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Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Dec 24, 10 Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Posted by in Art, Blog, music, Sao Paulo, Things Brazilian

Considered the most important symphonic group in Latin America, the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra presents almost 100 performances each concert season, most of them sold-out at the Sala Sao Paulo, which seats 1500. Under the direction of Maestro John Neschling since 1997, the orchestra has grown to become a major world symphony and...

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Pelourinho: Museums

Dec 23, 10 Pelourinho: Museums

Posted by in Art, salvador

Museu de Arte Sacra This old convent houses one of the country’s largest collections of sacred art and sculpture, specializing in Baroque sculpture (of course). After seeing so many Baroque churches in Pelourinho and the Cidade Baixa, you might be reluctant to see a museum full of Baroque religious images. But this one is worth a...

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Historic Rio: Praca Floriano (Cinilandia)

Mar 21, 10 Historic Rio: Praca Floriano (Cinilandia)

Posted by in Art, Rio, Where to Go

During the golden days of Hollywood, Brazil was experiencing a cultural and economic growth period at the tail end of the coffee boom. Here in Rio, a number of things were occurring, including international recognition of the city, mostly due to the casinos in Copacabana. In the old downtown area, a number of movie houses were...

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Historic Rio: Galleries & Cultural Centers

Mar 21, 10 Historic Rio: Galleries & Cultural Centers

Posted by in Art, Rio, Where to Go

Across Av. Rio Branco (toward the ocean) is an area full of galleries and cultural spaces. First, there’s the Casa França (Rua Visconde de Itaboraí 78, noon–6pm Tuesday–Sunday), which has temporary and permanent scultpure exhibitions in an 1820 neoclassic building. The building was designed as a fine arts school, but...

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Grupo Corpo: Brazil’s National Modern Dance Company

Feb 07, 10 Grupo Corpo: Brazil’s National Modern Dance Company

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Grupo Corpo is probably Brazil’s most highly regarded modern dance company. They travel all over the world demonstrating their interpretations and unique choreography. This particular piece is a delightful number that is typical of their casual and whimsical dance style and upbeat and childlike mood. Grupo Corpo is based in...

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Brazil Photo Gallery…

Here are some photos of Brazil that I think you won’t want to miss. Taken by professional photographer and videographer Geoffrey Hiller, the site offers us several photo essays on different regions of Brazil. It’s an excellent way to really see what Brazil is like. The Brazil journey is located here: ...

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