Camp Ere is a collaboration between BrasArte & the Capoeira Arts Foundation
Ere is an Afro-Brazilian term for the ‘spirit’ or ‘soul’ of children. At Camp Ere direct, hands on experience with Brazilian artforms are designed to energize the spirit of each child. Every camper will participate in a variety of activities that will spark their sense of discovery, creativity and wonder.
The daily program includes the following activities:
-Folkloric and contemporary dance that expresses historical roots and cultural values of distinct regions of Brazil.
-Capoeira, an art form that blends martial arts and dance combining control and flexibility with music singing and community.
-Drumming and instrument making that express regional styles and art forms.
-Costume making including crowns, beaded masks, decorated hats, skirts, fans, baskets, and more.
-Storytelling and visual arts that communicate the history and traditions, and their significance in Brazilian culture today.
-Performance: The last day of each weekly session includes a performance for parents, friends and caregivers.
Campers are provided with a nutritious snack, an inclusive and supportive environment, and an opportunity for individual and group creativity.
Week 1: June 17th-21st- Exploring northeast Brazil
Campers will be learning the popular dances of frevo, Maracatu and ciranda, and the return of the ever popular ‘Bumba meu Boi’!
Week 2: June 24th– 28th Voyages of Bahia
We will visit the Goddess of the sea, Yemanja, as well as doing Maculele, samba de roda and Pxada de Rede.
Week 3: July 8th-12th The Wonders of Rio
Campers will be creating a theme and story as they explore Rio’s Carnaval