The Culver City Redevelopment Agency and The Music Center of Los Angeles County will present Ballet Folclórico do Brasil, at The Help Group on Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. as part of the Rainbow Day family program. This event is presented on the west side of Culver City which is experiencing a time of revitalization. The Help Group is located at 12101 West Washington Boulevard and a dining guide for Culver City’s west side area is available at www.culvercity.org.
An exaltation of Brazil’s diverse values, customs and culture, Ballet Folclórico do Brasil shares exuberant dances and music that express the rich blend of African, Portuguese and indigenous influences that shaped this country. The dancers, who have performed in Brazil’s leading national dance companies, foster multicultural awareness in young people through dances such as the inspiring candomble, the exciting congole and the athletic capoeira. The performance is riveting, with explosive movements, vibrant colors and authentic costumes. Ballet Folclórico do Brasil is one of the many artistic programs based at the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center in Culver City.
The Help Group, the nation’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit serving children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs, is a sponsor of the event as well as Sony Pictures Entertainment. The performance will take place in the Multipurpose Room located on The Help Group campus at 12101 West Washington Boulevard in Culver City. Free parking is available at 4173 Inglewood Boulevard off West Washington Boulevard. The performance is recommended for elementary school-aged children and no reservations are necessary. For more information please call the Cultural Affairs Hotline at 310.253.5716 or log onto www.culvercity.org.