This is an event you do not want to miss. I’ve seen this extraordinary company several times during the years and they never ever disappoint.
Viver Brasil is an Afro-Brazilian dance company based in Los Angeles, It was created 20 years ago by Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaro who serve as their artistic directors. This super talented company of dancers and musicians will perform dances and musical numbers that have its roots in the sacred and contemporary traditions of Brazil.
Every time I’ve seen them more than half the audience, including me, were dancing in the aisles. This company makes you feel so exhilerated that it’s hard to stay seated. Their mission is to use dance to explore themes of race, gender and social equity. and they do it beautifully.
This year the Viver Brasil will perform different dance styles including sambas, frevo, their signature block afro spectacle and other numbers that create an incredible carnival atmosphere. I was lucky enough to experience Carnival in Brazil and watching this group perform took me back to that incredible time.
Also featured will be world premieres choreographed by two internationally renowned choreographers, Bahia based Vera Passos and Los Angveles based Marina Magalhaes. This will be the 12th time this company has performed at the Ford and when you see them, you’ll understand why.
Performance: 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)
Ticket prices start at $25; Reserved Seating. To purchase tickets go to: www.fordtheatres.com/calendar/viver-brasil or call 323-461-3673.