PEX SUMMER FESTIVAL

June 30 - July 3, 2017 DARLINGTON, MD

an experiment in self expression
through music and the arts

Lineup :: Workshops :: Capoeira - The Art of Freedom


Capoeira - The Art of Freedom

Capoeira Cultural Center

Description

Capoeira is an art form that defies description. It is a fight, a dance, a game. It is creativity, intuition, grace, strength, history and tradition. To understand the movement, music, and magnetism of Capoeira, we must explore the art's fascinating tradition and mysterious history. Capoeira is a story of triumph and freedom, and this course will tell this story.

In this class you will learn kicks, escapes and sequences of movements that strengthen the connection between mind and body. We will explore the rich history of Capoeira, the diverse culture of Brazil, and the celebratory expression of Brazilian music. You will learn words in Portuguese, stretches that help loosen and limber up the body, movements that bring out your self-expression, and you’ll also learn your way around musical instruments.

Whether you come to stretch, to kick, to dance, or to just be, you are welcome to play Capoeira! The art form has a tendency to uplift and unite, and there will be plenty to do even for those who are not able to physically perform due to ailments or during recovery from surgery.

Bio

The Capoeira A1:F77 Center (CCC) is dedicated to representing Capoeira in its freeing, inspiring, welcoming, and strategic form. The instructors of CCC teach classes and perform Capoeira demonstrations in the Tri-State area to promote self-expression and open people's perspectives to their own magnificent potential.