Luciano Porto

Educator and performer Luciano Porto has been teaching music and movement to school children of all ages across Ontario for 15 years. He has been in the roster of Artists in Education with the Ontario Arts Council and through it reached isolated communities in Northern Ontario. Luciano’s teaching style translates across cultural barriers and stimulates curiosity, creativity, focus and tolerance among the most diverse groups. Be ready for an exciting cultural experience that is both authentic and true to the art forms.

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Gain an appreciation of the relationship between Brazilian culture, dance and music; explore traditional Brazilian rhythm/song by hands-on experience of traditional instruments; explore three part musical arrangements of Carnaval music; explore the history and traditions of Carnaval


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French
French Immersion

AVAILABLE ONLINE - School Performance - Destination Brazil

New Program Residency Performance English French Immersion

The music from Brazil is as vibrant as it is diverse. Luciano brings light to some of the origins of Brazil’s vast musical landscape through his repertoire of original songs and traditional rhythms. By interlacing each song with stories that provide artistic and cultural context, Luciano takes the audience on a journey where influences from Africa and Europe merge with Indigenous ones, giving rise to the worldwide known Brazilian music and dance styles. From flutes to strings and percussion to accordion- and throw in some stilts- this is one meaningful cultural celebration not to be missed!

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
500
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
Online: Video On Demand

One performance: 50minutes video + 20 minute online meeting with the artist $270 + HST

Each additional meeting: $60 + HST

Maximum:
500 students for the video
60 participants for the meeting
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School Workshop: Brazilian percussion

Residency Workshop English French

Students will learn traditional Brazilian rhythms and songs by playing different instruments such as shakers, cowbells and drums. They will explore three-part musical arrangements and discover the secrets behind the lively carnival music that permeates all of Brazil's distinctive culture. Students will gain a basic understanding of dances connected with the rhythms and songs as well as the socio-geographic context associated with them.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person only:
One hour session: $215 + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $315 + HST
Full day: four 1 hour sessions $415 + HST
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School Residency: Carnaval Arts

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

The journey to the exciting world of Brazilian Carnaval begins. Drums, movement and colourful costumes collide to create a mobile celebration of freedom and self-expression. In this series of five workshops, students explore dances, costume design, drumming ensemble arrangements and parading skills, culminating in a mini carnival show that could be proudly featured at any school assembly!

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person only:
For one class: (1 hour per day for five days)
$1,000 + HST
For four classes: (4 hours per day for five days)
$2,000 + HST
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