(New York) April 5, 2018 — Dance lovers of all experience levels are invited to learn traditional dance styles and rhythms from around the globe at Ailey’s annual World Dance Celebration. This popular eight-week workshop series – beginning on Saturday, April 21 and culminating with on stage performances – combines folkloric dance styles and live accompaniment native to Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East into a “life-affirming celebration” (W42St magazine).
Explore the cultural diversity of Brazil through the movement and rhythm of its sexy samba music and dance style. A high energy workout set to the beat of live drums, beginner classes focus on samba from Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, while more advanced sessions explore various Afro-Brazilian styles like Afoxe, Mracatu, Frevo, and Maculele. There is no partnering in this technique.