Rosangela Silvestre | Voices of Nature

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Voices of Nature

by Rosangela Silvestre

Feel the VIbration of the Universe Power. Voices of Nature: Songs and poems inspired by the traditional rhythms, archetypes, and mythology of the Orixa. The expression of harmony and positivity, transformation to freedom, balance, peace and infinite love
Genre: World: Afro-Brazilian
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Body Universe
2:05 $1.49
2. Caboclo Ossanhe
4:23 $1.49
3. Alafia
6:33 $1.49
4. Oya
3:46 $1.49
5. Iya E Maye
3:33 $1.49
6. Shine of the Water
4:31 $1.49
7. Ciclo Trilogico
4:22 $1.49
8. Baba Iya
5:38 $1.49
9. Ai La La
2:26 $1.49
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Album Notes
Rosangela Silvestre: Choreographer, instructor, dancer and creator of the Silvestre Dance Technique, Rosangela is a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Dance and post-graduated specializing in choreography, achieving her degree 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 palette of movement. She acquired training in such diverse techniques as: Martha Graham, Limón, Horton, Floor Bar, Classic Ballet, Dunham Technique, and has experienced diverse dance expressions - such as Germany Theater Dance, Contemporary, Folkloric, as well as Traditional dances of Africa and other continents.

Her dance investigation and constant development created an opportunity to connect with the eclectic American musician Steve Coleman, with whom she traveled to diverse countries which have African roots in their music and dance. With Steve Coleman, Rosangela developed an idea to have the body as an instrument that provides the movement-form of any sound that can be captured - thereby discovering and creating dance at any moment. In 1982, Rosangela Silvestre began the early stages of developing the Silvestre Technique, which over time has progressed into a series of exercises - "conversations with the body" - working to prepare body, mind, and spirit for dance.

Classes are accompanied by live music. A series of musical compositions are created based on the conversation between the body and the orchestration of diverse musical instruments, such as: drums, saxophone, flute, piano, voice, electronics, guitar, etc., the music of the body, and most importantly the "silence" that connects us all.

The SIlvestre Technique of Dance is based on the Body Universe. The Body Universe is symbolized by three triangles formed on the body. The Triangle of intuition, visualization and perception: located from the top of the head to the shoulders. The Triangle of expression: located from the shoulders down to the belly button. The Triangle of balance: located from the hips down to the feet. These triangles are connected with the four elements of Nature: Earth, Water, Air, Fire. Earth: connects with the triangle of balance, that gives a sense of grounding and stabilization (grand plié can be connected with the Earth). Water: connects with the triangle of expression, which allows one to experience fluidity and grace (contractions and undulations can be connected with Water). Air: connects with the triangle of expression for the sense of the freedom to move (pirouettes and jumps can be connected with Air). Fire: connects with the triangle of intuition, visualization and perception, conceptually giving a sense of what the Technique defines as determination, will-power and attack (grand battement can be connected with Fire).

The Silvestre Technique brings the foundation of the Chakras, the central forces of the body, to enhance the internal connection with the dancers' "verticality" and alignment.

Rosangela's classes and trainings also include Orixa Dance Movement. A study of the connections between the rhythms and the traditional movement, archetype and mythology of the Orixa dances interpreted as an art form. Orixa is the Essense of the Universe.

Through this work, her ever evolving range of accomplished artistic expression through dance is accompanied by her instrumental and vocal talent. It is with this diverse movement background and world experience that the vocal expression of her work was birthed into being.

From Rosangela Silvestre: " To me, sounds are the rhythms of movement. I feel that this is the reason that I have my dance, poems, vocalization and movements all together. This is what this CD is: Voices of Nature."

Voices of Nature is the sound expression of the ever evolving conversation that exists between the body, the rhythms, the song and the Universe. It is the embodiment of one artists's life work that is shared by all.



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