Category Archives: AUSTRALIA Dance

Summer Brazilian Masquerade in the Whitsundays

Beautiful one day, Perfect the next!

Bebe & Lambazouk Brazil are bringing all the tropical energy & flavour of Porto Seguro, Brazil to the Whitsundays this Summer:::: an entire weekend on the stunning Long Island, with workshops, parties, sun, beach and good times! Hosted by the awesome and super friendly Latin Madness Mackay crew. Everyone is welcome to join us.
For more info contact Latin Madness Mackay at


Long Island

Brazil Central, October 2013

Bebe and Lambazouk Brazil Dance Company will be featured for the 3rd year at Australia’s biggest professional Brazilian Dance Congress:: BRAZIL CENTRAL. Held in Brisbane, Queensland, it is 3 fun-filled days of dance workshops, parties, food and culture. Bebe will be bringing his 20+ years as a professional dance instructor/performer to the event, representing the Porto Seguro-style of Zouk Lambada (Lambazouk) and also Samba Axe!


4th-6th October 2013
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PhD research in Brazilian Samba de Gafieira

Making a mark on written dance history:

Today Bebe was interviewed by Rachel Pedro (Lecturer in Dance Theory at the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology) as part of her PhD research.

Rachel is currently completing a PhD to demonstrate how globalisation has changed the way in which the Brazilian dance style Samba de Gafieira has been translated in the Australian context since the 1940s. More specificially, her research focuses on the changing politics (ie power relations) of the hybridizing (mixing) process which occurs when a dance style is translated into a new culture.

The PhD results will be published in English, Brazilian Portuguese, and possibly also Spanish in journal articles.


Bebé & Rachel Pedro

Brazilian Lambada/Lambazouk Classes

This week Bebé & Rachel held the very first Intermediate/Advanced Lambazouk class at Metro Arts in Brisbane cbd! (classes now every Monday). Brilliant night, thanks guys! We’re really happy with the friendly group of people & talent & potential in the room — the future of Lambazouk in Australia is right there 😉

Mondays @ Metro Arts, Level 4, 109 Edward St, Brisbane city.
6:00pm Beginner class
7:30pm Intermediate/Advanced class

Bebé & Braz dos Santos in Perth, Western Australia!

Its been a momentous last few days for Lambazouk Brazil (Australia) – BEBÉ !!

On the WEST COAST of Australia, Bebé united with the legend Braz dos Santos to bring the very best of Lambada/Lambazouk (workshops & parties) to Perth for the first time — and what a weekend — Beautiful sunshine, wonderful people, and dancing to tropical zouk music at the beach! Smiles, energy, joy of dance, just like a mini-Porto Seguro Brazil recreated in Perth WA 😉 To the WAZouk team — Tia, John, Amy, Beau — we love what you’re doing with the Scarborough events, you’re doing a great job with everything, we’ll see you again very soon!

Dancing with actress/author Pamela Stephenson

Bebé with Author/Actress/Lambazouk dancer Pamela Stephenson!

We surprised the audience at Pamela’s Brisbane Writers Festival book tour luncheon event at the Hilton with an impromptu Lambazouk dance (11/10/12)! We also performed together with Pamela & Lambazouk Master Braz dos Santos at the book talk event at Judith Wright Centre (12/10/12). So much joy and so many smiles! We love bringing brazilian dance to new people.

Brazil Central Zouk Lambada Congress 2012

We will be at BRAZIL CENTRAL this weekend, 5-7th October, which is the biggest Zouk/Lambada Congress in Australia!

Workshops with Bebé:
Friday — 12:10pm Lambazouk Circular Movements
Saturday — 11:00am Lambazouk High Cambres
Sunday — 12:10pm Samba Axé

Show — Saturday night

Teaching Profile:

FESTA BRASIL (Brazilian Independence Day Party & Workshops) in ADELAIDE

Next month we are heading to Brazil with FESTA BRASIL (Brazilian Independence Day Party) Friday 7 Sep at the Arkaba Hotel! We will be featuring all the amazing flavours of Brazil – Samba, Lambazouk, Capoeira, Batucada & more with authentic Brazilian entertainment – Bebé Genivaldo Moreira DuarteRachel Findlay Moreira DuarteMestrando Tata, Mestre Torpedo & Latino Grooves Danca Brazil! Mark this date in your diary – it’s going to be hot, hot, HOT!

New short courses of LambaZouk & Samba Axe!

You’ve all been asking for it — and finally LAMBAZOUK and SAMBA AXE classes are back on!! Yessss!! It will be a short & happy 6 week course to get you moving to our favourite Brazilian rhythms:

Friday: Studio 2 (Starting 14th July to 17th August)
7:15pm LambaZouk Advanced

Saturday: Studio 1 (Starting 16th June to 7th July)
10:30am Samba Axe
12pm LambaZouk Beginner
1pm LambaZouk Intermediate

Held at Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy, 165 Boundary St, West End

Thanks for your support, everybody! :)))

Samba Axe & Lambazouk at BEMAC Many Cultures One Heart Festival

Pleased to announce that Lambazouk Brazil (Australia) – BEBÉ has been selected to perform at BEMAC MANY CULTURES ONE HEART festival next weekend! BEMAC is Qld’s lead agency dedicated to promoting artists from diverse multicultural backgrounds, and we’re so happy to be sharing the best of Brazil, & particularly energy & joy of BAHIA dance (North-East Brazil) to the people of Brisbane. LAMBADA & AXE, yes!! We’re on at 3pm — see you there 🙂

Saturday 2nd June, 11am-5pm
O’Callaghan Park, 340 Zillmere Road, ZILLMERE