THE JOYCE MASTER CLASS SERIES AT GIBNEY: Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker
WITH Jaime Bernardes & Jacqeuline MOtta
Join dancers from this internationally recognized company for a masterclass in the company’s artistic dance style. Warm up will include alignment exercises, floor work, and center work. The final part of class will be dedicated to learning movement phrases from Dog Without Feathers.
Jaime Bernardes started his dance studies in 2000 at Centro de Dança Rio focusing on contemporary dance, classical ballet, jazz, modern dance, and music history. He performed with Companhia Jovem de Ballet and Cisne Negro Cia de Dança in São Paulo. He has been in Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker cast since 2006.
Jacqueline Motta performed with the Brazilian companies of Lennie Dale and Marly Tavares, Regina Sauer, Lia Rodrigues, João Saldanha and Nadia Nardini and also in several musicals as Divina Chanchada, Teatro Musical Brasileiro, Plim and the Brazilian version of the musical Chorus Line. She choreographed shows and films for the well-known Brazilian group “Casseta e Planeta” and for the Brazilian television network Manchete. Jacqueline has worked for Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker since 1993. Along with her work at the Company, she has also been assisting Deborah Colker on her parallel projects and commissioned works, among which are the theater plays A Dama do Mar directed by Ulisses Cruz and Crioulla and Metralha both directed by Stella Miranda, the film “Irma Vap” directed by Carla Camurati and the Cirque de Soleil show Ovo, the opening group of the carnival official parade of several Samba Schools and the reset of the performance Nó for the Ballet of l’Opéra National du Rhin all directed by Deborah Colker.
“A Brazilian revolution” (San Francisco Chronicle), Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker makes a long-awaited return with Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers), an evocative performance inspired by João Cabral de Melo Neto’s poem of the same name. Winner of the international Prix Benois de la Danse, the work explores the Capibaribe River region in Northeast Brazil and the dry land and riverbed dwellers that water sustains.
Photo by Cafi.
Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.
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