Rosangela Silvestre Masterclass

Movema are very pleased to announce that we are bringing Rosangela Silvestre, internationally renowned Brazilian dancer, choreographer and teacher to Liverpool for the first time, to deliver a movement an evening of powerful dance with live music from master drummer Alysson Bruno as part of their UK tour 2018.


Liverpool Workshop

21st May 2018. 6-9pm

LIPA Sixth Form College, Mount Street, Liverpool L1 9HF.

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Workshops are for all levels and abilities, suitable for dance enthusiasts from all styles and movement backgrounds.
In the workshop Rosangela will share with us her Orixa Movement. Discover how sacred symbolism inspires the body to dance. Orixa is the Essence of the Universe.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to dive deep into movement and your own unique expression.

Tickets available NOW on Eventbrite (prices include EB fees)
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Early Bird Ticket £20.00
Early Bird Concession ticket £16.00
Full Price Ticket £25.00 *
Full Price Concession Ticket £21.00 *
* More on the door



Bristol Workshop

24th – 27th May 2018

Jacobs Wells Baths Centre, Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DZ.

Rosangela and Alysson will be visiting Bristol for the 5th year! There will be workshops over 4 days including Symbology of Orixa, Silvestre Technique and Musicality.  Open to all levels.

Tickets available soon.

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Orixas Dance Movement:
A traditional afro-brazilan movement form. The study of the connections between the rhythms and the traditional movement, archetype and mythology, of the Orixa dances interpreted as an art form.


Rosangela Silvestre:
Choreographer, instructor, dancer and creator of the Silvestre Dance Technique, Rosangela is a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and post-graduated specializing in choreography, achieving her degree from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). She has researched dance and music in Brazil, India, Egypt, Senegal and Cuba as part of her ever-evolving and eclectic palette of movement. She acquired training in such diverse techniques as: Martha Graham, Limón, Horton, Floor Bar, Classic Ballet, Dunham Technique, and has experienced diverse dance expressions – such as Germany Theater Dance, Contemporary, Folkloric, as well as Traditional dances of Africa and other continents. Her instructors include Raimundo Bispo dos Santos (Mestre King), Mercedes Baptista, Clayde Morgan, Carlos Moraes, Nelma Seixas, among others, beginning in the late 1970s. Since 1981, Ms. Silvestre started to travel in and out of Brazil to teach, to train dancers, to perform, to lecture and to demonstrate, to consult, and attended seminars and residencies in diverse universities, dance festivals such as: Colorado College Dance Festival;
New Orleans Dance Festival; and dance camps such as the California Brazil Camp each year. She choreographed numerous dance pieces for companies based in Brazil – Balé Folclórico da Bahia and Odunde – as well as Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico Repertory Company, American Academy of Ballet, Roots of Brazil, Dance Brazil, Viver Brasil, Muntu Dance Theater, and the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Company.
Her dance investigation and constant development created an opportunity to connect with the eclectic American musician Steve Coleman, with whom she traveled to diverse countries which have African roots in their music and dance. With Steve Coleman, Rosangela developed an idea to have the body as an instrument that provides the movement-form of any sound that can be captured – thereby discovering and creating dance at any moment. Rosangela is currently the choreographer of Viver Brasil Dance Company Directed by Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaró.
Rosangela’s use of her voice is an integral part of her work in dance.


Alysson Bruno:

Musician, dancer, composer, producer and music director from São Paulo, Brazil, born and raised in the religion of Candomblé of the Ketu nation.

He has in Brazil, Canada, France, Switzerland, Russia and Spain.
musical director for Toronto based dance company Dance Migration and composing for Toronto based drumming group Baque de Bamba.