Cintia Chamecki's most recent works include two full evening pieces,
Ta No Pe (which has been performed in various international festivals) and Sapato Baixo (in collaboration with Brazilian bass player Glauco Solter) and several shorter pieces like No More Blues (in collaboration with Flavia Costa) and Ta No Pe Tambem.

Video clips:

Ta No Pe
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Sapato Baixo
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Ta No Pe Tambem
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Ta No Pe

The show is based on the bass, guitar and drums trio, but instead of drums, Cintia's taps do the job. The guitar and the bass are played by Brazilian musicians Rogerio Sabatella (musical director) and Glauco Solter. The director, Susana Ribeiro, brings it all together by fusing precise timing with an open structure. SLAM,
the Brazilian streetwear company, designed the costumes.

The result is an interactive production where dance and music complete each other in an innovative way. The ensemble explores the rhythms of rock, blues, jazz, baiao, funk, samba and more. The show includes different special guests every time and anedoctes about the history of tap.

Rogério Sabatella was born in Curitiba-Brazil in 1971. He began his studies in music at the age of six, when he started playing trumpet and soprano flute at school. At the age of 12 he got his first guitar and decided to pursue a career in music. He learned flamenco and classical music and at 15 he bought his first electric guitar and decided to study jazz. He took lessons with Carlos 'Polacco' Oliva and Paulo Bellinati. He moved to the USA where he studied with other famous musicians such as Wayne Krantz and Glenn Alexander (New School for Social Research). Mr. Sabatella currently studies orchestration with Edgar D. Grana (Juilliard School of Music). He gave lectures and workshops on Brazilian rhythms and music at Mannes Music School, The New School for Social Research and School of Visual Arts. His chamber pieces have been performed by the flute orchestra of Curitiba. Rogerio Sabatella currently performs with his trio, pursues his solo career, and works as a sideman for Abilio Abreu, Mizo e Mizael and Franka Amade. He has played in many jazz festivals, including Laguna Beach Summer Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, First Festival of Brazilian Music in New York and World Music Festival at Lincoln Center. He has also shared the stage with many artists like Paulo Braga, Sérgio Brandão, Dario Eskenazi, Dan Cazio and others.

Glauco Solter has played with Mane Silveira, Carlos Malta, Robertinho Silva, Tomati, Duda Neves and Badi Assad, among other masters of Brazilian music. He annually teaches workshops and gives lectures throughout Brazil. In 1998 he performed with his own band at the Montreaux-off Jazz Festival and recently received a scholarship at Berklee College of Music. He has also just released his own video called "Slap Brasil" and his latest CD, Fala Baixo. www.glaucosolter.com

A Brazillian actress currently living in New York City, Susana Ribeiro has appeared in theatre, television and film. She co-founded the "Compania Dos Atores" in Rio de Janeiro in 1988 and has starred in many of their productions in Brazil as well as in Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Columbia. She has won numerous awards for her work in the theatre. She has trained with Ariane Mnouchkine in Paris and John Strassberg and George Morrison in New York. She has appeared as a regular actress in several novellas and comedy shows for Brazilian television. She was featured in Estorvo (Turbulence) a Brazilian film by Ruy Guerra (Opera Do Malandro) which premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2000. She also appeared in Veja Esta Cançao , by Carlos Diegues (Orfeu, Xica Da Silva, Tieta) and Faca De Dois Gumes , by Murillo Salles (How Angels Are Born). In New York she appeared at the Atlantic Theater in its "24 Hour Plays" series. Her work as a musician includes touring and recording as a back-up singer with Brazilian pop star Marisa Monte, as well as performing in many musical theatre productions in Brazil. Performing in Dennis Cleveland is her second collaboration with Mikel Rouse. She was featured in his recent film, Funding.

Technical Information


Sapato Baixo

A percussive duet with bass (Glauco Solter) and taps (Cintia Chamecki). A loose structure allows for choreography and improvisation by both instruments. Following the same informal line as Ta No Pe, Sapato Baixo shows a deeper exploration of Brazilian rhythms from baiao and xaxado to samba and maracatu, with compositions by Glauco Solter, Hermeto Pascal, Djavan, Egberto Gismonti and more.


Ta No Pe Tambem

This is a shorter version of the full evening show
Ta No Pe, but includes multiple tap dancers. It can be performed with a guitar, drums, or even both. Ta No Pe Tambem examines the fusion between Brazilian and American rhythms and their influences.


No More Blues

A choreographic collaboration between Cintia Chamecki and Flavia Costa, this is a trio combining taps and pandeiro (Cintia Chamecki and Flavia Costa) with guitar (Rogerio Sabatella). Using the Bossa Nova as the basic rhythm, the music develops itself in a simple way. With a contemporary vision and innovative movements, the piece goes from the cuica's sound to rock and roll and the melodic "Chega de Saudades" (No More Blues).