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Join the Department of Dance as we celebrate the efforts of the Brazil Tour Group who will share dances they have learned in preparation for their upcoming tour in March 2017. Assistant Professor Daniel Roberts leads a group of Ohio State Dancers to Salvador, Brazil to perform, study and engage in cultural exchange activities. They will perform in schools, childcare centers, a police station and two professional performing arts venues. Prior to their departure they will also perform for local schools here in Columbus.
The repertory of works curated by Daniel Roberts ranges from faculty to student work. These dances emphasize a shared history with Brazil: the diaspora of West African dance and music through the forced migration to the Americas through the slave trade. This history created different art forms in the two countries, derived from many of the same cultural roots. Thus the dance repertory includes jazz, hip-hop, the Charleston and tap, as well as contemporary dance performed to American jazz, bluegrass, rock and folk music.