Performance Tour SenZalma
Contempo Physical Dance brings SenZalma, a full-length work inspired by the poem O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship) by 19th-century Brazilian abolitionist and poet Castro Alves, to Wadena's Memorial Auditorium on Friday, November 30 at 7:00pm, thanks to a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Tour grant and a partnership with the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.
Watch the trailer >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o-4jbs4km4
Nildinha Fonsêca began dancing at age 16 with Mestre King, who was the pioneer in Afro-Brazilian dance in Bahia, Brazil. In 1988 she joined the Folkloric Ballet of Bahia. A professor at Federal University of Bahia and Bahia Cultural Foundation, Nildinha has toured and given Afro-contemporary and religious dance workshops in Brazil, Europe, North America and Australia. Nildinha is an educator, dancer and choreographer and she has worked with artists such as Daniela Mercury and Carlinhos Brown. She has collaborated on a number of educational dance projects in Salvador and works with children, youth and low-income adults through dance. Daughter of Oba, Orixá that is the Queen of the Warriors, Fonsêca has an important role in the local community as a black movement activist, African-feminist and artist.