The best of Brazilian culture
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music.
It's sometimes referred to as a game between two people. Playing capoeira involves a spontaneous and spectacular exchange of non-contact attacking and defensive movements, where the two players try to create an opportunity to trick, trip or kick their partner. There is no official winner but players and spectators will each decide who played the best game! Come and immerse yourself in Brazilian culture while getting a proper workout and leave with further knowledge on the following fundamentals of Capoeira:
Movement - physical training that develops defending and attacking movements that incorporate acrobatics and dance.
Music - playing percussion instruments and singing Brazilian capoeira songs.
Game strategy - understanding the capoeira game and developing mental strategy, intuition and trickery.
Cultural understanding - knowledge and appreciation of capoeira's history and Afro-Brazilian roots, and an awareness of how capoeira has evolved and exists around the world today.
Itinerary (timings are rough estimates):
10:30 am:: You are asked to come to Point Windsor Leme Palace where you will meet your guide who will take you to the location of the class.
11:00 am: You will get a brief introduction to the history of Capoeira and its cultural importance, the role of the musical instruments, followed by a warm-up, then a demonstration of the moves and techniques (which you will then try) and the “game” to finish off the day.
12:30 pm: Guide will drop you back off at Point Windsor Leme Palace
Group Size: A minimum of 2 pl to book
Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays