Brazilian Dance Class with Stephanie Bastos
Stephanie Bastos’ innovative dance class challenges and inspires by creating a sacred space for all bodies to be included in the movement experience. Warm- up, skill- build, find your edge and play with Improvisation and Choreography rooted in Contemporary Dance techniques and African polyrhythms. This movement experience is designed for everyone!
All abilities, ages and experiences welcome. This event is FREE & totally donation based. We have a suggested donation of $5-15.
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Meeting ID: 813 5928 6118
At Dance for All Bodies, we believe that everybody can dance; all you need is a body and willingness to try! If you are a wheelchair user, have an amputation or use another assistive devices and want to try hip-hop, this class is for you. We welcome people of all abilities in this class, so whether you have a disability or not, please come dance with us and remember to bring your family and friends!
The instructor for this class will be Stephanie Bastos. We are really excited to be working with Stephanie again for this class. Stephanie Bastos is the daughter of Bernadette Chaves Nunes and Aluizio Ribeiro Bastos, started her performance career as a child with the Miami Ballet and in her teens, became one of the founding members of the internationally acclaimed Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble of Miami, FL directed by Andrea Seidel and featured in Isadora Duncan Dance and Repertory by Princeton Book Company. As a pre-professional, she was awarded scholarships to train at American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow and Bates Dance Festival after losing her leg in a tragic car accident and subsequently retraining herself to dance with a prosthetic leg. Since then, she has received her BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts and has been performing, touring and teaching Contemporary Dance throughout the United States, Germany, Poland, Argentina and Brazil. She has trained with master teachers; Martha Mahr, Thomas Armour, Andrea Seidel, Julia Levien, Peter London, Donald McKayle, Chuck Davis, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Reginald Yates, Tania Santiago and Mestre King among others. Winner of the 2011 San Francisco “Izzies” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance Ensemble with Ase West Dance Theater Collective, she has also worked with the Urban Bush Women, Axis Dance Company, Deep Waters Dance Theater, Aguas Da Bahia and Ron Brown’s/ EVIDENCE as a guest performer for the “Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth”, Soundsuits exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF.
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