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Workshops

With her vast knowledge of Brazilian dances and ability to bring both her skill and enthusiasm to her students, Paula is very appreciated as a pedagogue. She has been teaching samba and other Brazilian dance techniques for both professionals and amateurs since 1994, especially in Sweden but also abroad.

The following workshops can be booked, please contact us for further information and prices. The level of the workshop is adapted to the conditions of the participants.

Orixa Dance Movement
Orixa Dance Movement

The gods of the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religion are called Orixás. Dance, drums and song are the basic elements in its religious ceremonies. In the Terreiro, the holy place where such ceremonies take place, the initiated dance for the gods and according to belief, the gods enter and dance through the bodies of the initiates. These […]

Silvestre technique
Silvestre technique

Silvestre Technique is a modern dance technique. The foundations of the Silvestre Technique are found in the gestures and mythology of the dances of the Orixa. These are connected with the four elements of nature; the chakras; and the three triangles of the body (red is the roots, purple is visualization, and yellow is projection). […]

Afro Brazilian dance
Afro Brazilian dance

Afro-Brazilian dance is a collective term for all the dances that have appeared in Brazil under the influence of African culture. They include not only Dança dos Orixás, but also Brazilian street and carnival dances such as samba-reggae, axé, maracatu from Pernambuco and present-day Afro-Brazilian dances. All of these dance forms share a strong relationship […]

Samba
Samba

Samba is by far the most famous Brazilian dance. The dance is characterized by rapid foot movements, swinging hips and supple shoulder movements. Samba is a playful dance in which an individual’s creativity and ear are exercised. The samba dancers at the performance all wear glittering, colourful costumes and high-heeled shoes that highlight the rapid […]


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