This intriguing hybrid of acrobatics and self-defence captures the imagination and propels Black History from the curriculum to the classroom
What is Capoeira?
Capoeira originated among the African slaves in Brazil in the sixteenth century as a form of self-defence. The deadly potential of Capoeira was hidden from the slave-masters by its dance-like elegance, baffling acrobatics, and the engaging rhythms of its music. For the African slaves, capoeira became a means of affirming strength, self-reliance and self esteem.
How does is work?
Pupils have the opportunity to work over a full day or short taster sessions with our expert
tutors in Capoeira. They will explore the movements, songs, dances and traditional instruments in a melting pot of cultures and celebration of Black History. Students will learn a new and exciting way of
keeping fit, enjoying new music and working together to create a beautiful and powerful performance of Brazilian Capoeira.
Capoeira at a glance
Number of participants:
One hour to one full day
Experience of practising the music, dance, physical education
and visual learning skills required at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4
Key Stages 2, 3 and 4
The Slave Trade, ‘race’, equality, religion, fitness, sports, culture, Black History Month.
Brazilian Singing, Capoeira Movements, Capoeira fitness, Capoeira Music, Berimbau, Agogo, Pandeiro, Atabaque, Brazilian Dance, Street Dance Moves influenced by Capoeira, Capoeira Songs, Capoeira Angola, Capoeira Regional, Acrobatics and Gymnastics.