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.
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
Capoeira is a spectacular Afro-Brazilian dance form, derived from martial arts, that combines the power of kickboxing with the energy of break dancing and the grace of gymnastics. The Georgia Straight, Tony Montague
We were enthralled - spell bound - 'amazing!' An excellent presentation for all grades and all ages. Victoria Jones, Surrey Centre Elementary School
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Tech Requirements: A P.A. system with (1) or (2) microphones if available
Fee Range: $845 - $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 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.