Samba de Gafieira, Brazilian Zouk & West Coast Swing - Kadu Pires from São Paulo
Dance Specific TALKS
ARTIST: Kadu Pires COUNTRY: Brazil 🇧🇷 based in Madrid 🇪🇸STYLE: Samba de Gafieira, Brazilian Zouk & West Coast SwingWEBSITE: www.kadularissa.comKadu was born in Sao Paulo where he started his studies in Latin dance. At 18 years old he moved to Rio de Janeiro where he started teaching and performing with Jimmy de Oliveira and Alex de Carvalho dance companies. Kadu Pires met his partner Larissa Thayane as they started dancing together in 2005 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2007 they moved to Australia where they worked at Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance School for 5 years, in 2012 they founded their school called K&L Dance. Since 2007, they spend up to 46 weekends in the year traveling to teach, perform, choreograph and judge at the world’s most important dance events and competitions. They have been instrumental in boosting the popularity of Brazilian Zouk and Samba de Gafieira internationally. Their credits include competition wins and television appearances in Brazil and in Australia where they lived for 10 years, including choreographing for So You Think You Can Dance Australia and judging at the World Latin Dance Cup.🎥 Video interview: Dance Specific TALKSLoving real talks with dancers? Click here 🥰⏯️ Listen at: Spotify, Apple Podcast & Google Podcast !Host: @tzerfuseReleased by: @befitandsensual Background music: @djcombat
On todays episode we have the incredible Mr. Kadu Pires. Born in Brasil. He currently spends his time between Madrid and Los Angeles. He is a World renowned Latin, Brazilian Zouk and Samba de Gafieira, dance teacher, performer, choreographer and judge. In 2012 him and his dance partner founded their school called K&L Dance. 2013 they founded the K&L Dance School in Brisbane In this episode we talk about: - His childhood - What got him into dancing - History of Brazilian Zouk - His life in Australia - Brazilian Zouk Dance Council - 45:00 - Advice to dancers – 48:00 ...: Social Media Links :... https://www.facebook.com/kadupiress https://www.facebook.com/kadupiresZNL/ https://www.facebook.com/KaduandLarissa/ https://www.instagram.com/kaduznl/ https://www.instagram.com/kadupiress/ https://www.instagram.com/kaduandlarissa/
Finally, we managed to nail down Kadu to be on the show! Considering he only found Brazilian Zouk in his early twenties, he has become a huge icon and influencer in the dance scene - known for his incredible partnership with Larissa Thayane and their unique choreography skills and teaching around the world. One of the directors of the Brazilian Zouk Council and a catalyst in growing the scene. We are more than honoured to have him open up to us on this weeks Let's Talk Zouk.
This week’s guests are Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane, touring professional dancers, instructors and choreographers; as well as innovators, leaders and pioneers in the Brazilian dance known as Zouk within Australia.Kadu and Larissa derive from Brazil, where they have a cult following due to their history of competition wins and tv appearances, they moved to Australia where they've featured on 'So You Think You Can Dance' and have led the way with Zouk dancing and culture. In this episode, PranaOn co-founders Sean Fremder and Billy Simmonds chat to Kadu and Larissa about:- Reality and challenges of growing up in Brazil- Larissa’s ballet background- Kadu’s progression from capoeira to dancing - The physical demands of professional dancing and touring- The importance of stretching, training and nutrition for injury prevention and performance Power Plant Radio is proudly brought to you by PranaOn, Australia’s leading plant based nutrition brand. pranaon.com/