Contempo Physical Dance

$20 - $28 (FEES INCLUDED)
Ticket Prices: 
Adult - $28
Student/Senior – $24
Children – $20

SenZalma is inspired by the poem O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship) by 19th Century Brazilian abolitionist and poet Antonio de Castro Alves. The title SenZalma is a powerful play on words: senzalas were large living quarters built for African slaves in Brazil, whom Portuguese rulers believed had no souls. Alma is the word for soul.

Artistically, SenZalma is built on Contempo’s dynamic movement fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance, blending forms and cultures to create a distinctive new aesthetic.

“Wrongs cannot be undone, but survival is about transcendence, and this work achieves it.” - Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune

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About Contempo Physical Dance

Recognized for their dynamic fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance, Contempo’s mission is to create a vibrant new dance form that ignites intersections of contemporary dance and traditional movement forms of the African diaspora, and to perform work that challenges human physicality while it invigorates audiences. This mission is translated into groundbreaking new movement approaches, innovative choreographic design, and stunning performances.


Apr 12
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 13
Sat @ 7:30pm