Tiradentes square, subway stations and, of course, the main theaters in Rio de Janeiro, São Gonçalo and Baixada Fluminense. These are the "stages" of the 18th edition of Festival Panorama de Dança. This year, the program goes from 5th to 15th November, bringing to the public dance shows of more than 30 artists, from Brazil and abroad, and also a video installation by William Forsythe, a seminar on the economy of dance, a university showcases, a project of audience development for training the public, dance workshops and "Panoraminha”, a program dedicated to kids. The activities have popular prices or free entrance.Panorama’s opening night on November 5th is a tribute to the Brazilian critic and curator Roberto Pereira, who died in June, at age 43, leaving a legacy of solid academic research and appreciation of dance history.A small but precious program, with the pianist Cadu Pereira as a special guest, is set to remember the beginning of the movement in film, something that Roberto would love to share once again.The opening night goes on with CNN Ballet de Lorraine (photo) and its Répertoire, a journey through the multiple possibilities and conceptual breakthroughs that helped to set down contemporary dance as we see it today, with pieces by Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, William Forsythe and Maguy Marin."More than 18 thousand people were attended in 2008. What sets us apart from any cultural event held in the city is our ability to expand the circuit of dance to underprivileged neighborhoods with popular prices" said Nayse Lopez, Festival Panorama de Dança’s curator.Stay tuned! Visit www.panoramafestival.com for more information and follow @panoramafest on twitter.
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