The Festival uses light as its principle theme to celebrate Western Australia’s cultural diversity. Light is a common symbol in many cultures, which symbolises concepts such as peace, hope, harmony, knowledge, warmth, sustenance and truth. As such it seems only fitting to use the theme of light to bring together a variety of cultural groups to perform at the Festival. The Festival aims to promote interaction, understanding and appreciation of different cultures.
Ancestrais Capoeira International Capoeira Collective
What is a Capoeira collective? A Capoeira collective is a group of like-minded Capoeiristas who have shared beliefs and attitudes about the continuance of Capoeira on the global platform with the common objective of maintaining the ongoing development and evolution of the art form.
We are now at the beginning of a new wave of Capoeira culture and celebration. With the collective knowledge, skills, expertise and energy of the masters and teachers; we will all experience a fusion of the past traditions with the present understanding and be part of forging the pathway that will take us into the future. Since our 1st International Capoeira Collective in 2009; we have been fortunate to welcome many international, national & local guests to help us celebrate our annual event. We'd like to express our appreciation to Mestre Sabia - Bahia, Mestre Luizinho - Goldcoast, Mestre Jorge & Mestre Goioere - Perth, Professor Caracol, Instrutor Zoi, Instrutor Lorem, Graduado Geleia - Germany and Vira Lata - Melbourne. It has been our pleasure to present these very special guests to you to guide you along your Capoeira journey. The history of Capoeira dates back almost 500 years and began with the slave trade from Africa to Brasil. The art was practiced in secret and even disguised as a dance as it was outlawed by the plantation owners and other authorities. The philosophy behind Capoeira was and still is similar to a family ethos, one that encourages acceptance, interaction, builds confidence, a common understanding and a taking care of or giving back to the community. These Capoeira principles have held strong and firm over time and are the mainstays of Ancestrais Capoeira; as such we value fun, fitness, healthy mind and body, self respect and respect for our family, community and society. The Ancestrais Capoeira international Capoeira collectives include many aspects from the rich Brasilian culture. Students will attend workshops with the Mestres and guest teachers, play in the rodas with international and national guests and visitors, learn gymnastics animais (a unique Brasilian movement system) join in street performances, and participate in the Batizado on Sat afternoon. The workshops will cover maculele, samba de roda, jongo, cultural theatre, music and more. Sunday will be the celebration to close our event and everyone is welcome
Inaugural Charity event for the Muscular Dystrophy Associaton of Western Australia - Feb 20th, 2009 http://www.tsvetproductions.com/ The ANCESTRAIS CAPOEIRA performance team is unique when it comes to giving you a performance to remember at your next event. Why not talk to us about your themed party or event and see what’s possible. ‘Party like the Gods’ hosted by Lydia & Zhenya Tsvetnenko - Tsvetproductions.com was Perth’s biggest charity event supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Feb 20th 2010. Ancestrais Capoeira put together an amazing performance piece as Spartan Warriors for this inaugural event (mixed in with some awesome capoeira acrobatics and exciting combat scenes.)
Ginga in the City 08/09
Ginga in the City - summer series 08/09 is an exciting project now underway to celebrate the launch of Ancestrais Capoeira - Brazilian Dance & Cultural Arts; we will be performing in many different locations around Perth - come and check out capoeira and join the fun! TIMETABLE OF EVENTS *NOV 16th - Bell Tower Perth @ 1pm *NOV 23rd - Prindiville Market Day @ 1pm (Constellation Dr. Prindiville) * NOV 30th - Little Hands Festival @ 1pm (136 Le Souef Dr. Kardinya) *DEC 6th - Bassendean Festival @ 4.30pm (blue steel oval West Rd) *Dec 7th - Keith Maine Ctr, Whiteman Park @ 12.30pm (Beechboro Rd North) * Dec 12th - Forrest Chase Perth @ 5.45pm * Dec 13th - Forrest Chase Perth @ 1pm * DEC 14th - King St Art Centre @ 12pm * DEC 21st - City Beach @ 1pm * JAN 11th 09- Scarborough Beach @ 12pm * JAN 18th - City Beach @ 1pm * JAN 24th - Scarborough Beach @ 12pm * FEB 7th 09 - Mirrabooka Shopping Ctr. @ 2pm * FEB 8th - City Beach @ 12pm Gringo’s birthday BBQ * FEB 22nd - Wanneroo Multicultural Fest @ 3pm (Warradale Tce, Landsdale)
1st Batizado 2008
2008 sees Ancestrais Capoeira celebrating it’s 1st Batizado! directed by Prof Leo Santos ‘Gringo’ What is a Batizado? The word ‘Batizado’ means baptism which in the context of capoeira is the beginner student’s official welcome into the capoeira family. It’s this time that the new students will receive their first corda ‘belt’ and their apelido or capoeira nickname. This is the most anticipated moment for the young capoeira player to be ready to begin the journey into our capoeira world and prepare for the next levels of capoeira. While this is a very special occasion for the beginner student; the annual batizado festival is a time of celebration for all capoeira friends, students, teachers and masters of our group. After years of dedicated training, many students will be graded and receive the next level cord but all students will learn new skills and increase their cultural knowledge from the lessons given by the visiting guests, teachers and masters who come to celebrate the development of the group with the students. Lots will be happening at our event, there will be Capoeira rodas, workshops of capoeira fundamentals, Berimbau, Atabaque, Pandeiro, Agogo Rhythms and Samba. Capoeira history, movies and lots of street performances were students are able to show to the other capoeiristas what they’ve learned from their dedicated training.
Timetable of events Dec 10th - Opening Roda @ 6.30pm - Academy Dec 11th - Movie night @ 6.30pm - Academy Dec 12th - Forrest Chase Perth @ 5.45pm - Street Roda Dec 13th - Forrest Chase Perth @ 1pm - Street Roda DEC 14th - King St Art Centre @ 12pm - Batizado
Jan 1st - Festa do Branco @ King's Park Synergy playground
Jan 25th - Oz Concert @ Supreme Court gardens
Feb 11th - WA Fire Appeal @ Forrest Chase
Feb 27th - Rockingham Musselfest @ Rockingham Foreshore
March 12th - Katanning Show @ Katanning
March 27th - 20th Century Fox 'Rio' @Hoyts Innaloo
May 22nd -Diabetes WA @ the Esplanade foreshore
May 29th - MS step up & Performance @ Central Park
July 23rd - Curtin Welcome Party - Curtin Guild house
August 13th - Ausnet awards night - Red Herring
November 19th - ERC Lions Awards night - Kingsway Football Club
Dec 17th - Clough Christmas Party @ Perth Convention Centre
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