As most of you will have heard, Tennyson students participated in a fantastic week-long residency last week with the dynamic Capoeira group Aché Brasil, funded by our PAC Fine Arts budget and an ArtStarts grant.
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form, which combines dance, music, and acrobatics with martial arts. Known as the secret dance of Brazil, capoeira is an astonishing display of acrobatics, breath-taking kicks and self-defence tactics performed to the music of the Berimbau (an ancient stringed bow-like instrument) and drums.
All students participated in workshops from 30 minutes for Kindergartens to 60 minutes for Intermediates and we we assured that they definitely worked! The residency culminated with two breathtaking performances on Friday morning, including several Tennyson students showing off their Capoeira skills.
Aché means “everything positive in the world”. The performers had the audience generate all the “Aché” they could and send it out to the world.
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