Workshops & Performances
Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira conducts interactive capoeira performances and workshops based on African influenced rhythms
and dances originating Brazil. We are performing artists who design programs to suit the needs of the audience and venue
Brazil is a region known for customs embedded in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The performance group
executes works from Afro-Brazilian Folkloric Dances such as Capoeira, Maculele, and Samba. All featured skits are accompanied
by live percussion and traditional instruments and passports to an exciting and engaging performance.
The diverse group of musicians, vocalists, acrobatic dancers adorned in elaborate and simple costumes conduct lectures,
workshops, residencies and demonstrations of the African rooted culture of Brazil in the craving for and overcome of oppression
of human rights. It features a performance of Capoeira, an Afro Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music and acrobatics.
Maculele is a dance with sticks, sometimes performed with machetes or even fire. Maculele originated in the sugar-cane
plantation where the slaves, who used to practice the dance to relieve their anger against slavery. The slaves used sticks and
machetes to rebel against the slave masters punishment, and practiced Maculele in preparation for the rebellion.
Samba is a traditional Afro-Brazilian dance that has been associated with Capoeira for many years. Samba is a secular dance
found throughout Brazil today. Samba is a very playful, sensual and flirtatious dance. Samba, known as Brazil’s national rhythm,
its prime symbol of cultural nationalism.
Base fee is $1200 for 30-45 minute Capoeira Performance. Performances can be made to suit the venue and audience’s needs.
Workshops are available for private classes, groups, families, and special needs classes. Additional time for workshops are
available at cost upon request Additional instructors are required for groups larger than 20 and all special needs classes
Residencies, series of workshops, are available. (Normally, multiples of packages of 5 classes.)
Artist In Residence
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Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art of movement, music and song. It is a game between two players in a circle of singers and
CAPOEIRA: EDUCATION THROUGH PLAY
Capoeira encourages self-expression through movement, music, strategic thinking and structured play.
CAPOEIRA PROGRAM RESIDENCIES
K – 12 school day
After school programs
Special needs programs
Residency consists of 6 to 20 interactive sessions
Satisfies Core Curriculum Content Standards
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