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African-Brazilian Dance Workshop with Mestra Tisza!

Come join us for a community African-Brazilian dance workshop with the world-renowned Mestre Tisza of Bahia Brazil! This is a special opportunity for Flagstaff and visiting dancers to experience the flavor of the unique dances of the African Brazilian culture with an accomplished performer and dancer. Mestra Tisza will be accompanied by Mestre Cabello who will lead a percussion session to support the dance workshop. So if you don't want to dance, come drum! 

About Mestre Tisza:
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Mestre Tisza began Capoeira and dance in 1981 and soon after started performing with folkloric groups. Tisza was part of the first female group in Brazil to perform at the National Capoeira Meeting in Rio de Janeiro (1984). It was the first time in world history that Capoeira Masters had seen women together doing everything in Capoeira: music, games, drums, and Maculele dance. Tisza started teaching in 1987 and moved to Europe in 1991 where she thought Capoeira in Paris and later Amsterdam. In 1992 she did the first Capoeira workshop in Bratislava, Slovakia, introducing Capoeira to the country for the first time at the National Dance and Theatre School. In the world of Capoeira Mestre Tisza is considered one of the few of the 1st generation of Capoeira women in Brazil and has dedicated her whole life to working with African Brazilian dance, music, and culture. She now directs both the OuroVerde cultural farm and the Barracao D'Angola cultural center in Serra Grande Bahia Brazil, where he promotes Brazilian culture creation, presentation, education, and preservation. Mestre Tisza is an amazing vocalist and she often shares her voice during her workshops. She will be joined by Mestre Cabello who will accompany the dance workshop with live percussion music!

Cost: $10 per participant $5 for students

This workshop is made possible through support from the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and Flagstaff Arts Council and City of Flagstaff BBB Revenue.

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