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Axé Capoeira

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French, Portuguese
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Axé Capoeira (pronounced aH-shay cap-oh-AIR-ah) was founded in Brazil, first arriving in Canada to perform at the Vancouver International Children's Festival, in 1990. Since then, they have become one of the premier capoeira organizations in North America. With over ten performance DVDs, seven internationally acclaimed music CDs, a vibrant track record of over 10,000 school shows and stage performances, and two years running as choreography consultant to So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Axé Capoeira will present a show unparalleled in its spectacular combination of dance, acrobatics, music and theatrics.


See a preview of Axe Capoeria's show by registering for 'ArtStarts Presents'!

Performance(s)

Afro-Indigenous Arts Of Brazil

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Offered Languages: English, French, Portuguese
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45-60 mins
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: wireless mic
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$845
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$865
Vancouver Island Lower
$990
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,020
Vancouver Island North
$1,040
Interior
$1,040
North
$1,040
Remote
$1,070
Kootenays
$1,040
Virtual
$445

This interactive educational tapestry of Brazilian history, culture, traditions and beliefs will entertain students of all ages. Expect to have your ears and pulse stimulated by enlivening Brazilian percussion music, including live vocals and drums; your eyes amazed by gravity-defying acrobatics; and your body and soul inspired as the show culminates in an interactive dance including the entire audience. This performance is guaranteed to be unforgettable! Axé Capoeira is excited to bring this performance to you live in person or virtually! Pre-recorded show: $400, live show: $650

Workshop(s)

Axé Capoeira Workshops

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Offered Languages: English, French, Portuguese
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45-60 mins
Capacity: 90
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$960
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,020
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,480
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,580
Vancouver Island North
$1,680
Interior
$1,680
North
$1,680
Remote
$1,700
Kootenays
$1,680
Virtual
$145

Axé Capoeira will share a unique and interdisciplinary art form that has inspired thousands of children and adults. With its emphasis on active health, arts and cultural appreciation, it fills a much needed niche in the education of today's students. Capoeira teaches an appreciation for multiculturalism through music played on traditional Afro-Brazilian instruments, songs in Portuguese and Brazilian dance. Students will expend pent-up energy, to renew focus for the classroom, by participating in intensive physical activity through capoeira self-defense movements and physical conditioning. The workshops will emphasize a strong focus on building self confidence and anti-bullying. Fees are based on a full day of workshops (4 x 1 hour sessions). The group is also available for multi-day residencies. Pre-recorded per session: $95 , live per session: $145.


Testimonials & Reviews

The teachers were impressed with the overall presentation and how Marcus was able to teach and lead the students at a level that all the children were able to engage in and take something away. Agnes Krammer, Learning Resources Teacher, St James and St Ann's Elementary

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