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Documentary «Môa, Raiz Afro Mãe»

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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the screening of the documentary "Môa, Raiz Afro Mãe".


Come and discover the story of Mestre Môa do Katendê, the Baiano multi-cultural artist who revolutionized Salvador's Carnival in the 1970s.


This award-winning music documentary produced by Kana Filmes, full of star appearances, proposes a reconnection with Brazil's cultural roots.


Sunday 2 June | 19:00 - 21:30 | Free Entrance
Venue: Arte Brasileira Atenas (11 Lepeniotou Street, Psirri)

The event is open to all. Everyone is welcome.

Vivência de Capoeira Angola

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With great pleasure and gratitude we will welcome Mestre Plínio Angoleiro Sim Sinhô for 3 days of experience in Capoeira Angola celebrating the birthday of ContraMestre Dudu.

Program
31/05 - Friday 20:00 - 23:00
Music - Movimentos - Roda (Please bring your musical instruments)

01/06 - Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Music - Movimentos - Speech

02/05 - Sunday 13:00 - 16:00
Music - Movimentos - Roda

Prices
3 days - 50 euros
1 day - 25 euros
Limited places

This is Αthens-City Festival of the Municipality of Athens
and Arte Brasileira Atenas present :
Capoeira & Samba Public Sessions

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The This is Athens – City Festival was created by the City of Athens to celebrate spring in the city we all love. This May, Athenians and visitors will discover Athens in bloom at more than 250 events including street parties, park picnics, concerts, museum nights, and fun events for all ages.

The development and organization of the This is Athens – City Festival is the result of the close collaboration of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency with official bodies, organizations, cultural and creative groups of the city.

 

Outdoor Event: Capoeira & Samba Public Sessions
Date - Time: Saturday 11 May 2024 | 11:00 - 13:00 & Saturday 18 May 2024 | 11:00 - 13:00
Venue: Ermou and Pireos Park, Athens (Outdoor Event)

Free Entrance

A two-hour experiential Capoeira and Samba workshop for the whole family that introduces participants to Brazilian culture.

 

Starting with the instructions of Contra Mestre Dudu, participants experience a holistic Capoeira experience with all its elements: rhythm, music, movement and games.

Afterwards, Gislene Ausech Antonucci guides the audience in a first contact with Samba dance and the dynamics of the body.

This is Αthens - City Festival.

Second season of Cultural Program : 
"Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece"  © 2023-2024
"A walk through Capoeira & Origami"
Saturday 20 April 2024

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As part of the activities of the "Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece Project", we will meet to experience Capoeira with its elements: rhythm, music, movements and games together with Contra Mestre Dudu.

Then, Maria will take us on a journey from Brazil to Japan, from Capoeira to the art of Origami... Animals are a favorite theme for young and old alike. We will learn and create our own origami with a degree of difficulty according to the age of the children. No need to bring materials, we will provide them.

Maria Gouveli is a visual artist, a graduate of the Department of Visual and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Athens and has completed postgraduate studies, Master of Arts, at the Norwich School of Art and Design, UK. Since 2012, she has been working in primary education. She is married and has two children.

Saturday 20 April 2024 | 17:00 - 20:00

Venue: Arte Brasileira Atenas, (11 Lepeniotou St., Psirri, Athens)

Entrance: 12€ 

 

Everyone is welcome: adults and children accompanied by their parents.


Wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes or with socks.

No previous experience required.

artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com | 6930880324

Second season of Cultural Program : 
"Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece"  © 2023-2024
"Samba and Encounters"
Saturday 13 April 2024

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We continue the Project Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece with "Samba and Encounters", already with summer notes!


Let's experience together the meeting of the external rhythms with the rhythms of the body and all the other encounters that these vibrations offer us.

Saturday 13 April 2024 | 17:00 - 20:00

Venue: Arte Brasileira Atenas, (11 Lepeniotou St., Psirri, Athens)

Entrance: 12€ 

 

Everyone is welcome !
Wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes or with socks.

No previous experience required.

artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com6930880324

Second season of Cultural Program :
 
"Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece"  © 2023-2024
 "A walk through Capoeira"
Saturday 17 February 2024

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We are happy to continue the programme "Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece"!


Let's take "A walk in Capoeira" and experience a small part of its history through a documentary and then an experience with its elements: rhythm, music, movements and games.

 

Saturday 17 February 2024 | 17:00 - 20:00

Venue: Arte Brasileira Atenas, (11 Lepeniotou St., Psirri, Athens)

Entrance: 12€ 

 

Everyone is welcome: adults and children accompanied by their parents.
Wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes or clean socks.
No previous experience required.

artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com | 6930880324

Second season of Cultural Program : 
"Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece"  © 2023-2024 
"A walk through Samba"
Saturday 20 January 2024

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Welcome 2024!!!

 

And to open the year we continue the "Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece" !

We start the year by opening our project with our beloved SAMBA!

 

Let's take a walk through Samba through a documentary and then a lesson with body dynamics.

And, of course, we'll celebrate this first meeting of the year!

 

Saturday 20 January 2024 | 17:00 - 20:00
Venue: Arte Brasileira Atenas,
(11 Lepeniotou St., Psirri, Athens)

Entrance: 12€

 

All are welcome (adults and children)
Wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes or with socks. 
No experience required.

artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com | 6930880324

Second season of Cultural Program : 
"Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece
 © 2023 "
Monday 18 December 2023
SAMBATUKE

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Within the framework of the social actions of Arte Brasileira Atenas, we will contribute to the support of people in need.

Thus, a Samba Solidarity class open to all will be held with the aim of collecting long-lasting food.

So those who wish to participate bring a bag of long-lasting food in exchange for your participation.

 

Event day: Monday 18/12/2023 | Time: 19:00 - 20:00 | Venue: Arte Brasileira Atenas, Lepeniotou 11, Psirri

 

We wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes or socks
Everyone is welcome. No experience required

Registration required: artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com | 6930880324

Second season of Cultural Program : 
"Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece
 © 2023 "
Saturday 18 November 2023
Dia da Consciência Negra (Black Awareness Day) 

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Dia da Consciência Negra

Continuing the program "Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece", we invite everyone to participate in the celebration of November 20th, Consciência Negra - Black Awareness Day.

An event open to the public that brings together Brazilian and Greek artists who promote Afro-Brazilian culture and all those who love it. A meeting that will remind us of the importance of representing African culture to promote racial equality and to talk about what the 20th of November represents.

  • Saturday 18 November 23 | 16:30 - 20:30, venue Myrtillo Cafe (Trifilias & Eftsathiou Lampsa St. - Inside the Park "ΚΑΠΑΨ'', Athens, 11524, near metro station: Panormou)

Free Entrance (coffee, drinks, snacks etc, are not included)

Everyone is welcome.

Second season ofCultural Program : 
"Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece
 © 2023 "
23 & 24 September 2023
Workshop: Samba no pé & Afro Creative Dance

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We are back!

 

Let's start the second season of the cultural program "Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece" by celebrating in every way!

We open the second season of "Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece" and celebrate Gislene's birthday!

Arte Brasileira Atenas welcomes with great joy, love and respect internationally recognized artists to Athens and invites you to experience two days of Afro-Brazilian culture with IRINEU NOGUEIRA.

Immerse yourself in the sensations of Afro-Brazilian culture!

  • Saturday 23 Sep 23 - Samba no Pé |11:00 - 13:30, venue Arte Brasileira Atenas (11 Lepeniotou St., Psirri, Athens)

  • Sunday 24 Sep 23 - Afro Creative Dance | 11:00 - 13:00, venue Casa de Arte Kabeiria (74 Iraklidon St., Thisio, Athens)

Participation fee:
1 day: 25 euros
2 days: 45 euros

Reservations: artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com | 6930880324
Registrations are made by appointment at the dance school during operating days.

We wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes and bare feet.
Everyone is welcome. No experience required.

Venue: Arte Brasileira Atenas,

Organizer © : Gislene Ausech Antonucci

Support: Embassy of Brazil in Athens

Participants:

The Samba no pé & Afro Creative Dance Experiential is for adults seeking different forms of artistic creation and development. We look forward to living this experience together!

Irineu Nogueira is an artistic director, dance teacher, movement teacher and producer of cultural events living in Munich since 2019, via London. He holds an MA in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), has been a dance teacher at The Place and Siobhan Davies Studios and a movement teacher for actors at London's prestigious Guildhall School of Drama and Music. He collaborates with major international names in dance, theater and music and his work is often interdisciplinary, crossing over into opera, theatre, musicals, film and circus. His approach incorporates eclectic references and experiences, combining the techniques of contemporary dance with the diversity of Afro-Brazilian culture to create a unique methodology for the body.

Irineu Nogueira is also known for samba and Afro-Brazilian culture, working with samba schools in the São Paulo carnival. He also founded Bloco Serafina, Bambas Festival - A Movement and Music Festival, VOA Dance Retreat - A Dance Journey to Brazil and the International Samba Congress Europe, which has been held for the first time in the city of Munich in 2019. Irineu choreographs and conducts dance workshops around the world and currently offers regular Movement classes for actors at the Schauspielschule Zerboni and regular dance classes in Munich. He is also the artistic director of the Praias do Isar Samba School.

"Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece"  © 2023 :
Closing Party
Saturday 8 July 2023

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Let's Party!

 

We close the season with much gratitude and welcome the arrival of summer celebrating all the experiences we had during the events of the first cycle of "Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece"

Saturday 8 July | 12:00 - 14:00

Casa do Brasil (23, Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens)

Free entrance - All are welcome

Capoeiristas in uniform

 

Support: Embassy of Brazil in Athens
Guimarães Rosa Institute

artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com
6930880324

"Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece"  © 2023 :
Samba Workshop by Gislene Ausech

10 June 2023

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Little by little the season ends and with it we end the activities of "Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece" in our area, welcoming the arrival of summer!


This time we will gather to experience our beloved Samba together!


Immerse yourself in the sensations of Afro-Brazilian culture!

Saturday, June 10 | Time: 14:30 -16:30
We wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes (barefoot or with clean socks).

Everyone is welcome. No experience required.

Participation fee: €15

Registration: artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com | 6930880324

@Arte Brasileira Atenas, Lepeniotou, 11 Athens

About the Experience Samba Dance Experience by Gislene Ausech

Samba is a document and a testimony of the era of the Brazilian people.

"Much more than a musical or choreographic genre, samba is a reference element of a vast cultural complex that emerges dynamically from it and returns to it. In samba lives knowledge that circulates...Reducing samba to the imaginary ground where the Brazilian joy of carnival resides is complete reductionism."

Samba belongs to the cultural heritage of Brazil and is considered to have appeared at the beginning of the 20th century, as an influence of African culture.

 

Our meeting begins with preparing the body, creating a body that can easily respond to the rhythm of Samba. After that we will experience a magical journey full of love and joy!

Gislene Ausech Antonucci, Brazilian artist, dancer and Pilates instructor, born in Cândido Mota, São Paulo, trained according to the method of the Royal Academy of Dancing. She is a Member of the Brazilian Dance Union, MEC (Ministry of Education, Culture) and Member of the International Dance Council/UNESCO.

Trained by the most important dance professionals. She has taught ballet in private dance schools in Brazil and participated in a public program teaching ballet to underprivileged children. As a dancer she has toured with classical works such as Dom Quixote, Gisele, Raymonda, as well as modern repertoire. Also in children's theater performances and inspections. She has choreographed artistic events in Brazil, shows in Greece and events such as Brazilian Day and Festival Latino Zappeion.

With many years of experience in the path of movement and the possibilities of the human body, since 2002 she has been focusing her work on Brazilian culture, starting a magical journey with Brazilian rhythms in Athens. Since then, she has developed Brazilian rhythm lessons, with her own method (based on dance techniques provided and still provided by her endless search and learning), which focuses on the transmission of Afro-Brazilian culture according to the needs of each individual, according to the history of each person's body, respecting any kind of "border" and aiming to bring the individual closer to his primitive nature.

Experiential Samba Dance is for adults who are looking for different forms of artistic creation and development.

We look forward to living this experience together!

"Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece" © 2023:
Swing Baiano | 20 May 2023

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Continuing the program "Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece" we have the pleasure of hosting at Arte Brasileira Atenas the artist Rockinho Rodrigues! will share with us the experiences of Swing Baiano! immerse yourself in the sensations of Afro-Brazilian culture!
 

Saturday 20 May 2023 | 14:30 -16:30

We wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes (barefoot or with clean socks)

Everyone is welcome. No experience required.

Participation fee: €20


Declaration of participation:
artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com
6930880324

Arte Brasileira Atenas, Lepeniotou, 11 Psirri

About the experience Experiential Swing Baiano by Rockinho Rodrigues
Swing Baiano is a dance style that uses innovative choreographic practices, connecting fun, ijexá, reggae, samba-reggae, samba de roda, capoeira, Afro-Latin rhythms and even the famous street dance. The Swing Baiano class is used as a form of self-awareness of the body, encourages the development of innovative skills through the spontaneous Swing that blossoms with great joy within everyone.

Rockinho Rodrigues was born in the city of Salvador in Bahia, Brazil and started dancing in 2003. He came to Greece in 2010 and since then he has been developing Brazilian dance classes with a lot of fun, enthusiasm and joy bringing all the elements of Afro-Brazilian culture and his experience within the Brazilian community in a party atmosphere.

Experiential Swing Baiano is aimed at adults seeking different forms of artistic creation and development.

We look forward to living this experience together!

16-17-18 June 2023 - Zakynthos
Workshop Capoeira & Samba

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Summer is not far away!

And walking closer to it we also have good news!  

 

Our friend Spyros Plessas from Grupo Angoleiro Sim Sinho Atenas, which is involved in Capoeira on the island of Zakynthos, is organizing 3 days of Capoeira, Samba and excursions in the beautiful nature of Zakynthos. A perfect combination of doing what gives us so much joy and being close to nature where it all starts.

The event will take place on 16, 17 and 18 June 2023.


The program includes Capoeira and Samba experiences, as well as excursions to the beach and nature, so that the whole family or friends can participate in this weekend.


Program

Saturday 17/06
10-11:00 Capoeira Kids

11-12:00 Capoeira Adults
12-13:00 Samba Adults
14:00 Visiting Village and Lunch 

16-17:00 Hiking (5 miles) &  boat trip 

Sunday 18/06
10-11:00 Capoeira Kids
11-12:00 Capoeira Adults
12-13:00 Samba Adults
14:00 Visit a turtle nesting beach and then another nearby beach for swimming and
 lunch in a tavern
20:00 Under the Sunset
22:00 Zakinthos by night - down town! 

 

Information about accommodation

The event is going to take place 2km from the beach of Laganas and it's located here: https://goo.gl/maps/1duJ7QnbXDFHniXz6

If you check Google maps, you can find many places around, where you can book your stay. A few of them:

Hera Hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/1YzouBcdnefgWH1Y9

Yakinthos Hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/4HzLuY6CJNKZPULs5

Afrodite: https://goo.gl/maps/c2dMrChzPSkEtbqN6

Julia's Apartments: https://goo.gl/maps/F6d5pgNCdEVX12Lx8

You can also follow the event information via the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/166846419527676/?ref=newsfeed 

"Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece"  © 2023 :
Maculelê | 1 April 2023

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Continuing the program "Afro-Brazilian roots in Greece" we have the pleasure of hosting at Arte Brasileira Atenas the artist and Mestre Capoeira, Flávio Augusto!

He will share with us his experiences from Maculelê!
Immerse yourself in the sensations of Afro-Brazilian culture!

Saturday, April 1 | Time: 14:30 -16:30
We wear comfortable clothes, no shoes (barefoot or with socks)
Everyone is w
elcome. No experience required.

Fee: 20€

Registration required: artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com | 6930880324

Arte Brasileira Atenas, Lepeniotou, 11 Psirri

About the Maculelê experience with Mestre FlávioIn the city of Santo Amaro de Purificação in Bahia, characterized by the color of carnival and where many cultural events of African origin are organized that now enrich Brazilian culture, the Maculelê dance was born around 1890.

It is a martial dance with intense body expression, in which people dance in a group beating sticks to the rhythm of percussion. The Maculelê was usually danced in religious celebrations, such as the feast of the city's patron saint, Nossa Senhora da Purificação on February 2. Among all the celebrations of Santo Amaro, the Maculelê has always been the most contagious dance for devotees of the beauty of colors and rhythm.

The origin of Maculelê is somewhat unclear. According to a legend the dance was created by the slaves on the sugarcane plantations, which they used to play Maculelê. Some argue that Maculelê is a harvest festival, others argue that it had religious significance, and still others say that it was the dance of slaves that served as practice in self-defense techniques against their masters. Possibly, like the martial art of Capoeira, Maculelê was a martial art disguised as a festive dance.

Today, Maculelê has been integrated into Brazilian folk activities. The songs are in Portuguese with several African words in the choruses. Although often performed during the presentation of Capoeira, it has its own repertoire and performances.

The Maculelê Experience is aimed at adults and those looking for different forms of artistic creation and development

We look forward to living this experience together!

18 Mar 2023
Samba Solidario

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Within the framework of the social actions of Arte Brasileira Atenas, we will contribute to the support of people in need.

 

Thus, a Samba Solidarity class open to all will be held with the aim of collecting long-lasting food.

 

So those who wish to participate bring a bag of long-lasting food in exchange for your participation.

Event day: Saturday 18/03/2023 | Time: 14:30 - 15:30. Venue: Arte Brasileira Atenas, Lepeniotou 11, Psirri.

 

We wear comfortable clothes, clean shoes or socks. Everyone is welcome. No experience required.

 

Registration required daily 10:00-21:00.

 

Contact phone: 6930880324 (whatsApp & Viber) | email: artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com

"Afro-Brazilian Roots in Greece"  © 2023 :
Afro-Brazilian Dance | 5 Feb 2023

Afrobrazilian Roots in Greece by Luiz Mendes. 

We have the pleasure of hosting Luiz Mendes at Arte Brasileira Atenas! Fantastic dancer, teacher and person who will share with us his experiences, the memory of his body that will guide us on a beautiful journey of knowledge and freedom through organic movements. immerse yourself in the sensations of Afro-Brazilian culture ! 

About the Afro-Brazilian Dance Experience with Luiz Mendes:
The movements are based on African mythology and everyday life, going through Capoeira and Samba. Energy, happiness, fitness and expression are the most important features of this dance.

Luiz Mendes was born (1968) in São Paulo, Brazil. He has been dancing since 1986 until today. She has studied classic ballet, jazz, afro, street dance and modern dances. She has danced, professionally, in musicals and shows in Brazil, Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria and Japan. He participated as a choreographer and dancer in the opening and closing of the Patras carnival.

Basic Info

Everyone is welcome. No experience required.

Sunday, February 5 | 14:30 -16:30

Arte Brasileira Athens Lepeniotou, 11 Psirri

We wear comfortable clothes, no shoes (barefoot or with socks

Fee: 20€

Reserve a seat with a 10€ advance payment until February 3

Registrations: artebrasileiraatenas@gmail.com | 6930880324

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