“Brazilian acrobat Eclilson De Jesus took his body-space perception to the limit, twirling spears and kicking his feet within inches of front-row viewers, physically portraying how enslaved people used to practise martial arts in the fields, unbeknownst to their masters.” by Kevin Dunn, The Georgia Straight
“Describing the capoeira as a fusion of kick-boxing, break-dancing and the samba would give you no idea of its grace or of its power. With lashing kicks, spins and continuous rolling cartwheels, the dance involves the body’s spinning a carapace of movement around itself, or enclosing itself in spherical blur of vector lines.” by Lloyd Dykk, The Vancouver Sun
“Dancers demonstrate ‘NINJA’ moves”. “The students asked about the backflips, flying kicks and other ‘ninja moves’, the performers were doing as part of one of the traditional dances AchÃ© Brasil specializes in.” by Gregg Chamberlain, Times Review – Revelstoke, BC.
“Dance is a fine art, but don’t imagine that means striking graceful poses in a lot of flowing draperies to a background of tinkling music. It can mean muscle-cracking contortions to the beat of drums and a speed that turns feet into weapons. Excellence is inspiring, and these Brazilians are undoubtedly masters of their craft.” by Constance Rulka – The Squamish Chief
“The performers who also play the congas and berimbau (a bambo and wire bow-shaped instrument), couldn’t seem to perform enough for Monday’s audience, even in a hot tent that had them dripping with sweat” by Lloyd Dykk, The Vancouver Sun
“In another break, Capoeira dancers, a style of dance developed in Brazil based on martial art, tore up the air as they twisted their bodies to the music while defying gravity.” by Virginia Leeming – The Vancouver Sun
“Capoeira is a spectacular Afro-Brazilian dance form, derived from martial arts, that combines the power of kickboxing with the energy of break dancing and the grace of gymnastics.” by Tony Montague – The Georgia Straight