and Perú.
With roots in Brazilian samba and fused with numerous dance traditions, Samba Fusion will present a program that highlights Brazil’s African heritage, featuring dance styles that were created as expressions of freedom, and which have become popular around the world in recent decades.
AfroVibras Perú presents Afro-Peruvian folklore and contemporary fusion, expressing the struggles and vast socio-political and cultural contributions of Afro-descendants. Moving to the pulse of cajón percussion rhythms, the group unites dance and theatre in an exhilarating, revealing dance experience.
Images: Juan Contreras