All Saints’ students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with special performance

(Submitted photo)

Axé Capoeira Arizona performing at All Saints. (Submitted photo)

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the All Saints’ Episcopal Day School committee for inclusion and multicultural education welcomed Axé Capoeira Arizona to campus on Friday, Sept. 18.

Students in both the lower and middle schools had the opportunity to attend this special presentation, according to a press release.

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music, and dance. Axé Capoeira of Arizona is well-known for sharing the cultural richness of capoeira, and sharing a positive message of respect, diversity, and community, stated the release.

The performance included capoeira solos and/or duplas (pairs) done within a capoeira roda (ring) which delighted the audience with their dazzling movements.

 Axé Capoeira Arizona performing at All Saints. (Submitted photo)

Axé Capoeira Arizona performing at All Saints. (Submitted photo)

“Experiencing various art forms the students of All Saints’ may not be familiar with broadens their knowledge of the world,” stated All Saints’ religion teacher and member of CIMCE, Jennifer Sprague, in the release. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time not only to showcase the capoeira style of dance, but to take the opportunity to learn the history and culture of Brazil and South America.”

Grupo Axé Capoeira Arizona has conducted countless workshops, performances, and residency programs for Arizona elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, corporations, sport teams, churches and charity organizations.

For more information on Axe Capoeira visit www.axecapoeira-az.com. For more information on All Saints visit www.aseds.org.

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