May 7, 2021, 7 pm – Livestream
Esperanza Arts Center presents a special streamed staged world premiere in partnership with Astral Artists featuring Brazilian Forró music, opera, dance, and storytelling traditions, as part of Voces 2021. Building on the sound of Forrópera, co-created by Chrystal E. Williams and Felipe Hostins, Forrópera Experiência features Chrystal E. Williams (mezzo-soprano) and Forró musicians Gabe Hall-Rodrigues (accordion), Davi Vieira (zabumba), and the Esperanza Academy Dance Ensemble. This unique production culminates a season-long residency, with performances of original stageworks created and performed by Esperanza Academy students, Ms. Williams, Mr. Hostins, Mr. Hall-Rodrigues, and Mr. Vieira.
Forrópera Experiência is generously supported by The Presser Foundation and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Make it Brazilian Night at Home!
Esperanza Arts Center presents live-streamed performances, screenings, and conversations from Teatro Esperanza spotlighting the arts and traditions of Brazil.