From our friends at Salt Lake Capoeira!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Samba Fogo Presents: Pegando Fogo (Catching Fire)
Salt Lake City, Utah, May 3rd 4th & 5th, 2012: Samba Fogo is proud to present Pegando Fogo (Catching Fire) in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts.
Pegando Fogo is a showcase of traditional and contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance, music and martial arts, blended with modern dance and fire dance. This live concert features a stunning cast of over 20, along with several special guests including Mestrando Jamaika and members of Salt Lake Capoeira, Bronwen Beecher the Fiddle Preacher, and world-renowned dance artist and choreographer Rosangela Silvestre from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, who will be performing a dance solo in Pegando Fogo on her way to performances in Montreal, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Cologne, and Tokyo.
Samba Fogo’s 2011 performance Fogo Na Cabeça (Fire In The Head) drew huge audience response and critical acclaim. This year, Samba Fogo will be premiering several new works, including choreography by Rosangela Silvestre, world-renowned dance artist and creator of the Silvestre Technique, a dance technique that combines Brazilian dance traditions with contemporary modern dance concepts, as well as choreography by Artistic Director Lorin Hansen , and original music compositions by Musical Director Mason Aeschbacher, M.M. Pegando Fogo blends seamlessly the elements of dance, drumming, song, martial arts, acrobatics and fire dance into one high-energy 80-minute show.
There will be a post-show reception in the Rose Wagner lobby directly following the concert, which will offer audience members a chance to meet the company and get their photo taken with the Samba Fogo ‘passistas’ in their full feathered regalia, and learn about Samba Fogo’s year-round cultural arts programming.
Tickets to Pegando Fogo (Catching Fire) are $20 for general admission and $15 for students. 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+. 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 Pegando Fogo (Cathcing Fire) is supported by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks program and the Salt Lake City Arts Council. The shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Jeannè Wagner Theatre in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center on May 3rd, 4th, & 5th. Visit www.sambafogo.com or www.nowplayingutah.com for more information.
Michael Christensen, Folklorist/Cultural Specialist
West Valley City | Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119