The importance of capoeira, a non-violent martial arts alternative, is a concept which holds true value for our young people in today’s troubled times.
Jose Figueroa, SCAN New York, Director, Supportive Children’s Advocacy Network, NY
My class never had a more wonderful educational experience. The children approach the auditorium with such enthusiasm and leave feeling proud of their accomplishments, eager for more.
Ana Henry, Bi-lingual Spanish Teacher, Project Arts, I.S. 109, Queens, NY
Capoeira…a huge success, one of the few dances that involves both boys and girls.
Nina Klyvert, Artistic Director, Harbor Performance Center, NYC
The participation of the audience on stage, as well as the dialogue exchange after the program, gave participants a chance to involve themselves in a wonderful creative process and was a lot of fun for all. We enjoyed it immensely."
Jewel Miguel, Theater General Manager, Riverside Church, NYC
All ages respond to their enthusiasm and expertise, which is presented in a professional manner and is of consistently high quality. I would highly recommend any offering of ABA to any group that desires an adventure of the mind and body through music and movement of various cultures.
Elaine Rhodes, Education manager, Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education, Charlotte, NC
We were most impressed at how well you handled the audience of 380 kindergartners. This program helped to reinforce he multicultural perspectives of our curriculum in a very lively way.
Eunice Pruitt, Ed. D., Principal, Bryant School, Teaneck, NJ
We at the M.O.T.C., a special education school for mentally retarded adolescents, have been most appreciative of your arts and cultural program. Aside from the magnificent and exciting performances, the opportunities for rich learning process through workshops and student performances have been invaluable. Our students developed skills that could help them both in the work place in their private lives.
Lois Sperakis, Program Coordinator, Manhattan Occupational Training Center, NYC
Afro Brazil Arts was uniformly outstanding. Obviously the performers have achieved the rare state of not only being fine artists, but talented educators as well.
Mary Jane Bolin, Ed. D., Executive Administrator, Arts in Ed. Programs, Nassau BOCES, Westbury, NY
I have never had a program that was so well liked by all grades and their teachers.
Linda Wishko, P.T.O., Fawn Hollow Elementary School, Monroe, CT
Your group always entrances audiences with a multi-cultural program that thrills adults and children from all backgrounds.
John Devol, President, Arts Horizons, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Your acts really were amazing and inspiring! I think it was wise of you to talk about respecting others in order to get to your goal or destination.
Nathan Brzozowski, Grade 5, St. Patrick’s School, Bedford Village, NY
The cartwheels, back flips in mid air, spinning on your head and the headstands – all those things were amazing! At lunchtime, everybody was talking about the show. You are great.
Evelyn Barajas, Grade 3, Menlo Park Elementary School, Edison, NJ
Boy did I love that! It was one of the coolest things I have seen. Where can I learn this?
Nestor Thomas, Grade 4, Ox Ridge School, Darien, CT