Viva Brasil!: Frevo dance workshop
Learn the basics of Recife’s carnival dance, frevo! Frevo (from the Portuguese word ferver, meaning “to boil”) is an effervescent dance and music genre associated with the street carnivals of Recife, the capital of Brasil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco. There are many styles of frevo dance, and our classes focus on street frevo. Dancer and scholar Kate Spanos will demonstrate and teach this fun, high-energy dance using the methodology of Mexe Com Tudo (Otávio Bastos) of Recife, which highlights individual expression and challenges traditional aesthetic standards in dance. This approach to frevo welcomes everyone to dance in the ways that bring them the most pleasure.
Where: Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave. Baltimore MD 21224
When: MAR 2 | 2-3PM
Age Range: 12+
Cost: $15 standard, $12 members
Materials: Dance sneakers or bare feet in dance studio (no street shoes permitted)
Kate studied frevo dance in Recife through a postdoctoral Fulbright grant in 2018. She continues her study virtually through Mexe Com Tudo’s online program for students and teachers, as well as in-person in Maryland and the DMV.