Regular Price: $25
Goldstar Price: $12.50
Through a unique fusion of hip-hop and contemporary dance filtered through an Afro-Brazilian lens, the nine versatile dancers of Companhia Urbana de Dança bring their experiences of growing up in Rio de Janeiro's shanty town "favelas" to vivid life on stage. Choreographer Sonia Destri Lie, founder of the contemporary hip-hop troupe, stresses and highlights the personal expression of the group's individual dancers through subtle, intelligent choreography, often developing new works in collaboration with the dancers themselves. The troupe has inspired audiences around the globe with their amazing athleticism, creativity and intense, gorgeously expressive movement, and been hailed as "so wonderful that it seems miraculous" by The New York Times. Catch Companhia Urbana de Dança live when they take over Portland's Newark Theatre as part of the White Bird Uncaged 2016-17 season.