Meet Tuany and her inspiring ballet project in a Rio’s slum

 

tuany nascimento by sebastian gil miranda
Photo: Sebastian Gil Miranda

Alemão, a complex of favelas occupying the rolling hills of northern Rio de Janeiro, is better known for violent outbursts and gang associations than inspiring artistic initiatives. Since 2012, Tuany Nascimento’s project Na Ponta dos Pés (or “On Tip Toes”), an open ballet class for local girls, has been seeking to change that.

In this project, global video channel Nowness, New York-based journalist Ayelet Vardi, and São Paulo-based filmmaker André Lion capture an intimate profile of the dancer/teacher, where she discusses her vow to keep the young women of her community on their toes, and hopefully influence their futures for the better.

Check out also On Tip Toe by photographer Sebastian Gil Miranda.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s