Evolução do Samba | Pablo Guerreiro workshops
Beyond just learning samba steps, go deeper into the 'evolução do samba' (evolution of samba) from its African roots to choreographed performance.
Renowned for bringing Afrocentric consciousness to his movement and work, Pablo Guerreiro; highly respected artist, choreographer and instructor from Rio de Janeiro, will guide you through three phases.
Warm up with mind-body connection | Corpo Terreiro 10am - 11am
Terreiro or (Ilê) is the place where the Orixás and Afro ancestral knowledge are worshiped. The body can also be viewed as a Terreiro, a place that has energies and knowledge within. This workshop brings together the experience of Afro-Brazilian dance and the ability to utilise the paths and possibilities that the body has.
Connection to the ground | Afro 11:15am - 12:15pm
Out of your exploration of Corpo Terreiro (body and mind), apply the grounded movement to Afro dance to reveal the roots of Samba.
Freedom of movement | Samba Show 12:30pm - 1:30pm
As a culmination of the first two workshops, feel how your body responds differently to Samba sequences suitable for shows and choreographies.
About Pablo Guerreiro
Pablo is a captivating performing artist and an invaluable cultural advocate who teaches classes in Brazil and around the world. Pablo has choreographed and performed in the highly regarded “Comissao de Frente” (choreographed opening section) for various Samba schools in the Rio Carnaval parades.
He is currently the Artistic Director of the Musas and Musos of Acadêmicos do Cubango and Comissao de Frente Choreographer at Escola de Samba Raça Rubro Negra
Pablo is also a graduate of Jaime Arôxa dança de salão teaching technique
About Umbela Brasil
Umbela Brazil Inc. is established to be a social enterprise/charity (operating nationwide - for local benefits socially and economically) whose purpose is to advance the culture of the Australian and Brazilian Community [Br-aussie-leiros]