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Companhia Urbana de Dança (Brazil)

This event has been temporarily postponed. We apologize for this inconvenience. Information about rescheduled dates coming soon

For tickets reimbursement Please call the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office at (305) 547-5414 / www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org.

For more information Please call FUNDarte at 786.348.0789 / www.FUNDarte.us

 

Companhia Urbana de Dança is back In Miami!

FUNDarte’s NO BORDERS Series in collaboration with The Miami- Dade County Auditorium presents 5 Passos pra não cair no abismo (5 steps not to fall into the abyss), by Companhia Urbana de Dança, a contemporary dance project from Brazil, on March 21st at 8:30 p.m. at Mid-Stage at Miami-Dade County Auditorium. (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

Direct from Rio de Janeiro, Companhia Urbana de Dança tears up the stage with a high-energy fusion of hip-hop, samba, capoeira, and contemporary dance in boldly imaginative choreography by Brazilian choreographer Sonia Destri Lie.

Companhia Urbana de Dança brings its dancers’ identities, testimonials, and attitudes to the stage with an upbeat, Afro-Brazilian accent. The group is firmly positioned in the most contemporary urban dance scene in Brazil and internationally, and choreographer Sonia Destri Lie’s boldly original mix of contemporary Brazilian dance and hip-hop infuses both forms with new rigor, meditative one moment, explosive the next. Locating the true heart of hip-hop, Destri strips it of its easy tricks, bringing it back to its original emotional depth, expressive range, and poetic integrity. Highly influenced by Brazilian street dance forms, Destri integrates these techniques into her already established contemporary movement sensibility. Pulling from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro where many of her company members grew up, Companhia Urbana de Dança aims to transcend cultural boundaries, while showcasing eclectic skill sets.

“5 Passos pra não cair no abismo talked about the stories we lived. Not even easy stories , independently the company has found possible paths and dribbled the harshness of their contexts. We start from a place of society of great disbelief, disillusionment and prejudice and even spiritual, and you know that all these functions as a chain, where one link pulls the other.” Sonia Destri Lie

 

 

So wonderful that it seems miraculous…promised a blend of hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance and knocked the ball out of the park.”

The New York Times

“Classic hip-hop moves are visible — the rippling of arms, the rolling on backs — yet they have been stretched and shaped into something new.”

The New York Times

“Forget the pedigree. For raw, edge-of-your-seat tension, this is the one to beat.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Tour de force of hip-hop dance-theatre.”

Financial Times

 

What:             5 Passos pra não cair no abismo by Companhia Urbana de Dança, Contemporary Dance from Brazil

When:            March 21st 8:30 p.m.

Where:          Mid-Stage at Miami-Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

Cost:              $30 adults | $25 students and seniors with ID (limited seating) | $20 for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets:        www.ticketmaster.com; by phone (800) 745-3000 No service charge at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

More Information: (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789 | www.fundarte.us, info@fundarte.us

 

 

 

About the Artist:

Sonia Destri Lie is the artistic director and choreographer of Companhia Urbana de Dança. Receiving her degrees in both psychology and ballet has rendered her a unique perspective on human expression and human form. Destri had travelled throughout Brazil and Europe after completing her studies, working in dance, theatre, film, and musicals. It was then when she discovered hip-hop and b-boying dance. She had defined her unique and refreshing interpretation of these styles by infusing them with the rich cultural influences of Brazil and the favelas from within. Her works creatively embrace elements of of hip-hop, b-boying, contemporary dance, and also Brazilian social dances. Destri’s choreography has been cited as a significant contribution to the field of dance. She received the Best Script Award by the Ford Foundation, the Staging Award 2011 by the State of Rio de Janeiro for the show Eu Danço, the FADA Award by the City Hall of Rio de Janeiro (2012, 2013 and 2014), and the Best Choreography Award by Conseil International de la Danse (CID_Unesco).

 

 

When Companhia Urbana de Dança made its US debut at New York City Center in 2010, the eyes of even the most ‘‘been-there-saw-that’’ critics opened wide with amazement. Destri’s boldly original mix of contemporary Brazilian dance and hip-hop infused both forms with new rigor, meditative one moment, explosive the next. Locating the true heart of hip-hop, Destri strips it of its easy tricks, bringing it back to its original emotional depth, expressive range, and poetic integrity. Founded in Brazil in 2004/2005 by dancer Tiago Sousa and choreographer and artistic director Sonia Destri Lie, Companhia Urbana de Dança is an ensemble of street performers working to foster the human experience through dance. Destri’s experience traveling through Europe for work in theater and film exposed her to hip-hop and b-boy techniques. Highly influenced by Brazilian street forms, she began to integrate these techniques into her already established contemporary movement sensibility. The group is firmly positioned in the most contemporary urban dance scene in Brazil and internationally. It highlights the talents of young black, and poor Brazilians in the modern world, from and affirming and pluralist stance.

More information at www.companhiaurbanadedanca.com.br

 

FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical and social perspectives.

 

 

Financial and administrative support for FUNDarte’s 2019-20 series is provided in part by Miami Dade County Auditorium; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida Department of State; Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; University of the Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Cuban Theater Digital Archive; Miami Art Guide; El Nuevo Herald; INBY New Papers; Pamela Restaurant, and The Broadmoor Hotel.

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