About Capoeira

Capoeira is a "dance-fight" that developed in the slave quarters of North-Eastern Brazil. As landowners saw many of their slaves dying of "banzo," or boredom and sadness, they began to allow them to dance and practice their religion twice a month. Within the rituals practiced on these days, the slaves created a martial art. Capoeira is known today for combining strong and fluid movement, dynamic use of space, rhythm, and a spirit of "trickiness" and play.

About Fabio

Fabio (Fua) Nascimento, a native of Brazil, graduated from a traditional Brazilian capoeira academy where he studied under the tutelage of Aberré, one of the most recognized capoeira masters. Starting at the age of eight, Fua has trained in capoeira for twenty years and has been performing and teaching throughout Brazil and internationally for the the past twelve years.
What to wear
Loose fitting pants and form-fitting t-shirt or tank top. No shoes necessary.

For Kids, Teens, and Adults of all levels

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with Fabio Nascimento
About the classes

The class will present basic elements of capoeira: ginga and its variations, attacks and defenses, as well as the principle aesthetic movements through which the fight was disguised as dance. Students will work within the various rhythmic and movement traditions of the art form.