Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that brings together elements of self-defense, acrobatics, music and dance. It is played as a game, during which two players engage with each other inside a circle formed by other players who sing, clap and play instruments.
Capoeira was created in the 16th century by indigenous and African slaves. They disguised their martial art as a dance (with its own songs and instruments) so that they would be allowed to train Capoeira and use it to regain their freedom. Capoeira was recently recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Capoeira is accessible to children and adults of all ages, and to boys and girls, men and women. It is a great way to stay fit and have fun while learning an ancestral tradition that brings all kinds of people together to celebrate
Mestre Maxuel started playing Capoeira when he was five years old in his native village of Arraial d’Ajuda, in the Brazilian state of Bahia where Capoeira originated. He has hundreds of students across France, Chile and the USA, runs his own studio in Paris (France), has taught classes and workshops all over the world and represented the global Capoeira community onstage at the UNESCO headquarters last year, when Capoeira was voted an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. For him, Capoeira is a mode of expression, a life philosophy, and a way to give back to society.
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Monday, 29 May, 2017
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Cost:$15/Class or $100 for 10 Class Card
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