- June 27
- 7:00 pm
- OLG Stage - OLG Grove
Mauricio leads us on a Forro dance lesson, as part of the Lulaworld showcase, curated by Lulaworld.
Mauricio Baptista has been a Brazilian partner dance instructor for 9 years, specializing in Forró. He was a member of "Pé Descalço", a school in Belo Horizonte, Brazil for 3 years, working as an instructor, helping with the assessment of dancers, and teaching varied groups and private students. He won first place, with partner Giselle Sabino, in the "Copa Brasil de Forró" competition, semi-professional category, in 2013. Mauricio has been living in Toronto, Canada since 2017, where he joined instructor Rita Gabriela Fernandes to form Aruá Dances and help teach and disseminate the culture of forró in North America.