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. They fuse Brazilian music, dance and capoeira (an astonishing display of martial arts and acrobatics) into a dynamic, high-energy performance. Aché Brasil has played to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim all over North America and Europe, performing in festivals, theatres, the 2010 Olympic games, and over 10,000 school shows. Experienced and professional, Aché Brasil is committed to presenting high quality performances which best exemplify Brazil's rich cultural heritage and artistic excellence.
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
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Tech Requirements: A P.A. system with (1) or (2) microphones if available
Fee Range: $830 - $1070 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Aché Brasil fuses Brazilian music, dance and capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial arts and acrobatics) into a dynamic, colourful, high-energy performance. The students will learn a great deal about the culture, dances, tradition and history of Brazil in an interactive fun atmosphere. 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 children will have a chance to participate (dance or play percussion instruments), enhancing their self-esteem.
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 60 mins.
Capacity: 1 workshop per class (max 25 students)
Tech Requirements: Cell phone input or CD player for music
Fee Range: $220 - $445 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Aché Brasil has extensive experience in teaching capoeira to young people. A typical class will begin with a light warm up followed by fundamental movements such as "ginga", cartwheels, leg rotations and balance movements. The students 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 the students. Besides gaining discipline, the students will also receive a solid workout. After ten or more workshops, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate what they learned with a performance guided by our instructors on the last day of their classes.