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Sun, May 12


Pieter Performance Space

Silvestre Technique Workshop: Practice, Symbology, Composition

We are so pleased and excited to present a workshop with artist and founder of Silvestre Technique, Rosangela Silvestre!

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Silvestre Technique Workshop: Practice, Symbology, Composition
Silvestre Technique Workshop: Practice, Symbology, Composition

Time & Location

May 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pieter Performance Space, 2701 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA

About the event

Workshop lead by founder Rosangela Silvestre 

Joined by musician Marivaldo Dos Santos 

Presented by B. Dunn Movement and Pieter Performance Space 

Cost: Sliding Scale $20-$30 via Venmo, pay at the door 

About: Join us to experience the process of Silvestre Technique with its creator Rosangela Silvestre, hailing from Salvador Bahia, Brazil. Silvestre Technique is an evolving contemporary dance technique that conditions and prepares the body, mind and spirit of the dancer to find their expression potential. Working with the “the Body Universe” symbolized by three triangles on the body, the technique emphasized the connection of the physical body with the Elements of Nature and the Cosmos. The technique works to create a dialogue with the body that builds form and activates intention in personal expression, while staying connected to the energy centers of the body and elements of nature. Regardless of dance level or previous experience, each workshop will open possibilities for you to discover and experience intuition, and balance. expression. 

Bio: Rosangela Silvestre is a choreographer, instructor, dancer and creator of the Silvestre Dance Technique. Silvestre, a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, graduated with a bachelor's and post- graduate degree in dance from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). She has researched dance and music in Brazil, India, Egypt, Senegal and Cuba as part of her ever-evolving and eclectic repertoire of movement. She trained in diverse techniques like Martha Graham, Limón, Horton, Floor Bar, Classic Ballet, Dunham Technique, and has performed and choreographed for a number of companies in Brazil and other countries. Silvestre has traveled internationally teaching, training dancers, performing, facilitating lectures and demonstrations, consulting, attending seminars and residencies at universities and dance festivals in Contemporary, Folkloric, as well as traditional dances of Africa and other continents. In 2011, Silvestre completed an album called, "Voices of Nature." She continues to use her voice as an integral part of her work in dance. 

Accessibility: Guests are asked to refrain from wearing scented lotions, oils or fragrances; Pieter is a low/no-scent studio. The space is located on the 2nd floor with one flight of stairs directly up from the entrance. Elevator access is available; please check in with our door-greeter and they will assist with operating the elevator. The elevator is spacious enough for any mobility device and the 2nd floor space is free of any steps or mobility barriers. Free hot and cold water is available inside the studio. There are two all-gender restrooms with three private stalls and a urinal. Each restroom has one mobility device accessible stall. If you have any specific questions or access needs, please email

What to Bring/Expect: Wear loose fitting or clothing appropriate for dance class. This is a participatory/interactive class/workshop. Folding chairs, floor cushions and pillows will be available for those who need to take rest breaks. Bring your own water bottle, water refills will be available. 

Photo Release: Photos will be taken during the class, instructors will ask if you’d like to opt out of having our picture taken/shared for promotional purposes. Participants are asked to refrain from taking photos/videos during the workshop. 

Parking: Free parking is available directly behind our building at 2412 Workman Street. There are two additional free city lots south of Broadway on Workman Street. There is also ample metered parking in the neighborhood, free after 6pm or 8pm, depending on the street.

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