"We want to change the world, one person at a time" Emma Gibbs De Oliveira

 

Emma started Capoeira in the year 2000. Capoeira opened up a new world of travel, friendships and ambition to, one day, make a career of helping others feel the amazing benefits that she did, not only from Capoeira, but the infectious Brazilian culture.

Licio, from Fortaleza, Brazil, had been introduced to Capoeira from an early age. He was driven by the rhythms of Capoeira, which led onto the study of percussion and exposed him to many great artists and cultures from all over Brazil.

In 2008 the paths of Emma and Licio crossed when he was in the UK supporting an event which Emma had organised celebrating Brazilian culture. Licio had been touring, with a show, around Europe when he arrived in England. From their first meeting Emma and Licio knew they shared the same passion for Brazilian culture and the purpose of bringing it to as many people as possible by building a community that could benefit from their years of practice and dedication. Licio's extensive work with social projects in his local favelas in Fortaleza and Emma's drive and organisational skills were a perfect match.

Brazilarte was born in 2012. With the aim to bring the wonders of Brazilian Culture to all ages, cultures and abilities. To build a community that benefits from music, dance, art and movement based activities, that promote good physical and mental health.

The Brazilarte Method has been used in social projects for children and adults, institutions and  corporations, festivals and professional performances.

The Brazilarte Method, is more than an activity, its a lifestyle that creates new opportunities, builds skills and educates through healthy choices.


 
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The Brazilarte Method, is more than an activity, its a lifestyle that creates new opportunities, builds skills and educates through healthy choices.