Journey to Brazil 2020
Journey to Salvador 2023: Afro-Brazilian Dance Intensive
Bahia In Motion invites you to join us on our next Journey to Bahia, Brazil!
Journey to Salvador: Afro-Brazilian Dance Intensive
Dates: August 2023 TBD (Possibly January or August)
We hope to offer our annual cultural immersion trip to Brazil as soon as it is safe to do so. This trip is designed for travelers who would like to go deeper into their studies of Afro-Brazilian history, dance and music in the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture in Brazil. As we explore the city of Salvador and experience its delicious cuisine, welcoming people, and streets pulsating with Bahian rhythms, you will have the unique chance to study with master teachers in Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Our trip will also include an excursion to the city of Cachoeira for the Festa da Boa Morte (Festival of Good Death). The festival features the cultural traditions of the Irmandade of Boa Morte, (sisterhood of Good Death) whose members are direct descendants of former slaves. The festival celebrates and preserves the practices of the Irmandade's Afro-Brazilian ancestors and is considered one of the most significant events of Afro-Brazilian history in Brazil.
The dance and music classes in Salvador are suitable for those who are in the beginning or intermediate/advanced stages of studying Afro-Brazilian dance. Our physical activity will be moderately demanding, but there will be down time as well for reflection, journal-writing, hammock time, swimming in Bahia's waters, and exploring the historical district of Pelourinho on your own.
Daniel Nery dos Santos and Aileen Panke, co-owners and directors of Bahia In Motion, look forward to being your hosts for our 2023 Journey to Bahia. Daniel is a native of Salvador and truly delights in sharing the culture of Bahia-his home for 31 years before moving to the United States in 2008. Daniel and Aileen have led groups to Bahia since 2010, providing a unique "insider" view to their trips. Bahia's arms are ready to welcome you and we look forward to being your hosts!
*The cost of the trip includes:
-All accommodations in a local pousada (bed and breakfast) in the Barra district of Salvador (1 block from the beach)
-All airport and in-Brazil transfers (excluding taxi rides)
-4 selected lunches
-Dance classes with a variety of master teachers and Afro-Brazilian styles (there are options for more dance classes if desired)
-2 group music classes with master teachers
-Excursion to the historical city of Cachoeira for the Festival of Boa Morte
-Historical tours with local professional guides
-Museum and historical site entries
-Bale Folclorico Show (Show of Folkloric Ballet of Bahia) and music show
The cost of the trip does not include:
-Round trip airfare to and from your home city
-Travel Insurance (required)
-Travel immunizations (recommended)
2023 Dance Intensive Prices: Stay tuned!
*Prices are based on double occupancy. There is an additional fee for single occupancy, pending availability.
Payment plans available. Prices do not include a 5% processing fee per transaction. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or Zelle. Thank you!
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