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Sankofa with the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center: Augusto Soledade Brazzdance Presents – Oduns

Sankofa with the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center: Augusto Soledade Brazzdance Presents – Oduns

In celebration of Augusto Soledade Brazzdance’s 10th Anniversary, the company will be hosting a performance titled Oduns (paths) at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center – Black Box Theater in Miami on May 22 and 23, 2015 at 8:00pm.
This event will honor choreographer Augusto Soledade’s two mentors Garth Fagan,Tony Award winner Choreographer for the Lion King and Artistic Director of Garth Fagan Dance, and Associate Professor of Dance and Artistic Director of Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble at SUNY Brockport, NY, Clyde Morgan. Mr. Fagan and Mr. Morgan are guests of honor for the event.
In this concert, Augusto Soledade Brazzdance will perform “Dreaming Amazonia” 2009 and “Altars” 2006, the two works that Soledade dedicated to each of his mentors respectively. ‘Dreaming Amazonia’ represents through dance complex and universal realities in the urban versus rural dichotomy. In particular, the work focuses on our relationships with various living environments, and the potential to transform ourselves and our surroundings as a result of our interaction with the world. “Altars” considers and abstracts aspects of the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomblé in order to comment on divine presence in religious rituals and daily life. Soledade juxtaposes his Afro-Fusion aesthetic with the Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the intention of bringing together the spiritual sense of two distinct worlds.

This performance is also part of the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center’s 40th anniversary celebration.

“Oduns” is scheduled for May 22 and 23 at 8pm at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center – Black Box Theater, 6161 NW 22nd Ave Miami, FL 33142. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $10 Student/Seniors/ Group. Student tickets are available with valid student ID. Tickets are available online at www.brazzdance.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door 60 minutes prior to each performance.

Support for the performance of “Oduns” comes from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Rocker Family Foundation,, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University, the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, Centro Cultural Brazil-USA, the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, The Miami Foundation, and The Knight Foundation.

For more information please email contact@brazzdance.com, or call (786) 338-5488.