Friday, February 27, 2009

Tania León's 'Inura' Performed by DanceBrazil at NYU's Skirball Center March 19-22

[“Singin' Sepia” Bridge 9231 (2008)]

DanceBrazil presents a program including Inura, composed by Tania León, on four consecutive days, from Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22: "DanceBrazil: World premiere of Inura featuring a contemporary fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music, and Capoeira.”
“Presenting four performances of Inura at the Skirball Center with choreography by DanceBrazil guest artist Carlos Dos Santos and a commissioned score by Cuban-born composer and conductor Tania León; with Ritmos (2008), Vieira’s homage to Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art unique to his home state of Bahia, and the Samba, Brazil’s iconic popular dance.” 

Stay for a Q&A with the artists after the performance on March 20. Participants will include:
Jelon Vieira, Ritmos Choreographer & Artistic Director of DanceBrazil
Tote Gira, Ritmos Composer & Music Director for DanceBrazil
Carlos Dos Santos, Inura Choreographer
Tania León, Inura Composer
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU
566 La Guardia Place (at Washington Square South)
New York, NY 10012” 
[Tania Justina León (b. 1943) is an Afro-Cuban composer and conductor of contemporary classical music who is profiled at Born in Havana, she is Director of Music Composition at Brooklyn College, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1985. Her website is:]

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