Vera Passos is considered one of Salvador, Bahia’s most elegant and eloquent contemporary Afro-Brazilian dancers. She began studying the Silvestre Technique with creator Rosangela Silvestre in 1992, and soon became the protégé of Silvestre. She currently teaches dance workshops, choreographs and performs all over the world.
The Silvestre Technique brings to dance training a connection with the physical body to the Universe, which Silvestre calls ”the Body Universe”, symbolized by three triangles formed on the body. In the Silvestre Technique, these triangles are connected with the four elements of Nature. The technique has over time progressed into a series of exercises – ”conversations with the body” – working to prepare body, mind, and spirit for dance. Classes are accompanied by live music.