February 2018 - Carnival with Tania Santiago

Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil

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Tania Santiago
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Feb 3 - 13, 2018
Group size: 10 - 20
February 2018 - Carnival with Tania Santiago
Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil

Tania Santiago
  • Email address verified

$NaN
Feb 3 - 13, 2018
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Travel to Salvador in Bahia, Brazil with Tania Santiago for a dance and cultural immersion trip during Carnival 2018.

What’s included

  • Airport Pick-up/Drop-off
    Transportation to hotel from airport will be provided (designated pick-up window will be shared before your purchase your ticket)
  • 10 Nights in hotel
    Shared room (extra if you want your own room, pending availability)
  • Welcome Dinner
    At the beginning of the trip a welcome dinner will be provided for participants
  • Breakfast every morning
    There is a hotel buffet that is included daily
  • Costumes/outfits
    There will be several chances to participate in carnival activities and dancing during trip - items will be provided
  • Dance & Drumming classes
    There will be organized and opportunistic activities that will be made available to participants
  • Flight to Brazil
    You will need to purchase your trip to Brazil (check-in with Tania about suggestions) - group tickets aren't purchased to provide flexibility for your pre/post travel in Brazil
  • Visa
    US Citizens need to acquire a visa to enter into brazil (need to book appointment - SF Office:
  • Lunch & Dinner Daily
    Lunch & Dinner are on your own, unless specified by Tania
  • Spending Money
    You will need spending money to get around, and for food - past participants do fine with $40 a day, but some use $100 daily (depends where you eat, how you get around and what you spend).
  • Optional Excursions
    Will be discussed with group, given interest

Itinerary

Depart US on 2/2/18
Getting to Brazil

The transportation is for Saturday morning on 2/3/18 from airport to hotel in Salvador, Brazil.  This means you need to arrive to Salvador, Bahia BRAIL airport on 3/3/18 (ideally between 10am - 1pm).

Your Organizer


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Tania Santiago
Tania was born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Tania Santiago grew up in the heart of African Brazil. In Brazil she has taught, danced, and choreographed for many well-known companies including Olodum, an arts group famous for its Carnaval parade performances and credited with developing the music style known as samba reggae. While her specialties are folkloric and contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance, Santiago is also conversant in jazz, ballet, West African, Afro-Cuban and modern dance forms. Santiago has resided in California since 1997, and has taught packed classes regularly at ODC School & Rhythm and Motion Dance Program since 2005. In 2001, Santiago received a three-year grant from the California Arts Council to teach young people throughout the San Francisco Unified School District. In addition, Santiago performs with her own company Aguas (formerly known as Aguas da Bahia), the Ramon Alayo Dance Company, and Deep Waters Dance Company. Santiago's choreography has also been performed by many local groups including Loco Bloco, Axe Abada, Kuumba, Quimbanda Grupo Carnavalesco, and Abada Capoeira. Each year in San Francisco, Santiago teaches a performance workshop in the Bahian Carnaval tradition. The workshop culminates in the annual Carnaval parade in May. Santiago also leads annual dance intensives in Salvador, Bahia as part of her cross-cultural work.

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