Brazilian Body Music with Charles Raszl

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Sat 26/03 & Sun 27/03; 10 – 13h each day

Contribution:  85,- two days, 45,- one day


Location: Tanz*Hotel, Zirkusgasse, 1020

Through body music we will explore different Brazilian rhythms (such as samba, baião, ijexá, capoeira, coco, caboclinho / perré, tambor de mina), musical composition exercises, choreographic improvisation and vocal arrangements.

We will fuse singing and movements from the world of Brazilian gestural dance with body percussion techniques and Lear about creative and socio-cultural ideas. You will get to know some aspects of Brazilian popular culture and its encounter with other cultural manifestations. 

What you learn in this course may have a pedagogical application or can be used as a tool for performance creation.

Participants will thus be inspired through an approach in which the body is at the same time a percussive, melodic and harmonic tool that dances and tells individual and collective stories.

The seminar is aimed at musicians, dancers, capoeiristas, teachers of music, dance and theater who wish to expand their pedagogical repertoire and to all those who are interested in approaching this stimulating discipline.


Charles Raszl is guitarist, conductor, performer, arranger, composer, art educator and musical and theatrical director. He graduated from the Federal University of São Carlos in Music Education.

After completing the Classical Conservatory of Guitar, he joins the vocal group of the University of Sao Paulo, where he meets Fernando Barba, founder of Barbatuques, a reference group for body percussion in Brazil of which Charles is still a member today.

He moves to Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Brazil through various Body Music festivals (such as the IBMF-International Body Music Festival, PDF / France / Paris, MC Uruguay Festival and Body Rhythm Festival of Hamburg) bringing his teaching , the result of research into traditional Brazilian body music and dance techniques. 


Anita Gritsch

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