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Try to keep from dancing while looking at DanceBrazil’s 2015 season

The 30-year-old company returns to the Joyce Theater for a program about brotherhood, community in the face of violence, and a sheer delight in movement

By Helen Shaw
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Among the best dance events this summer, DanceBrazil promises to stand out. The company’s infectiously enthusiastic choreography stems from artistic director Jelon Vieira's long interest in capoeira and contemporary dance, a fusion that marries the hypnotic martial art to ebullient modern movement. At the Joyce through July 3, DanceBrazil presents a program that includes the new work Malungos, a piece that Vieira named after a term used on slave ships among Africans being brought forcibly to Brazil; Vieira believes that dance itself can cement bonds of support and friendship even when we are confronted with the unthinkable.

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