Thursday April 2nd, 2015 - 7:30 pm (3 total times)
Samba Fogo will present Fogo Divino (Divine Fire) in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre, April 2-4, 2015. Fogo Divino (Divine Fire) is a showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music, martial arts, and fire dance. Visit arttix.org for tickets and SambaFogo.com for information.
Thursday April 2nd, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Drawing on rich Afro-Brazilian traditions and mythology, Samba Fogo brings passion, fire, and pure joy to their performance as they weave traditional and contemporary dance forms, acrobatics and fire dance, all accompanied by live music.
This year's live band features a string quartet, vocal quartet, large Brazilian bateria (drumline), seven-string guitar and various unique Brazilian instruments such as the cavaquinho and berimbau.
A magical and intense journey in Brazilian performing arts, Divine Fire will premiere several new works, including original musical compositions by Musical Director Mason Aeschbacher and Brazilian band member George Brown, as well as new choreographic works by Artistic Director Lorin Hansen and guest choreographer Alysia Ramos.
Fogo Divino will inspire, thrill, and touch the hearts of Utah audiences, with a cast of over 30 talented dancers, musicians, singers, martial artists and fire dancers including Solange Gomes from Tablado Flamenco on lead vocals, cellist Caitlin Andrew straight from Chicago, and very talented guest dancers, Jersey Reo Riemo and Ai Fujii-Nelson.
"Unlike other dance performances, Samba Fogo is not just a spectator sport. The audience was urged to clap along, shout when it suited, and even get up and dance at times. Needless to say, the energy was contagious." - Salt Lake magazine