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.
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®.
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.
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 www.miriambarbosa.com or you can also view one of her videos.
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