Boca Boca: Brazilian Opera Spring Masquerade!


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Boca Boca – Brazilian Opera Spring Masquerade Ball!

Manhattan Brew and Vine: 998 Columbus Avenue (at 109th St) New York, NY 10009

April 16th, 2016 8:00 pm – 1 am

NEW YORK, NY, April 6th, 2016 – The International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) is pleased to announce BOCA BOCA, that will debut with a spring masquerade dance party on April 16, 8pm-1am at Manhattan Brew and Vine, a new upscale South Harlem eatery and bar. The entrance fee is $30. Tickets at and at the door.

Attractions for the night include live performances by singers Alexandra Filipe, Abby Powell, Flavia Correia and Kristin Young, the Brazilian Chorus of New York and virtuoso percussionist Uka Gameiro. There will be a professional photo corner, with Athena Azevedo capturing images from the audience as well as a costume contest.

BOCA BOCA stands for “Brazilian Opera Carnaval.” It is also a Brazilian phrase that means “spreading the news by word of mouth.” The evening will fuse live operatic performances, Brazilian percussionists, electronic beats, and a playlist featuring Brazilian hits from the 1950s to now spun by DJ João.

“This is a chance to go back to my DJ roots. We are producing brand new dance tracks for our opera stars, experimenting with new sounds; and it is a chance to spin some great old Brazilian music too. The fun is guaranteed. ” says IBOC artistic director João MacDowell.

BOCA BOCA is an IBOC volunteer initiative to support the creation of new music. Funds raised will contribute to the cost of this fall season’s concert preview of scenes from The Seventh Seal, an opera based on Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name.



BOCA BOCA will feature a special performance by Andressa Furletti.

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#‎TakeASelfieOnMe is a durational performance art where Andressa Furletti wears a costume made of mirrors where viewers are reflected. When the viewer takes a picture, knowing or not, he/she is taking a selfie. The performance sparks curiosity and invites the audience to play and be part of it.





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Brazilian Times April 2016