Samba Workshops with Pablo Guerreiro
Samba Workshops with Pablo Guerreiro // Saturday 27 August
Pablo Guerriero is a highly respected Brazilian dance artist, choreographer and instructor from Rio de Janeiro. Renowned for bringing Afrocentric consciousness to his movement and work, he is a captivating performing artist to watch and an invaluable cultural advocate teaching 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 has also performed in and choreographed countless shows and musicals as well as television programs including Lado a Lado and Flor do Caribe on Rede Globo and is coming to RIO RHYTHMICS to provide several workshops!
10am – 11:30am // Samba Choreography Intensive
Accelerate your learning in this 90min choreography intensive with international artist Pablo Guerreiro. The intention of the workshop is to help you capture the feeling and musicality of the choreography direct from Pablo.
There is also the possibility to perform the choreography at end of year events. If you are enrolled in regular classes with Elanore at Rio Rhythmics (Wednesdays 7:40pm), you can then continue to polish, refine and absorb what you’ve learnt in the intensive.
12pm-1pm // Samba Ginga
Move beyond just doing steps and develop your ‘ginga’ – the essential ‘swing’ in Brazilian dance. In this workshop, Pablo will explore ‘malandragem’ – the trickery, stealth and humour of the Malandro archetype that is so revered in Samba no Pé.
Not only will you learn the art of “balanced imbalance” in Samba, you’ll be able to apply it to other Brazilian styles such as Forro, Samba de Gafieira and Bolero
1:30pm – 2:30pm // Contra Tempo Sincopa do Samba (Musicality)
Contra Tempo Sincopa do Samba explores the many different possibilities using syncopation within Samba. Discover the fun of dancing individually, or with a partner and/or a group.
Dancing the pauses, learn how to execute/perform the dynamics that are part of the samba, "CON-TRA TEMPO” (off beat). Understanding this technique will bring more awareness to your ability to improvise and understand new movements within Samba.
Recommended for Samba no pé and Samba de Gafieira dancers.
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.