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Repertory Dance Theatre will host Samba Fogo to the Ring Around the Rose stage on May 11 at 11 a.m.
Ring Around The Rose is a series of performances for children and families that explores the world of the arts including dance, theatre, music and storytelling.
All shows are at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, SLC.
Shows are $5 (kids 2 and under are free).Ring Around The Rose is supported in part by The Utah Division of Arts and Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks Program, and the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation.
According to a press release:
Drawing on rich Afro-Brazilian traditions and mythology, Samba Fogo will present an interactive drum and dance experience geared toward youth and families. Audience members will get to sing, drum and dance along with Samba Fogo as they perform Brazilian drum and dance styles from all over the country of Brazil, from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador, Bahia. Samba Fogo is Utah's only "Escola de Samba" or "Samba School". Samba Fogo provides year-round cultural arts programming locally and nationally. Samba Fogo's highly esteemed musicians and dancers strive to produce quality cultural art works. The group's high-energy performances offer audiences the chance to experience the deep-rooted culture, infectious enthusiasm, and celebratory spirit that makes Brazil famous.Visit http://www.sambafogo.com to learn more.