BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT ALVIN AILEY STUDIOS

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Alvin Ailey studios (which offers adult classes in everything from ballet to salsa to capoeira) is planning a big shindig to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day, on Sunday, September 13th.

Quenia Ribeiro (whose classes I’ve taken — and even lived to tell :) ) and Tiba Vieria will spend the day (11 am- 7 pm) teaching Macuele (an Afro-Brazilian dance), Capoeira, Samba drumming, and of course Samba dancing — both the Bahia (Reggae) style and the Rio style — the latter in high-heeled platform shoes. The day will culminate with with “Bloco Ribeiro,” a performance and parade led by Quenia and her band up and down 55th Street. Costumes and props will be provided for participants.

Fun fun! Go here for a schedule and more info.

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