Wednesday, August 26, 2009

1st BAHIAN WEEK IN NEW YORK


THE 2009 BRAZILIAN DAY IN NEW YORK IS NO LONGER A SINGLE DAY STREET FESTIVAL IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN.

THE "VIVA BRAZIL DANCE COMPANY INC. " WILL HOST A FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS BEGINNING NEXT WEEK. THE DANCE COMPANY WORKS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BRAZIL DAY IN NEW YORK AND THE GOAL IS TO CREATE AN UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE IN THE BIG APPLE.

THE WEEK WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY THE ''CLEANSING OF THE 46TH STREET ", AN EVENT THAT WAS BROUGHT AND TAILORED FOR THE AMERICAN AUDIENCE BY SILVANA MAGDA AND SUPPORTED BY THE BRAZILIAN ENTREPRENEUR JOAO DE MATOS.

THE "CLEANSING OF LITTLE BRAZIL" IS INSPIRED BY THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS AND TRADITION OF THE NORTHEAST BRAZILIAN STATE OF BAHIA. EXCHANGE OF INNER ENERGY AND SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION IS THE GOAL, HERE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE RITUALISTIC USE OF ELEMENTS SUCH WATER, FLOWERS AND PERFUMES FRAMED BY DANCE AND AFR0-BRAZILIAN CHANTS.

IN OTHER WORDS , IS JUST LIKE DOING A HOUSEKEEPING IN OUR HOMES ON SATURDAY MORNING. I DO. WE VACUUM, WE DUST, WE WASH AND AT THE END WE SPRAY A GOOD COLOGNE IN OUR ROOMS AND PLACE FLOWERS ONTO OUR FAVORITE VASE - JUST TO FEEL DALICIUUS™ ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR HOME AND GET READY FOR THE COMING DAYS AHEAD OF US.

READ THE EVENT'S PROGRAM TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT.






I WAS INVITED TO BE PART OF THIS REMARKABLE EVENT.
I WILL BE EXHIBITING IN NEW YORK FOR THE FIRST TIME ANOTHER FACET OF MY WORK. AFRICAN MYTHS, DEITIES AND TRADITIONS HAVE BEEN PART OF MY LIFE AND I AM DESIGNING 8 NECKPIECES THAT WILL BRIDGE THE DEITIES AND THE FOUR ELEMENTS UNDER THEIR DOMAIN.

IF YOU ARE IN NEW YORK AREA OR PLANNING A VISIT TO DURING THIS TIME STOP BY AND CHECK THIS EVENT OUT. I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT REGRET.


3 comments:

Margot Potter said...

Fernando

How FABULOUS! I'm delighted for you. I can't wait to see your art work, I know it's going to be amazing.

Much love
Madge

ale said...

I heard about your involvement in the CLEANSING OF LITTLE BRAZIL by Bruno. I feel really happy and I'm cheering for you!

I'll be there and proud to see you and your work in this event.

Hope Iemanj√° emanate her energy all over you and cause a flow of love on 46 and to the people who work there.

Much Love

Alex

Anonymous said...

Fernando,
We don't know of a more deserving person to be participating in the this festival. You have always been proud of your Brazilian Heritage and have always shared your culture and "love for life " with all your friends and family. We are sending you all our best love and well wishes for your success in this event and everything in life.
Love,
Denis & Felipe