IBOC invites you to celebrate Brazilian Independence Week, as we kick-off our Fall Season.
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There’s a lot going on. You will have several chances to check some of our amazing singers in immersive environments. And it all closes with a grand Boca Boca party Saturday night! This is it. See you there!
Sep. 8 @ 8pm: Kristin Young, soprano, guest performance at Punto Space Brazilian Independence Day
325 W. 38th St. – NYC – 8pm – RSVP only: https://vivabrasil.splashthat.
Sep. 9 @ 7pm: Plastic Flowers (Act 2) featuring Abby Powell, mezzo soprano, as Penelope
Historic Holland Street – Jersey City Heights – NJ – 7pm – Free Admission
Sep. 10th @ 3pm: Plastic Flowers (Act 2) featuring Abby Powell as Penelope at Eutopia Conference
Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island – 3pm – Free Admission RSVP: Eutopia
Sep. 10th @ 10pm: Boca Boca Brazilian Dance Night featuring DJ João and Live Performers
SNAFU 28 at 37 E. 28th St. – NYC – 10pm – $20 – First Drink Free!
Boca Boca – Brazilian Opera Dance Night
September 10th, 2016 10:00 pm
NEW YORK, NY, September 10th, 2016 – The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) is pleased to announce BOCA BOCA is moving to midtown at Snafu 28, an established neighborhood bar. The entrance fee is $20 and includes the first drink “on the house”. Tickets at www.brazilianopera.com and at the door.
Attractions for the night include live performances by singers Flavia Correia and Kristin Young, and virtuoso percussionist Uka Gameiro.
BOCA BOCA stands for “Brazilian Opera Carnaval.” It is also a Brazilian phrase that means “spreading the news by word of mouth.” The evening will fuse live operatic performances, Brazilian percussionists, electronic beats, and a playlist featuring Brazilian hits from the 1950s to now spun by DJ João.
“This is a chance to go back to my DJ roots. We are producing brand new dance tracks for our opera stars, experimenting with new sounds; and it is a chance to spin some great old Brazilian music too. The fun is guaranteed. ” says IBOC artistic director João MacDowell.
BOCA BOCA is an IBOC volunteer initiative to support the creation of new music. Funds raised will contribute to the cost of this fall season’s concert preview of scenes from The Seventh Seal, an opera based on Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name.
“The Seventh Seal (as a film) has been praised as one of the greatest works of art of the twentieth century. The possibilities of converting it into a contemporary opera are fascinating.” says João MacDowell.
The performances will take place on November 10th and 12th, at Scandinavia House, continuing IBOC’s relationship with the cultural institution.
BOCA BOCA will give attendees the opportunity to experience an authentic Brazilian-style celebration infused with the spirit of New York City. Rio is thousands of miles of away, but BOCA BOCA is right at your doorstep.
About the INTERNATIONAL BRAZILIAN OPERA COMPANY (IBOC)
The International Brazilian Opera Company is a non-profit organization that supports the creation and development of new operatic repertoire that combines ideas from both Brazilian and international artists, while proving an educational structure for new talent to emerge.
We are dedicated to developing an artistic community that can attract new audiences while preserving the artistic integrity that traditional opera audiences have come to expect.
We believe that opera is the multimedia event of the future.
The International Brazilian Opera Company is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1886. All contributions to the company are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.