Samba Fogo News
2014 Spring Concert
"Inspiração Do Fogo" April 3, 4 & 5, 7:30pm
Samba Fogo is proud to present our 2014 Spring Concert, Inspiração Do Fogo, in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts.
A lively showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and martial art, Inspiração Do Fogo, a title which translates as Inspiration Of Fire, or Breath Of Fire, will feature a cast of over 30 talented dancers, musicians, singers, martial artists, and fire spinners. Samba Fogo’s 2014 Spring Concert will feature several new choreographic works by Artistic Director Lorin Hansen, accompanied live by Samba Fogo musicians and lead vocalist Carla Arancibia, as they perform popular Brazilian songs, traditional Afro-Brazilian rhythms, and original compositions by Musical Director Mason Aeschbacher. Tickets to Inspiração Do Fogo are $18 for students and $20 for general admission. Tickets are available online at www.arttix.org, at all ArtTix Ticket Office locations, or by calling 801-355-ARTS or 888-451-ARTS.
Samba Fogo has gained a reputation for providing high-quality, high-energy shows that pack the Jeanne Wagner Theatre to inspire, educate, and thrill Utah audiences of all ages. In a review of Samba Fogo’s 2012 Spring Concert, Salt Lake Tribune’s Kathy Adams said, “I felt like I student participating in a joyous classroom… with extra credit for community building.” She also commented, “the program balanced traditional music, dance and language with showmanship and contemporary adaptations… the production was professional with smooth transitions and the entertainment never lapsed.” SLUG Magazine says of Samba Fogo, “These athletes, animated and impassioned, could arouse wonder in any audience member.” And Salt Lake City Weekly says, “Samba Fogo brings passion, fire and pure joy to their performance.”
There will be a post-show reception in the Rose Wagner lobby directly following the concert which will offer audience members a chance to get their photo taken with Samba Fogo company members and learn how to participate in Samba Fogo’s year-round cultural arts programming for all ages.
Tickets to Inspiração Do Fogo are $18 for students and $20 for general admission. Tickets are available online at www.arttix.org, at all ArtTix Ticket Office locations, or by calling 801-355-ARTS or 888-451-ARTS. This event is recommended for ages 8+. No babes in arms. Samba Fogo is a project of Shangò Music and Dance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on broadening accessibility to the arts, in particular Brazilian cultural arts. This presentation of Inspiração Do Fogo is supported by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks program, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, and several local business partners and private donors. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Jeannè Wagner Theatre in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center on April 3, 4 & 5th, 2014.
Orixa Movement Workshop
6-week workshop for all levels in the art of Orixa Dance Movement. Dance for the nature deities of Afro-Brazilian culture while finding your own spirit. Live music! All Levels Welcome!
- Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, January 21 - February 25
- SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S
- $50 for entire workshop, $12 drop-in class, or $100 for a Samba Fogo card, good for ten classes (can be used Tuesday or Thursday nights).
For more information on the Orixa tradition, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orisha
To register for the workshop, click Buy Now below:
Workshop Registration: $50
Drop-in Dance Class: $12
Ten-Class Dance Card: $100
Brazilian Drum Workshop
- Tuesdays, March 4 - 25
- SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S
- $40 for the four-week workshop
- All Instruments Provided
- All levels ages 10+ welcome
- Workshop fee includes one 30-minute private lesson with Mason Aeschbacher on drum kit or Brazilian percussion instrument of your choice.
- Workshop will culminate in a recital for friends and family, and all workshop participants will be encouraged to audition for the Samba Fogo band. Participation in the Samba Fogo band is free for auditioned members, and performance opportunities include local and national clubs, festivals, theaters, dance classes, and events. Samba Fogo band rehearsals are currently Thursdays, 5:30-8:00pm. Email email@example.com for more information.
Register by clicking "Buy Now" below: $40
Donate to Samba Fogo
Samba Fogo is currently accepting tax-deductible charitable contributions to help sustain our year-round programming. Samba Fogo is a 501(c)(3) Organization. We have experienced much success in recent years, but we still have many funding gaps. Your donation will help ensure that Samba Fogo remains a strong cultural arts presence in Utah, and continues to bring the joy of dancing, playing, and experiencing Samba and Brazilian cultural arts to diverse populations.