The Performing Company
Samba do Coração's performing company offers a show or parade for any
occasion. The length of the performance can vary from a 10 minute show to a
45 minute show, depending on the venue and event. The group also offers a
floor show with a four to six piece Brazilian band and vocalist.
The current members of the Company are:
- dancers: Gloria Batte, Aby Gomes, Mary Dollar, Satya Davidson, Elizabeth Lund, Cindy Mejia, Amy Molinell, Ramona Rico, Samuka and Marija Stefanac.
- bateria: Russ Blackmar, Robert Carrillo, Fernando De Sanjines, Jesus Martinez, Micha Patri, Michael Pinkham, Walter Pope, Clark Seal, and John Willkerson.
Over the years, Samba do Coração has also featured special local guest artists such as Claudio Amaral, Lisa Silva, Urubu, Rolf Johnson, Kim Atkinson, Denis Broughton, Emiliano Benevides, Claudio Bebbiano, Randy Darbonne, Mark Fishman, Debra Knox, John Medina, Ronnie Santos, Clark Seal, Jeff Taylor, Rosie Lopez, Cintia Pierce, Anna Gottreich, Jean Luc Stora, Nayo Ulloa & Issac Lopez.
Since 1992, Samba do Coraçao has appeared in numerous festivals, special,
cultural, and corporate events, parties and clubs, including the following:
SPECIAL EVENTS, CONVENTIONS, & PARTIES
- San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts in 1996 and 2001.
- Bill Graham Presents, New Orleans by the Bay, Shoreline Amphitheatre,
Mountainview, June 1997,1998,1999, 2000 & 2001
- San Jose Ca Jazz Festval 2001
- Sony Metreon Entertainment Center, Opening Galas, June 1999
- New Year’s Eve Event at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, December 1998
- California State Fair, Sacramento, August 1998
- Palo Alto Country Club, South American Theme Party, April 1998
- Mayor Willie Brown Jr.’s Birthday Party, Ghiradelli Square, S.F., March
- San Francisco Yacht Club, Carnaval Ball, Belvedere, February 1998
- Bill Graham Presents, New Years Eve Party, Bill Graham Auditorium &
K.R.O.N. TV, Dec. 1997 ; Embarcadero Center, S.F., Dec. 1996
- Oracle Reception and Dinner, Lake Tahoe, August 1997
- S.F. Gift Center Pavilian Party, Jan. 1997
- Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Gala, Mark Hopkins Hotel, S.F., October 1996
- San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala, Davies Hall, S.F., September 1996
- Kent H. Landsberg Company’s X’mas Ball, Union Square Holiday Inn, S.F.,
- American Cancer Society’s, “Rendezvous in Rio”, Fillmore Ballroom, S.F.,
- Bustamante Fundraiser, Sacramento, 1995
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Anniversary Celebration, 1994
- Club Fusetti, San Rafael
- Albertos, Mountain View
- El Caribe, Oakland
- Cesar's Latin Palace, San Francisco
- Bahia Cabana, San Francisco 1993 -1999
- Ashkenaz, Berkeley, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
- Sound Factory & Club NV 2000, San Francisco
- Club VSF and Rockapulco, San Francisco, among others.
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