An Approach to Movement Through Capoeira, hosted by Patricia Toh

This class is part of The School of Uncommon Knowledge

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the movement and musical aspects of capoeira. Pat will use capoeira as a tool to develop movement, rhythm, communication and improvisation skills. Through the game of action-reaction, this workshop hopes to promote the sense of play and fun. These aspects will be useful to actors, dancers and dance/drama educators.

The first session will serve as an introduction to capoeira and look at the dimensions of movement within it. The second session will focus on exploring transitions between movements and interaction between partners.

Please note that participants are expected to attend both sessions.

About Patricia Toh

Pat Toh is a performer, performance maker and drama teacher. Her artistic interest lies in working on, with and about the body through daily activities like walking as well as through sports such as capoeira and boxing. A Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship recipient, she graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (Australia). One of her works “Pretty Things” was nominated for “Production of the Year”, “Best Director”and “Best Ensemble” for the Life Theatre Awards (2012). Recently she has completed her MA (Masters of Arts) studies at National Institute of Education (Singapore) where she created an ethnographic performance on the subjectivities of teaching artists in Singapore schools.


All classes in A Home for the Arts run on barter. When registering please select one (or more) of the following that you would like to give in exchange for the class.

  • Participants' sweat (generated through participating in the workshop)
  • A piece of fruit

Saturday, 26 November 2016
& Sunday, 27 November 2016

12pm - 2pm

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