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Axé Capoeira

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

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 5,000 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.


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

Performances & Workshops

Capoeira Workshops/Residency

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Up to 4 workshops per day (30 - 90 students per session)
Tech Requirements: Microphone & stand if available
Fee Range: $835 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$800.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$825.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$850.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$850.00
Vancouver Island North
$850.00
Interior
$900.00
North
$900.00

Axé Capoeira will share capoeira, 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. Also avaible for multi-day residencies.

Viva Brazil!

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: Microphone & stand if available
Fee Range: $810 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$775.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$775.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$875.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$875.00
Vancouver Island North
$875.00
Interior
$875.00
North
$875.00

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!

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