Carnival Dance

Rosaria

Rosaria’s wonderful dance immerses you in a fusion of colours, sounds and dance styles.  Her training encompasses different traditions from around the world, including: Classic Samba, Afro-Brazilian, African and Flamenco styles.

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Biography

Rosaria Gracia’s wonderful dance immerses you in a fusion of colours, sounds and dance styles.  Her training encompasses different traditions from around the world, including: Classic Samba, Afro-Brazilian, African and Flamenco styles.

Dr. Rosaria Gracia has been dancing, teaching and choreographing static and parade dance works since 2000. She has extensively performed in the UK and in International Festivals in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Cuba. She also holds two Guinness World Records (Biggest Samba Band, Royal Albert Hall 2014 and Biggest Percussion Lesson, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2016 )

Some of her credits are: Queen of Bateria of the London School of Samba (2001) of which she is still a guest teacher; choreographer of the Comissao de Frente of Paraiso School of Samba (2008 – 05); lead choreographer of the Brighton School of Samba (since 2015); choreographer of the finale site and performer of Burning of the Clocks (Same Sky) (since 2008);  movement director of the Children’s Parade (Same Sky, since 2011) which includes 76 schools from the Brighton and Hove area; choreographer of the Kemptown Carnival parade (since 2011); choreographer and performer of the touring show SkyDome: the Image machine (created and produced by Same Sky and funded by the Arts Council), choreographer of The Swimmer in collaboration with synchronised swimming team, the Brighton Dolphins (Same Sky production for the Children’s Festival 2012) and lead choreographer and performer of Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul (since 2009).

Other areas of specialisation include:

•               Mass Movement Direction

•               Movement Direction for Theatre

•               Arts Events Evaluator

Gyrokinesis/Gyrotonic Instructor (Healthcare Practitioners Directory, Dance UK

Arts and Health Specialist (working in care homes and hospitals in partnership with Three Score Dance and Brighton and Hove City Council (Sports Development) and cofounder of Finding your Compass

She is a member of the International Council of Dance (UNESCO).

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Previous Clients

Some of her commissions include organisations such as:

Amex

Banyan Tree Theatre

Barulho

Bloco Fogo

Brighton Carnival

Brighton Met

British Railways

Carnival Collective

Copperdollar

Dartington School and Dartington Plus

Emergency Exit Arts

Glastonbury Festival

H2oH

Inspire Works

Inroads Productions

Lilian Baylis Theatre at Sadler’s Wells

Maracatu Estrela do Norte

Microsoft/Futerra

Northampton College

Open University

Our Future City

South East Dance

Spiritus Arts

The Big Chill

Unilever

Unison

Verde Vai

Voodoo Vaudeville

WOMAD Festival

WOMAD foundation

World Dance Unite

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