Capoeira

January 23rd and 30th for ages 12 - 100 years old @ 2:30 pm for one hour and a half each day. Join us for this amazing art form with a special guest, Joao Bordallo. Capoeira is a martial art/dance/fight that originated in Brazil over 400 years ago. Brought to Brazilian plantations by African slaves, it emerged out of traditional movements and musical rhythms. Symbolic of liberation and freedom,Capoeira has become an integral part of Brazilian culture.It is played by people of all ages and is gaining in popularityaround the world. Capoeira is played by smallgroups in rodas (circles). In the center of the roda two peopleplay together. One starts by asking a question in the formof a movement and their partner answers with a response movement. A constant flow is created between the players in harmony with the music being played and sung. The movements and pace of each game are guided by the rhythms of a one-stringed instrument called the berimbau. It is accompanied by a pandeiro(tambourine), agogo(cow bell), reco reco (bamboo scraper), and traditional Folk Songs of Afro-Brazilian culture.

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  • Anjali

    Capoeira is not yoga, but it is a very fun form of movement and this is a great opportunity to study with a master. He will explain and make it accessible to all. And this event is taking place at a great yoga studio. Anyone interested in signing up for yoga classes at Baltimore Yoga Village after attending the January 23rd Capoeira workshop, can receive a 5,10, or 20 class pass to the yoga center for 15% off. Just talk to me after the class.

    January 18, 2010

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