Mãe Africa, Mother Africa, colored by Noam (7). The origins of Capoeira go back to Africa. Slaves brought their culture with them to Brazil, and used Capoeira in their struggle for liberation.
Roda on the Plaza with mestre Avestruz, May 2018
We have been using the times of Covid to connect with other capoeiristas around the world, providing new insights and opportunities for our students in Santa Fe and for our teachers. Below is the poster from a summer program workshop put together by Juan Acevedo in the month of June.
Since the beginning of April we have been conducting our classes through Zoom online, including the kids class. Here we do movements taking animal puppets as inspirations, practice songs, and now also have a great coloring book to spend time with. As things are slowly starting to open up again, so will we!
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to grow capoeira in Santa Fe, go and do outreach in the schools, start social programs, produce dance and music presentations, offer physical trainings, and invigorate the exchange with Brazil. We are supported in part by an award from New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. A big thank you to the folks at the Round House!
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