This exciting live performance introduces audiences to the history and meaning behind capoeira, a Brazilian cultural art form that beautifully combines dance and music with the acrobatic skills of martial arts. Learn about Brazil’s cultural history and how through the creation, preservation, and use of various art forms, Africans fought against slavery and contributed to social equality and justice in Brazil.
Capoeira started during the slave trade in Brazil, as a way for slaves to practice self-defense without getting caught. They disguised it as a dance by incorporating music and instruments. It was outlawed in Brazil until Mestre Bimba legitimized it. Since then, Capoeira has evolved over the decades. Today it is Brazil’s national sport and is practiced all over the world. It is a rich martial art form that combines dance, acrobatics, culture, music, and community.
Mornings Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; Weekends
For all ages
- 2 chairs
- 1 microphone, preferably with a stand
- Sound system
- Clean floor surface
The Brazilian performers were amazing. They were talented and extremely personable. Throughout their show they invited our children up with them to dance. It was wonderful. Highly recommend them for performances with school-aged children.Administrator, Country Meadows Montessori
Great show, audience participation - appreciate the versatility of grade level engagement!Teacher, LaSalle II Elementary School