The Boa Vista June Festival, one of the biggest annual festivals in Brazil’s Amazon region, comes to Grand Central Terminal for two days of FREE music and dance performances on Thursday and Friday, May 8 and 9.
Nearly two dozen dancers perform, accompanied by composer Joemir Guimarães and his musical group playing “forro,” one of Brazil’s most popular musical genres. In addition, videos showing footage of festivals in Brazil will play throughout the two days, plus there are photo opportunities with the performers.
Named for the city in which it largely takes place, the Boa Vista June Festival features Quadrille dancers, known for their brightly colored dresses adorned with ribbons that swirl up and out when spun around. Quadrille dance performances have become a spectacle in Brazil, each with its own plot and theme.
The Boa Vista June Festival is noon to 7 p.m. both days, in GCT’s Vanderbilt Hall.
12-5 p.m., video footage and photo opportunities
5-7 p.m., dance and video performances