Capoeira - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
14 Jan - 31 Mar
PLEASE NOTE: We have taken the difficult decision to postpone all Mountview Adult Evening Classes until further notice. The class will therefore not take place.
Capoeira is a martial art originating from African slaves. Imported to Brazil and forced into labour, the slaves were allowed to practice their religious traditions and rituals. Wanting to rebel, the slaves developed a form of combat which they masked as a dance. This combat artform in time allowed the slaves to escape.
Today Capoeira is practiced in pairs within a circle of people (la roda) who can take turns to enter the circle and take part. A collection of traditional capoeira instruments complete the circle. Traditionally there is no winner or loser and the two participants take turns until the roda finishes.
Taught by Monitor Adriano Oliveira – Capoeira Sul Da Bahia, all levels are welcome to learn and practice this dynamic combat/dance/artform.