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Come experience the fluidity and power of the Silvestre Technique with its creator, Rosangela Silvestre, visiting from Brazil!  Silvestre Technique is a body training system that connects the three triangles of energy within the body with the elements of nature represented by the dynamic movements and gestures of the Orixa Dances within Brazilian folklore. The technique works to create a dialogue with the body that builds form and intention with the the elements and energy centers, while making way for personal expression. By giving attention, significance and space for each action, this workshop guides dancers to improve their contemporary technique and dance. Students of all levels who want to experience, practice and improve are welcome.

Rosangela Silvestre is a choreographer, instructor, dancer and creator of the Silvestre Dance Technique. Silvestre, a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, graduated with a bachelor’s and post-graduate degree in dance from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). She has researched dance and music in Brazil, India, Egypt, Senegal and Cuba as part of her ever-evolving and eclectic repertoire  of movement. She trained in diverse techniques like Martha Graham, Limón, Horton, Floor Bar, Classic Ballet, Dunham Technique, and has performed and choreographed for a number of companies such as Germany Theater Dance. Silvestre has traveled internationally teaching, training dancers, performing, facilitating lectures and demonstrations, consulting, attending seminars and residencies at universities and dance festivals in Contemporary, Folkloric, as well as traditional dances of Africa and other continents. In 2011, Silvestre completed an album called, “Voices of Nature.” She continues to use her voice as an integral part of her work in dance.