Course with Carlinhos Batá

Classroom classes will only take place live with participants at the tanzhaus. Should it no longer be possible to continue the face-to-face classes due to pandemic restrictions, the remaining dates would be cancelled.

Samba is a dance and music culture from Brasil, that got heavily shaped by African influences. It gained worldwide popularity thanks to the carnival in Rio. Typical for Samba dancing are isolations and polycentric use of individual body parts, especially the hips. In his classes, Carlinhos teached the basics of Samba de Roda, Samba Duro, Samba de Avenida and Samba de Caboclo complemented with other modern or traditional variations. But the most important thing for him is the feeling, which includes humans’ liveliness with all its emotions between happiness and grief. 

Portrait of Carlinhos Batá

Carlinhos Batá

Carlinhos Batá, born ins São Paulo, started his dancing career with the company Batá Koto. Since 1999, he lives and works as an artist in Europe. Together with Marcelo Nascimento and Sergio Saira, he brought the much vaunted Brazilian way of life and the sambo boom to Düsseldorf. In 2009, he finished his dance pedagogy training at the German Institute for Dance Pedagogy (DIT) and also completed a degree in dance culture V.I.E.W. (mediation, staging, evaluation and knowledge) at the Sporthochschule Cologne. Since then, he has been involved in numerous projects at schools and cultural institutions conceptually as well as in the implementation with a focus on inclusion. Carlinhos teaching is in high demand, as his classes are characterized by his great dedication for the dance and music of Brazil.