Viver Brasil celebrates its 20th anniversary with world premiere performances of "Cor Da Pele," choreographed by Marina Magalhães and “Para Onde o Samba Me Leva" choreographed by Vera Passos, as well as Viver Brasil's restaged repertory pieces “Orixas,” “Oxum, Lady of the Sweet Rivers” and “Avaninha.” The evening features new music by Simon Carroll, Kahlil Cummings with Bobby Easton and Fabio Santana performed live.
These works exalt the Afro-Brazilian ancestral wisdom of orixa dance and music, the socially charged dances of frevo, samba and the Bloco Afro carnival spectacle. The anniversary concert dance event highlights Viver Brasil's joy and jubilance and artistic range as the company deeply explores the contemporary themes of race, gender, resistance and resilience.
Founded in 1997, Viver Brasil is a living bridge for social and artistic exchange between Los Angeles and Sister City, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Viver Brasil pursues its mission with bold dance theatre for the stage as well as community engagement programs which bring electrifying Afro-Brazilian dance, music, and culture to schools and community venues that include conversations about race, equity and social activism.