has choreographed and performed in the US, South America, and Europe, with dance groups and artists including Xuxa, Ray Charles, Daniela Mercury, and Airto Moreira. Born at the heart of the dance circles of Brazil, currently Cida teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Drumming inspires people to connect. Nationalities and individual agendas disappear; what remains is the grounding presence of our transformed selves — our spirits lightened and empowered. Join Cida Vieira and Mestre Beicola on this journey of joy straight into the heart of Brazilian dance and music. This hands-on (and “feet-on”) workshop explores the instruments, rhythms, music, and the samba dance jeitinho brasieliro (“of the Brazilian way”) in an inclusive and safe environment.