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Brazil's Latin Fusion Art Show & Bella Diva Dance Celebration

  • Stanley Marketplace 2501 Dallas St. Aurora United States (map)

Experience Brazil’s Latin Fusion at Stanley Marketplace this April, with a special celebration of art, music, rhythm and enlightenment. Enjoy a showcase of twenty mixed media paintings, created by Aurora-based artist Jiacuy Roche; the event will also feature vibrant dance performances from Bella Divas Dance.

Words from the artist:

Jiacuy’s artwork illustrates her Brazilian roots with her use of vibrant colors, shapes, and lines that create movement. Jiacuy was born in Salvador De Bahia, Brazil, the bosom land of Afro-Brazilian culture where slaves from the African continent left their soul living legacy in martial arts through Capoeira; Brazil’s national cuisine, Feijoada; and our dance, Samba. Life is vastly different here in the United States. Our Brazilian community of Denver lacks representation. There is lack of education of how our African cultural influences are integrated in art, music, dance, food, and fashion apparel.

As a Brazilian Indian woman, and artist, it is her desire to share our cultural and its global influence. Jiacuy does this through art, with contemporary fine art drawings and paintings representing her heritage. Utilizing paints and textiles, her art is a tool of advocacy. It is a platform to engage and empower other female Brazilian artists of color.

You can view more of Jiacuy’s artworks, custom made apparel, and handmade earrings at her online business, Universal Creative Expressions.

About Bella Divas Dance:

Bella Divas Dance is a Denver-based, culturally authentic world dance company offering Belly Dance, Brazilian Samba, Indian Bollywood, Hot Hula fitness, & AfroCaribe dance styles for kids and adults. Bella Divas Dance strives to bring culturally authentic world dance forms to Denver and provide unique performance opportunities for our students in the form of two yearly Student Showcases held at various venues.

Later Event: April 14
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