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“Samba Experience” | Dance workshop with Carine Fortunato
November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Embark on an exhilarating journey into the heart of Samba with the guidance of Carine Fortunato, the visionary director of Samba Fusion.
With pulsating rhythms and rich cultural fusion of the foundational steps of “samba no pé,” immerse yourself in the vibrant history and significance of this Afro-Brazilian dance that arose from the spirited favelas of Brazil.
From its humble beginnings to becoming the iconic centrepiece of Brazil’s dazzling Carnaval, Samba is a testament to the power of resilience and celebration. Join us in unleashing the rhythm within and dance your way through the essence of Samba!
Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Location: Canuck Family Education Centre – 655 William Street (by Grandview Park)
FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, PERFORMER, INSTRUCTOR
In 2009, Carine helped found Samba Fusion (formerly Samba Roots) in order to share Samba No Pé and its cultural fusions with Vancouver and the lower mainland. Currently, acting director and booking agent Carine, a Brazilian-born professional dancer, ensures that Samba Fusion delivers the authentic Brazilian experience to our professional clients and samba students. A passista (carnival Samba performer) of the Perola Negra Escola de Samba in São Paulo, Carine knows what it means to be a passista and helps keep the true meaning of samba alive! Her instruction includes the history of Samba and Afro-Brazilian dance. Tracing Samba back to its roots, she keeps up-to-date not only on what’s hot in Brazil but what significance samba holds in Brazilian culture.