Ancestral spirits come whirling, rippling, and pulsating to life in the works of Viver Brasil.
— Dance Magazine

photo by Paul Antico

Viver Brasil honors Brazil’s African legacy through bold contemporary dance theater and increases awareness of the rich history of Afro-Brazilian dance and music through performances, residencies, lectures, interactive workshops, an annual cultural immersion travel program to Salvador, Bahia, and arts education programs that engage a variety of communities from youth to adults and seniors. Through rigorous research and continuous dialogue with living masters and virtuoso musicians and choreographers in Bahia, Viver Brasil drives contemporary representations of Brazilian dance in the United States.


VIVER BRASIL unveils history ... ignites the present ... imagines and inflames the future ... reminds us to embrace what’s timeless in us all ...