During the holidays (and related working weekends) the schedule will be as follow:
Saturday 27th: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Sunday 28th: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Monday 29th: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday CLASSES ARE CANCELLED
From Thursday May 2nd back to regular schedule, i.e. 8:10pm-9:40pm
Maybe you already know about cheap berimbau bags in Shanghai, and here is updated information about it from our camara Birdie.
The address is 56 Lanxi Lu, not 55 Lanxi Lu, and the vendor number is 50.
There’s actually a better and faster way to get to the vendor: get out at FengQiaoLu (枫桥路) station on line 11, exit 3. Once outside, walk a few meters to the right on CaoYangLu and the market will be on your right hand side (takes 1-2 minutes). The #50 vendor will be on the right-hand side column and is one of the first vendors to appear from this entrance.
The ayi’s surname is Yu 俞, so call her “Yu Ayi” The phone number listed on the webpage is her home phone but it’s missing a “6″, it should be: 62160696. She has a cell phone now: 13564973872. She doesn’t speak any English so if someone wants to order a bag in English, they can e-mail her friend (who knows some English) at: zhanlin_Cindy@hotmail.com
Her vendor opens around 9am and closes at 5pm.
Oh, and the bag’s price is increased to 30 rmb. Depending on the type of material and layers, the cost could be more. I asked for many layers and various fabrics, so mine was 55 rmb.
“Rumbling with rhythm and rhyme“, By Christian Lindberg.
Source: Global Times, November 19th 2010.
While kung fu can turn someone into a lethal weapon, it probably won’t do much for their dance moves. Fortunately for those hoping to add some swing to their self-defence there is the latest cultural export to explode out of Brazil: the indigenous martial art known as Capoeira. At a gym near Zhongshan Park you can find Capoeiristas practicing this acrobatic martial art. Every Saturday the doors of the gym are open to those who want to give this unique sport which combines music, dancing and self-defense a try. Currently there are around 40 men and women from all over the world taking part in Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai.
Thank you so much to be with me and appear in such a right moment of my life in China. Capoeira is like life philosophy which actually doesnt teach you what to do but leads you somehow into a right way.
And even though we dont know what is right or wrong way capoeira let me and us enjoy every moment with music and rhytm.
Answering on our dear contra mestre Cipo’s question what capoeira is for me us, I can say that its all about people and beautiful spirit. So, thanks to all people of our group, they supported me so much. Special appreciation our personal italian capoeira teacher Diego and capoeira guru Mandinga Cipo!
Enjoy of massive batizado week!!!
每次BATIZATO之前，大当家都会请一些contra mestre来上海给我们集训一下，这次是墨西哥的CIPO老师，老师会和我们讲很多capoeira的故事和为什么要做这个动作，这些动作名字的由来，感觉就像是capoeira的文化课，所以对我们这些不是特别了解capoeira历史的学生来说能够更多的了解capoeira还是很开心的，特别现在上海本地的学生越来越多了，也是很好的趋势啊，大家OPA OPA
Kunshan capoeira trip. Should be at 9am, but train had not been waiting for me.
Even though it started later for me, I did not miss the main thing – RODA.
Special roda. Our strong team of capoeira beginners got the light green belts.
Open air, smell of green grass and genius capoeristas made this trip very cool.
The pictures from our trip to Kunshan are online, please check here →
Congratulations to Dalila, Gata, Matrioshka, Falcão and Rino for their new Cordão.