22-24 October 2016 (Labour Weekend) – come and join us!
Wellington Batucada is excited to introduce this series of dance workshops to the capital.
Teacher Josiane Santos is an exuberant force, igniting her classes with the warmth and passion she holds for her culture. The talented Brazilian has danced and performed since her childhood, and from 2002 began researching Brazilian Folk Dances as choreographic material for the production of her dance shows.
Josi has taught Afro-Dance and Samba de Gafieira workshops since 2009, and has produced and directed shows seen across Brazil, USA and Sweden. She currently resides in Byron Bay, Australia where she co-founded the Brazilian Bay Company with her partner, promoting Brazilian culture and performing arts within the community. Their inclusive and empowering approach brings joy and a great sense of achievement to those participating.
More info about the weekend’s activities can be found on our Dance workshops with Josiane Santos page.
Cost is $120 for the full three days, or payable on a per workshop basis if you prefer.
This weekend has been set up in lieu of Sambanui and is open to all samba groups in New Zealand and the wider dance community.
The workshops will take place in Wellington over 22-24 October 2016 (Labour Weekend)
Feel free to rock on up to any of the workshops and register in person. You can come to one, all or some of the workshops over the long weekend – you choose!
Josi leading a Brazilian Bay Mix Dance class, 2016
Josi leading a Samba de Roda and Afro-Brazilian Class in Oslo, 2012
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