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Project “Sons.Ritmos.Cores” with online training in Urban Dances

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From February 2 to March 16, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm, the online sessions of Training in Urban Dances, promoted by the Municipality of Moita, under the project “Sons.Ritmos.Cores

Participation is free, but requires prior registration. The registration form is available here. This training, with Marco Menezes (Obelixx) and Sérgio Alegria, is an opportunity to explore the movement in different styles of urban dances and is aimed at over 14 years old and without age limit, with priority for residents in the municipality of Moita and who intend to continue the training in person at the Artistic Experimentation Center (CEA), in Vale da Amoreira, from March 16 until the end of June.

It should be remembered that Training in Urban Dances started in January, at CEA, but, due to the evolution of the pandemic, classes will have an online format until March 16, returning, from that date, if possible, to the face-to-face format at CEA.

Obelixx is the stage name of Marco Menezes. Known and respected among the national and foreign dance community, he has been developing and sharing different styles for almost 29 years, ranging from theater stages to the practice of “street” styles like Hip Hop, House or Popping. Certified Hip Hop International jury, Obelixx is a regular jury in several competitions, as well as organizing events and consulting on international initiatives.

Sérgio Alegria is the creator and mentor of the DanceCoolture project, a dance group that has already represented Portugal in the World Championship three times. His extensive training includes, in addition to the Escola Superior de Dança and the Faculty of Human Motricity, training courses such as Urban Dance Camp (2010 and 2012), Movement Life Style (2015), Beat Camp (2017), European All Star Camp (2018) or the Fly Intensive Camp (2019). In his work as a dancer and choreographer, he has worked, among others, with Blaya, Supasquad, Putzgrilla, Bárbara Bandeira, David Carreira, Anselmo Ralph or Mastiksoul.

The “Sons.Ritmos.Cores” project is part of the application to the Portugal 2020 Operational Program (European Structural and Investment Funds – PorLisboa2020), Investment Priority 9.1 of the Culture for All program. With areas of intervention in music, dance and image, this multidisciplinary project aims at training participants in these artistic aspects and the development of personal and social skills.

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