Check out what some of the media and other organizations have said about our past performances and shows.
Axé Capoeira visits Confederation Park Elementary
“All Confederation Park students worked with Axe Capoeira in a 2 week artist in residency. The program provided the students with opportunities to explore Brazilian music, dance, culture, history, acrobatics, and capoeira moves.”
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Vancouver City Hall grooves to Black History Month beats
“Axé Capoeira ended the event with a bang—literally. Performers not only pounded out infectious beats with drums but also thrilled the audience with their acrobatic skills.”
Vancouver Sun, Mixed martial arts a real workout
“And at the professional level, that association seems reasonable. After all, as rising MMA star and teacher Marcus Aurelio of Grupo Axe Capoeira explains, the sport originally developed out of Brazilian combat events called Vale Tudo, a Portuguese phrase that translates to ‘anything goes.’”
Vancouver Sun, Zumba: Dance away the calories
“According to Tammy Gagne, Zumba instructor at Grupo Axé Capoeira in Vancouver, Zumba is a party that lies ‘somewhere between a fitness class and a dance class.’”
Vancouver Sun, Empowered Health
“Steeped in history and now growing in popularity in the 21st century, capoeira combines a variety of artistic and physical disciplines into an engaging, rigorous activity unlike any other.”
FEAT Canada 2.0
“The night began with a Capoeira act put on by Axe Capoeira Vancouver. Julie Ali and her team of 15 astounded the audience with their acrobatics and agility. From the 4 or 5 year old boy whose solo effort made the audience smile to the lightning fast legs of the older performers whose action made the crowd gasp, the entire performance had everyone in the building feeling inspired. And that’s how the night began…”
2011 Wickenheiser International Women’s Hockey Festival
“This year, Ceilidh and her organizing committee came up with some great entertainment. First up was Axe Capoeira; and they put on a brilliant performance; Capoeira is an art form from Brazil that combines music, martial arts, sports in an awe inspiring way. Axe Capoeira had the audience clapping and moving to the music, it’s an amazing performance to see live.”
The 8th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
The Axé Capoeira academy hosted an open house for the city of Downtown Vancouver.
Grupo Axé Capoeira Comes to NESS
“Students from the valley welcomed the dance group with enthusiasm. Although an hour long, the performance passed with the blink of an eye. Spectators agreed that the group could easily have performed for the rest of the morning.”
Ready to Ataque!
“Group brings a dazzling combination of dance, acrobatics and martial arts.”