Featuring 28 powerful dancers, 8 extraordinary musicians and 2 incredible singers, Viver Brasil paraded on stage featuring an original bloco afro choreography by Vera Passos as part of An Olympic Carnival: Celebrating Sergio Mendes & 50 Years of Brasil '66. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the piece features orchestral arrangements of famous samba reggaes from Bahia by Viver Brasil's Co-Music Director Simon Carrol. Accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, dancers performed in stunning costumes fabricated with original fabric designed by internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist, J. Cunha.
An Olympic Carnaval
Featuring 28 powerful dancers, 8 extraordinary musicians and 2 incredible singers with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Viver Brasil parades onto the stage in a Bahian Carnival spectacle featuring original bloco afro choreography, thunderous sounds, steps and rhythms in stunning costumes by internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist, J. Cunha.
Viver Brasil Dance Company, Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaró, Artistic Directors
Hollywood Bowl show artistic team Vera Passos, Choreographer Rachel Hernandez, Rehearsal Director Nagode Simpson, Dance Captain Simon Carroll and Kahlil Music, Musical Directors Exclusive fabric design, J. Cunha Costume designers, Maria de Lourdes Silvestre dos Santos and Rosalba Gamma Costume construction assistance, Angelica Flores Paula Santos, Project Manager for fabric construction with Alberto Pitta