Project Description

Capoeira with Mestre Sérgio Xocolate & Suzanne Roberts Smith

Photo by Dahlia Katz

From Pernambuco to TKaronto: a cultural movement & musical voyage! – Virtual or In-Person Workshop

Join Mestre Sérgio Xocolate for an authentic Capoeira workshop, featuring rich traditional movements, music, songs, dance, drumming and important stories of cultural expression and preservation from the North East of Brasil. An additional original Body Percussion sequence will also be explored and students will have the chance to celebrate their learnings through spotlighting individual or group solos as desired. Suzanne Roberts Smith provides facilitation in English and/or French as well as movement & percussion accompaniment.

Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Brazilian history (music and dance focus)

Afro-Indigenous education

Diversity and inclusion

Cross Curricular Connections

French Education

Teacher Resources

Booking Details

School Virtual Workshop Fee: $610 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Format: live workshop

School In-Person Workshop Fee: $975 + HST
Audience Size: 300

Live performances are available for larger groups, contact us for details!

Grades: K-12
Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish (any bilingual or trilingual combination)

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Berimbau Demonstration

About Mestre Sérgio Xocolate & Suzanne Roberts Smith

Performance duo, and married couple, Mestre Sérgio Xocolate & Suzanne Roberts Smith were brought together by the power of percussion from Pernambuco Brazil. Mestre Sérgio is a Master of Capoeira, award winning Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Recording Artist & Cultural Ambassador of Indigenous & Afro Brazilian traditional music and performing arts from the North East of Brazil. Suzanne is a critically acclaimed actor, director, physical theatre performer, artist educator, and percussionista. Together they speak five languages.