Dance workshops with Josiane Santos

22-24 October 2016 (Labour Weekend) – come and dance with 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.

Saturday 22nd October

Saturday morning dance class 10am – 12.30pm
Saturday afternoon dance class 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Studio T1, Level 3, Whitireia Performing Arts Centre on Vivian Street

Roda de Capoeira Angola

Saturday 6pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro St
(open and free to attend, hosted by Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa)

Sunday 23rd October

Sunday morning dance class 10.30am – 12.30pm
Sunday afternoon dance class 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Drama 3, Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre on Hutchinson Road
(note change from Drama 1 to Drama 3)

Samba de roda party

Sunday 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Laundry Bar, 242 Cuba St
(No cover charge)

Monday 24th October

Monday morning dance class 11am – 1.30pm
Venue: Studio T1, Level 3, Whitireia Performing Arts Centre on Vivian Street
Monday afternoon group performance 3.00pm
Venue: Wellington waterfront, at Odlins Plaza in front of Macs Brewery

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.

Cost:
$120 for the full three days – or payable on a per workshop basis if you prefer.

Feel free to rock on up to any of the workshops and join in. You can come to one, all or some of the workshops over the long weekend – you choose!

Venues:
22nd October – Studio T1, Level 3, Whitireia Performing Arts Centre on Vivian Street
23rd October – Drama 3, Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre on Hutchinson Road
24th October – Studio T1, Level 3, Whitireia Performing Arts Centre on Vivian Street
24th October performance – Wellington waterfront at Odlins Plaza in front of Macs Brewery

If you have any questions, please contact Sunita on 027 253 7288 or email wellingtonbatucada@gmail.com

Although you’ll get much more out of it if you can attend all three days, we don’t want to exclude you if you can’t do the entire long weekend. If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact Sunita on 027 253 7288 – or just turn up at any of the workshops and register in person.

Thank you for supporting Wellington Batucada.