DanceBrazil – March 30, 2013

Sizzle! Jump! Sizzle some more. Inspired by the cultural tapestry of Brazil, this steamy hot troupe fuses Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira, the daring martial-arts dance, jumps and acrobatic flips. The New York Times praises DanceBrazil’s, “crowd-pleasing style of high-octane, high-flying, pelvis-swiveling choreography.”

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Ticket Prices by Section:
Platinum Section – $67 *
Gold Section – $57
Silver Section – $47
Bronze Section – $37
Copper Section – $20

These discounts available for phone & box office sales:
• Summit County students (K-12) pay $5 in Copper Section
• Summit County Teachers receive 2 for 1 tickets
• Seniors 62 and over 20% off all tickets
• Children 16 and under half price
Please note there is never a ticketing fee or surcharge.

*All Platinum Section tickets include Reception Passes offering admittance to the official performance reception and after-party.  Eccles Center Main Stage Receptions are held at a gallery, restaurant or other location in Park City near the Eccles Center Theater; as reception locations change for each performance, guests are given passes indicating the reception location with their tickets on the night of the performance. 

Box office is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm.   Call 435 655-3114 or walk up to Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT.  Day of Show:  Box office opens at noon.

For immediate release
March 8, 2013

Park City Performing Arts Foundation presents
March 30, 2013

PARK CITY, UT – With a “crowd-pleasing style of high-octane, high-flying, pelvis-swiveling choreography” (The New York Times), DanceBrazil arrives on The Eccles Center stage with plenty of sizzle, Saturday, March 30. Inspired by the cultural tapestry of Brazil, this gorgeous troupe combines Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira (the traditional dance/martial arts form that had its origins in Africa and evolved in colonial Brazil as a way of fighting enslavement). Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1977 by Brazilian-born Jelon Viera, the company has grown into an internationally renowned cultural and dance phenomenon. In 1980, Alvin Ailey joined the company’s board of directors and helped focus the objectives of the company in order to speak to a broad North American community. The infectious rhythms and daring and dazzling movement premiered at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in 1985 and have been thrilling audiences around the world ever since.

Critics and audiences are mesmerized by the steamy, dance-capoeira blend. As The New York Times writes “In theatricalizing this lethal fight dance, Jelon Vieira… replaces ferocity with flash: Dancers, kicking and sweeping their legs, performing flips with acrobatic agility. For texture, Mr. Vieira also incorporates Afro-Brazilian movement, but it is the capoeira that you wait for.” And The Philadelphia Inquirer describes DanceBrazil as “undaunted, uplifting exuberance.”

DanceBrazil’s Park City performance will include two pieces: “Banguela,” named for a special rhythm played to calm down the capoeiristas when their play in a roda (the circle formed by the capoeiristas and musicians) gets too heated; Banguela presents an opportunity to bring “mandinga” (magic) into play, where opponents attempt to trick each other with fakes, balances, speed and acrobatic movement. “Fé do Sertão,” a glimpse into the life, culture and June 24 (St. John) celebration of the communities of Northern Brazil’s Sertão region, premieres this season.

In addition to the March 30 main stage show, DanceBrazil is slated to participate in PCPAF’s Student Outreach Program.

* Please contact Jane Gendron for interview requests, review tickets, photos and press information, 435-640-3315.


Park City Performing Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances to the community. Since 1998, PCPAF has presented internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers and film at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization is currently presenting its ninth season of headliner concerts at Deer Valley Resort. PCPAF is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. They proudly launched the Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ – an after school literacy program and very thinky retail store – in January 2010.


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