For the first time in Australia, the world’s greatest Capoeira experts will appear in a spectacular live stage show, featuring inspirational young athletes, dancers and musicians who still live today in the
dangerous favelas of Brazil. Their bodies defy what is humanly possible as they leap, flip, kick and spin at breathtaking speed. Warriors of Brazil will tour theatres in January and February with tickets now on sale.
In a show that combines the extraordinary martial art of Capoeira (kah-poh-ayr-ra) with the uplifting music and dance of Carnival, Warriors of Brazil showcases all of the power and the passion that is
modern Brazil. From a country which has much to celebrate with its successful bid to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, its soccer prowess, and powerful musical impact on the world, this
show represents a positive flipside to Brazil’s street violence which is also dominating the news headlines.
The super-fit, young men in Warriors of Brazil have escaped the cycle of gangland warfare in the
favelas or ghettos of Salvador de Bahia, former epicentre of the African slave trade. Selected as part
of a social development program, they are the undeniable masters of Capoeira, and are now
captivating audiences around the world and spreading a message of hope for the youth of Brazil. Prior
to its Australian premiere tour, the show has had recent critically acclaimed seasons in Edinburgh and
Joining them on stage are the singers, dancers and percussionists of Rhythm Carnival who hail from
the once notoriously violent favela of Candeal, which famously transformed the lives of its young
people through the power of music. Members of Rhythm Carnival have performed with Santana, The
Fugees, Ricky Martin, Sergio Mendes and The Black Eyed Peas.
Where: Festival Theatre, Adelaide
When: 9 to 11 February, 2010
Bookings: 131 246 www.bass.net.au