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Nego Gato Afro Brazilian Music & Dance
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Phone:        239-593-4523
Email:         contactus@negogato.org
Web:           www.negogato.org

Services Available:  Single Student Workshop, Single Performance, Series or Residency

Description of Services

Nego Gato Afro Brazilian Music and Dance Assembly Program Workshops in Capoeira and Traditional African Brazilian Music/Dance
The Nego Gato African Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble brings to their audiences the living history of Africans brought to Brazil during the period of the slave trade through the music and dance that has survived for over 500 years. The mission of the Company is to empower and enrich the world community through performance, and education in African Brazilian arts of music, dance and Capoeira, a form of martial art/dance. The director of the Company, Jose Sena grew up immersed in the sounds of Carnival, Candomble Spirituality and the street music of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Join us in taking a trip and experience the authenticity of the energy, vibrancy and magic of Brazil.

Goals: 

PERFORMANCES:  The Nego Gato African Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble brings to their audiences the living history of Africans brought to Brazil during the period of the slave trade through the music and dance that has survived for over 500 years. The mission of the Company is to empower and enrich the world community through performance, and education in African Brazilian arts of music, dance and Capoeira, a form of martial art/dance. The students are introduced to a historical existing culture and how music and dance have survived and influenced this culture and words like slavery and colonialism come alive through the experience.

WORKSHOPS:  We conduct workshops in Capoeira, Percussion and African Brazilian Dance. We introduce the students to how traditional music and dance are an important influence in cultures of the world and how through the music and dance a historical reference has been preserved. Our programs provide high energy activities, accommodate students with different learning capabilities, as well as, offer an alternative to drug use, and gang activity, fostering the development of a healthy body and mind. A fundamental component in achieving our mission is assisting students to develop a more positive relationship and association with their cultural heritage.

Educational goals:

PERFORMANCES:  Throughout the performance, students are given the history and cultural significance of the dance and music that they are viewing. The Capoeira performance has a rich cultural history is the rebellion against the oppression of slavery and its survival as important part its current popularity in Brazil and the world.

WORKSHOPS/RESIDENCIES:  Our workshops are participatory.

Capoeira - a martial art / dance. Basic movements are taught with their accompanying names in Portuguese. There are songs and music that accompanies the movements and the student are taught basic rhythms. We trace its historical origins back to Africa, its migration to Brazil during the time of the slave trade and its current popularity as the second most popular sport there today. The longer the residency the greater the vocabulary of movement.

Percussion· Students are introduced to the culture of African in Brazil through the music and its percussion and drum corps. Through hands on experience in learning these rhythms they will become familiar with a culture different than their own and will enhance their appreciation and understanding of complex rhythms.

Dance - Students are taught the traditional dances brought to Brazil by Africans and that have survived through their spiritual and street dance. There is a warm up to get them familiar with moving their body in a new form followed by choreography.

Indicators of progress:

Nego Gato will consider the project a success if we can provide students with a vehicle for a healthy lifestyle and use artistic capabilities as an alternative to at risk behavior, increase community youth interest in the allied arts of Capoeira, African Brazilian Dance and Percussion and improve their artistic skills in the fields of music, dance and any form of physical education.

Assessment methods: 

PERFORMANCES:  We provide a question and answer period near the termination of the program to assess their understanding of what was presented.

WORKSHOPS/RESIDENCIES:  A study guide is provided for the students that include vocabulary, history, and geography of the arts they are learning. They are questioned periodically throughout the workshops to assess their understanding of what they are learning. Assessment is also based on their coordination and understanding in executing the movements and rhythms they have been taught.

 

Grade Level:

3-12th

Number of Participants:

Max. 30

Duration:

5 workshops per day at 45 minutes-1 hour per workshop over 6-10 weeks

Audience/Environment:

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Standards:

SS.G.1.3, SS.G.4.4, SS.G.4, SS.A.1.7, SS.G.4.1, SS.G.4.4, SS.H.1.1, SS.H.1.4, SS.W.4.14, DA.C.1.1, DA.C.1.1.1, DA.C.1.1.2, DA.C.1.1.3, DA.E.1.1, DA.C.1.2.2, DA.C.1.2.3, MU.C.1.1, MU.C.1.1, MU.C.1.2, MU.C.1.3, MU.E.1.4, PE.M.1.9, PE.4.M.1.10, PE.C.1.2, PE.C.1.5, PE.C.1.6, PE.L.1.7, PE.L.1.3, PE.R.1.2, PE.R.1.5, PE.C.1.18, PE.C.1.20, PE.L.1.2, PE.M.1.9, PE.R.1.3, PE.R.1.2, PE.M.1.7, PE.M.1.9, PE.M.1.15, PE.M.1.19, PE.M.1.26, PE.M.1.30, PE.M.1.7, PE.C.1.5, PE.C.1.6, PE.C.1.20, PE.R.1.2, PE.R.1.3, PE.R.1.4

Fees:

$800 per assembly performance / $150 per hour per workshop / $350 per artist for a day of workshops.

Disciplines:

Martial Arts, Dance, Music

Contact:

Phone:        239-593-4523
Email:         contactus@negogato.org
Web:           www.negogato.org

 

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