January 11, 2007

DanceBrazil at the Weis Center Jan. 26.

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — DanceBrazil will return to the Weis Center stage Friday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

"The troupe's spirited Afro-Brazilian dance with live music brought down an all-but-sold-out house two years ago," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center at Bucknell University, "and this return visit performance should do the same."

For more than a quarter of a century, DanceBrazil has brought audiences to their feet with passionate performances of traditional and contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance, which integrally include the capoeira, a combination of martial arts, expression and ritual developed 500 years ago by African slaves in Brazil.

DanceBrazil performs gravity-defying acts of superhuman physical prowess within exciting and unique modern dances under the direction of acclaimed choreographer and master capoeirista Jelon Vieira. The company includes touring musicians and martial arts masters.

A free meet-the-artist open rehearsal and talk with members of DanceBrazil will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center.

Tickets for Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office by calling 570-577-1000 or online at www.bucknell.edu/box office  The box office in the Weis Center also opens one hour prior to performances.

This performance has been made possible in part by a generous contribution from Sandy and Gary Sojka. The 2006-07 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

Posted Jan. 11, 2007