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Jan 08, 2013

Augusto Soledade Brazzdance returns to the Arsht Center stage

Posted by Valerie Nahmad

By Augusto Soledade Brazzdance Augusto Soledade Brazzdance is pleased to announce its return engagement to The Adrienne Arsht Center on February 8th & 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House.

Augusto Soledade Brazzdance, formerly known as Brazz Dance Theater, will be performing Cordel - a work inspired by Argentine tango, American hip-hop and Brazil’s popular Cordel literature – and Kayala, which is based on the Brazilian folktale “How Night Came from the Sea.” Both contemporary works will sizzle on the Arsht Center stage with their sensuous fusion of African rhythms, Brazilian influences and elaborate contemporary movement.

Choreographer Augusto Soledade, is a native Brazilian based in Miami. A nationally recognized choreographer and dance scholar, Soledade is the recipient of the 2012 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2008 and Dance Miami Choreographer Fellowship in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Brazz Dance Theater (Augusto Soledade Brazzdance) is a recipient of the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Award in support of the Miami Dance Mecca, a company project that aims to help consolidate Miami as a viable, vibrant and diverse center for contemporary dance by creating new works and helping dancers develop professionally.

Tickets for Augusto Soledade Brazzdance are $35 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at

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