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Columbia moves to the rhythm of Miriam Barbosa

Chris Laskowski8/27/2014  |  Categories: Columbia
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Her figure glides over the darkness of the stage, almost dissipating into nothingness, then springs back into a series of fluid steps that draw observers in almost a hypnotic state. Her name is Miriam Barbosa and she is Columbia’s prestigious shining star. Her strength, passion and experience in dance shines throughout her performances and she brings both pride and culture to Columbia through her graceful performance. Citizens of Lake Carolina, the premier custom home builder in Columbia, SC, have the delight of reveling in a city which moves to the spirit she captures in her dance. The direction in which she has taken the former South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company, now known as “Miriam Barbosa Dance”, is both exciting and unique.576569_10150783564171049_751805891_n.jpg

Her dedication to the art of dance has led her through many dance halls and her portfolio is almost as vast as it is impressive. Barbosa, a former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of South Carolina, holds an MFA from the University Of Fine Arts Of Sao Paulo/Brazil. Her profession has taken her all around the world, but she seems to have made her home in Columbia, South Carolina. What she has brought to Columbia is a little bit of the world she so beautifully captures in her dance. She also brings something a little more unique to Columbia, she brings Gyrotonic®.images.jpg

Gyrotonic® is a holistic approach to exercise, physical therapy and overall health that helps increase flexibility, strength and overall well being through circular motion exercises using machines specially designed for the activity. At first glance, one might mistake a class for professional dancers practicing in preparation of a new routine. Ms. Barbosa happens to be a Gyrotonic® Master Trainer, bringing the therapeutic exercise to residents of Columbia.

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Ms. Barbosa has regular classes and puts on many productions with the very talented dance company she has assembled. Performances such as “Catharsis” are a sheer delight for audiences, and for fans of contemporary dance in general. What some may not know is that some of her inspiration comes from South Carolina; however given the states beauty and history, how can anyone not be inspired. Miriam Barbosa through the power and creativity of her dance has truly made Columbia the center of dance for the South East. For more information please visit or you can also view one of her videos.

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The Red Shirts Are Coming!

Chris Laskowski8/20/2014  |  Categories: Columbia
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The Fighting Gamecocks are gearing up for another football season and as the brave warriors of the field are preparing, we are watching by the sidelines in anticipation for what should be a spectacular season. After USA Today’s National Defensive Player of the year, Jadeveon Clowney who was the number 1 draft pick for the NFL was drafted by the Texans, Gamecock fans are waiting to see who the up and coming champions will be after ranking #9 on a recent U.S. poll.

High up on the list is running back Mike Davis, as the Walter Camp Foundation has named him one of the “50 players to watch” this season for their player of the year award. Standing at 5’9, 223 lbs., the Atlanta native rushed 203 times for 1,183 yards in a season, landing him in the number 4 spot in the school’s history ( Another future champion to look for is 6’2, 195 lb. safety, Chaz Elder. Elder pulled off a great season in 2013, starting in 6 games and delivering every time. In 2012 he was ranked the nation’s 19th safety position, so given the experience over the past year, he is projected to have a stellar season (

Coach Spurrier is still at the helm and going on to his 10th year leading the Gamecocks. Spurrier is a strong believer in paying careful attention to his players, making sure that they graduate and stay out of trouble. He and his team of recruiters have worked hard at finding strong members to keep Columbia’s Gamecock’s reputation high. Although many of the strongest players have been professionally drafted after last year’s amazing performance, Coach Spurrier believes that their new picks are ready to take charge. After winning the 2014 Capital One Bowl 34-24 against the Wisconsin Badgers and finishing with a 11-2, 6-2 sec record, fans are expecting big things from the Gamecocks.

With so many Gamecock players being prime candidates as NFL picks, one may ask what is in store for the University of South Carolina. Some of the nationally top rated players are opting to go to school in Columbia, this means big bucks for the University as well as stronger funding for several departments. So Columbians are sure to go out this season and support both their University and the state’s football heroes.

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