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2012/12/08 - Capoeira Workshop - Saturday, December 8, 2012

posted Nov 22, 2012, 10:52 AM by Anton Dubov   [ updated May 30, 2013, 8:17 AM ]
Capoeira is an art form which can be described in many ways. It 
encompasses Afro-Brazilian culture, art, music, language, and movement into one cohesive whole. The result is at once beautiful yet dangerous, smooth yet powerful.

At its purest level, Capoeira simply becomes a conversation between two bodies in motion, and at this level it truly becomes a sight to behold. The music controls the focus of the game, and from the music the movements of Capoeira flow. The berimbau leads the "roda" (circle) and dictates the type of "jogo" (game) that the two "capoeiristas" (people who play capoeira) must play. They, and everyone else playing in the roda must essentially follow the rhythm of the berimbau.
The 'jogo' is played inside the roda with the instruments positioned 
at the top. The musicians and instruments are the focal point of the roda and all play begins from the area in front of the musicians.

During this workshop all participants will learn about basic moves, rythms and songs.  In the end we will be able to see a performance by the instructors.

What to wear: comfortable and breathable pants (no shorts or jeans please) and t-shirt / top.

More info is available at: Axé Capoeira Toronto

Axé Capoeira Toronto

Date:Saturday, December 8, 2012    
Workshop begins at 10:00am SHARP
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early
Axé Capoeira Toronto 
1069 St. Clair Ave W. 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON - M6E 1A6
(Need directions? Click here)

Parking down the streets from St. Clair is free
Space is limited
Sign-Up early to avoid disappointment!
Registration fee:
$5.00 for ASME Members
$10.00 for Non-Members
(money will be collected at the door)

There will be a waiver that everyone fills out.

There will be no contact during this workshop. 
A warm up will also be done, to help avoid any type of injury.

For more information or questions, please contact Matthew Sidon at

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