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Aché Brasil

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French, Portuguese

An explosion of colour, energy, and music! Aché Brasil represents the culture, traditions, beliefs, music, and movement of the people of Brazil. Being equal parts music, dance and acrobatics, Aché Brasil has performed for Children's festivals, theatres, the 2010 Olympics and over 15,000 school shows since 1990. By combining stunning acrobatics, hypnotic Afro-Brazilain rhythms of dance, and the awe-inspiring art form of Capoeria, Aché Brasil creates performances that exemplify the best that Brazilian heritage has to offer and strives to entertain and educate students with the rhythm, music, and "Aché" positive spirit of its culture.


Reviews

Bravo! Excellent! Fantastic! Staff and students alike were still talking about Aché Brasil the next day! The energy... The acrobatics... And how they involved all of us in their performance was incredible! K. Heuchert, MJ Norris Elementary

Performances & Workshops

Ache Brasil performance: Colours of Brazil

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: A P.A. system with (1) or (2) microphones if available
Fee Range: $845 - $1045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$800.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$810.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$935.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$960.00
Vancouver Island North
$985.00
Interior
$985.00
North
$1,000.00
Kootenays
$985.00

Aché Brasil fuses Brazilian music, dance and capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial arts and acrobatics) into a dynamic and colourful performance. Our shows offer the opportunity for students to learn a great deal about the culture, dances, tradition and history of Brazil in an interactive fun atmosphere. Through performance, we educate students about slavery and its roots and the impact that African people has had in the Brazilian culture. Students will also learn the importance of the Amazon Forest and the Native people's influence in our culture. They will also learn some Portuguese words and how a berimbau is made (one of the oldest instruments in the world). The performance is done with authentic costumes, dances and live music of drums, Brazilian percussion and vocals. The students become very inspired by the athletic abilities of our performers and will have a chance to participate (dance or play percussion instruments) enhancing their self-esteem.

Capoeira Workshops or Residency

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 25-30 students per session, each session 45-75mins
Tech Requirements: Cell phone input or CD player for music
Fee Range: $230 - $445 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$185.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$220.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$350.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$380.00
Vancouver Island North
$395.00
Interior
$395.00
North
$400.00
Kootenays
$395.00

Aché Brasil has many years of experience teaching capoeira to children and youth. Our instructors know how to create a positive atmosphere for students to learn. We emphasize positive energy, improving one’s health and well-being through fun exercises. A typical class will begin with a warm up followed by fundamental movements such as "ginga", cartwheels, leg rotations and balance movements. Besides gaining discipline, the students will receive a solid workout highlighting strength, ability and positive self-esteem. The students will also learn Portuguese songs to accompany the game of capoeira. While capoeira can be an intensive activity, the classes are tailored to accommodate the physical abilities of each class. After completion, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate what they learned with a performance guided by our instructors on the last day of their workshops. 1 to 5 workshops p/day. Available for multi-day residencies.

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