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 FORRÓ NEW YORK WEEKEND 
AUTUMN EDITION - 2023

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SCHEDULE

*Subject to change

Friday - Oct. 20, 2023

​ ​Opening concert at National Sawdust

80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Rafael Piccolotto & Forró Sem Palavras

Guest artists: Cleber & Alexia Bomtempo

 

7 pm - 10 pm

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After party at Beija-Flor

38-02 29th St, Queens, NY 11101

10 pm - 1 am (or later)

Saturday - Oct. 21, 2023

​Workshops at Ripley Grier Studios

520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

2 pm - 6 pm - Dance workshops

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Dance party at YSBD Studio

37 W 26th St 2nd floor, New York, NY 10010

Cleber & Trio

(Vitor Gonçalves & Ale de Mariana)

+ DJ Caciassa

9:30 pm - 1:30 am

Sunday - Oct. 22, 2023

​​Workshops at La Nacional

239 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

2 pm - 6 pm - Dance workshops

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​Dance party​ at La Nacional

239 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Cleber & Trio

(Vitor Gonçalves & Ale de Mariana)

+ DJ Caciassa

7 pm - 11 pm

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INSTRUCTORS

  • Victinho (Brasilia - Brasil)

  • Pamela (Brasilia - Brasil)

  • Rafael (NYC)

  • Clarisse (NYC)

  • Yasmine (Barcelona)

LIVE MUSIC & DJ

  • Rafael Piccolotto & Forró Sem Palavras

  • Cleber & Trio (Vitor Gonçalves & Ale de Mariana)

  • DJ Caciassa

WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

Forrozeiros (Passionate Forró Dancers):

Are you an experienced Forró dancer who lives and breathes the rhythm of this captivating dance? The Forró New York Weekend is your ultimate playground.

 

This event is designed to elevate your Forró experience to new heights. With three nights of electrifying musical performances and festivities, you'll find yourself immersed in the heart and soul of Forró. Challenge your skills on the dance floor, connect with fellow Forrozeiros, and groove to the beats that make your heart race. Plus, take your dance expertise to the next level with advanced dance workshops led by renowned instructors. It's a dance haven created just for you!

Dance Beginners and Culture Explorer:

Are you a dance enthusiast with little or no Forró experience but an eagerness to explore new cultures?

 

The Forró New York Weekend welcomes you with open arms. We offer beginner-friendly classes to introduce you to the world of Forró. Immerse yourself in approximately 25 hours of cultural activities, including workshops and performances.

 

Join our beginner dance workshops, where experienced instructors will teach you the basics of Forró, so you can confidently join in the dance festivities. This event is the perfect opportunity to start your Forró journey, make new friends, and discover the vibrant Brazilian culture through dance.

Dancers with Diverse Backgrounds:

Are you a dancer from a diverse background, maybe you dance salsa, zouk ou tango? Are you curious to learn about Forró?

 

The Forró New York Weekend is a celebration of inclusivity and diversity. Join us in embracing the universal language of dance. Whether you come from Brazil, the United States, Europe, or anywhere else, this event is a melting pot of cultures. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Forró, connect with a global community of dancers, and broaden your horizons. Take part in our diverse dance workshops, where you can explore the unique styles and expressions of Forró. This is your chance to experiment, learn, and dance your heart out while celebrating cultural diversity.

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TESTIMONIALS

Noelia Martinez, Spain

"I've tried several dances and forro is the best one. It is relaxed and casual but at the same time dynamic and joyful.

 

The forro community is super welcoming and inclusive.

 

I'd definitely recommend anyone to check out these classes."