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RIOULT Dance Center

34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101  |   Entrance on 34th Avenue  |   (212) 398-5903

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RIOULT Dance NY supports the creation and performance of the choreographic works of Pascal Rioult, and provides the community with an accessible and affordable center for dance and enrichment through the arts.


PAULO “CHUVISCO” da Silva was born in Goiânia, Brasil where he started his Capoeira training at the age of eight with Mestre Guerreiro in Grupo Candeias. When he was 15, he left his future lucrative career as a soccer player to pursue his life-long passion for Capoeira. Today, Mr. Silva studies Capoeira with Mestre Jelon and holds the rank of Contramestre in Capoeira Luanda. Internationally, Contramestre Chuvisco has taught at many institutions throughout Brasil, Europe, South America, and the States. Contramestre Chuvisco has also worked with UNICEF, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Project Exchange in Bahamas. Having toured with DanceBrazil for nine years, Contramestre Chuvisco also worked in outreach programs, introducing and maintaining Capoeira awareness throughout communities and public schools. He has taught throughout the country and currently teaches at Canarsie Ascend Charter School in Brooklyn, New York.