Body Drum and Percussion and Dance workshops with Paulinho

Originally from Salvador, Brazil, Paulinho has been involved with music and dance since the age of 7. His love for drumming has taken him all over the world for nearly 30 years. At the age of 18 he became a member of Dance Brazil, a music and dance company where American and Brazilian dancers collaborate together. With Dance Brazil he toured in the United States where he settled for many years to come.

Working with many talented musicians and dancers in New York, he eventually joined the world renowned Stomp in 1997 in which he performed for 7 years. Touring mainly in America and Europe, he shared his passion for music and dance with thousands of people. Paulinho continues to inspire people with his love for drumming and has been teaching body drum and percussion workshops for over 2 decades to children and adults of all ages.

Sunday 31st March 2013:
11am – 1pm belly dance workshop with live percussion by Paulinho
Hilde Cannoodt and Paulinho join forces in this fun belly dance workshop with live percussion. We will learn a series of new isolation combo’s, shimmy drills and travelling sequences, working towards a percussive choreography danced to the beat of the drum.

1.30pmm – 3.30pm: Body Drum workshop with Paulinho
In this workshop we will use the body as percussive tool. We will start with a vigorous warm up followed by a number of different body drum techniques and eventually working towards longer sequences. Towards the end of the class we will experiment with how we can apply these techniques into a performance.

4 – 6pm ‘found objects’ percussion workshop
In this workshop we will explore how you can create music with any object. First we will start different techniques with the objects instruments brought to class by the students, leading to working together in group to work together on a piece of music. We will also incorporate the body as a percussive tool.

What to bring:

  • Athletic attire and indoor trainers (for both body drum and found objects workshop)
  • Packed lunch and plenty of water
  • ‘found objects’ for the last workshops. This can include percussion instruments as well as everyday tools. You can be really creative with this: bubble wrap, .. try and bring more than one object!

£ 25 per workshop or £ 60 for all 3 workshops
book here:

The Dance Station
UNIT 4, 57, North Street, PORTSLADE, BN41 1DH

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