The BIG Baltimore Kite Fest
Brazilian Carnival Dance! Presented by Educarte
Learn samba from Ilheuma Zezeh, Brazilian dancer, teacher, choreographer, performer, and healer from São Paulo, with a mission to bring more joy to the world through art. Ilheuma Zezeh will demonstrate and teach the basics of samba dance.
Zezeh is a Washington, DC, based dancer, teacher, choreographer, and professional performer of Brazilian samba, and she is the founder of ZEZEH BRAZIL Dance Troupe. Originally from São Paulo, Zezeh is a former carnival queen of the Unidos do Peruche samba school located in São Paulo. She has taught and danced professionally for over 15 years in a number of countries including Brazil, the United States, and elsewhere. In 2009, she formed ZEZEH BRAZIL, a dance troupe dedicated to bringing the great beauty, diversity, and vibrancy of Brazilian culture to the United States. ZEZEH BRAZIL performs a number of styles of Brazilian dance—from traditional samba de roda movements of Bahia to the Afro-influenced pulsing samba reggae rhythms of Pelourinho, to the intoxicating carnival batucada styles of Rio de Janeiro.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the class!
Dance or character shoes are required in the Dance Studio. No street shoes.