SAT, FEB 8, 2020

“Irrepressible... Spirited performance... Brazilian to the core.” — Los Angeles Times

Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba

“Ancestral spirits come whirling, rippling and pulsating to life in the works of Viver Brasil.” — Dance Magazine  

The Broad Stage - Main Stage


Celebrating Samba is Viver Brasil’s signature family program that takes audiences on a cultural journey to Salvador, Bahia, with electrifying Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Audiences will experience a jolt of joyful color, thrilling rhythms and communal celebration. This performance includes the royal orixa dances, riveting capoeira, samba and Bahian carnival.

Program notes available here.

Join us after the show for POP!
Stick around after the performance for some homespun creative fun on our plaza with activities inspired by Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba and The Broad Stage seasonal theme: HOME. Learn more here.

KCRW Talks To Viver Brasil About Them Recently Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary

Learn more about their roots and how they grew to be one of the top Afro-Brazilian dance companies in the world over the past two decades here.

Stage and Cinema Glows That Viver Brasil Radiates “high energy and pure love”

With their “infectious rhythms and electrifying performances,” Viver Brasil keeps audiences begging for more according to Stage and Cinema. Read the rave review here.

Family Performances at The Broad Stage made possible in part by the generous support of the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Each person in your party, even babes in arms, must have a ticket.


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