Wedding song for Rinoceronte and Dalila

Dalila and RInoRinoceronte and Dalila (习枫 Xí Fèng; 杨絮 Yáng Xù) are a very dear couple to Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai. They are a very special pair of individuals, with broad smiles and great sense of humor who bring axé to every training and roda. They are also very committed and hard-working in their purpose of learning capoeira; Dalila had the Highest Training Attendance Rate of the year 2010!

We are specially grateful to them for their help in promoting and explaining capoeira culture to more and more Chinese people. The group has gladly celebrated their love at their wedding ceremony, which has been a really special ocasion to do a capoeira demonstration for all their family and friends. Soneca has prepared a special wedding roda song for them by gathering all the ideas and best wishes from the group Continue reading “Wedding song for Rinoceronte and Dalila”

外滩画报《巴西战舞Capoeira —— 全身有氧新宠》

外滩画报《巴西战舞Capoeira —— 全身有氧新宠》
外滩画报《巴西战舞Capoeira —— 全身有氧新宠》

文/孙杰 编辑/施薇

 

身为龙的传人,你当然知道中国有着名扬天下的“功夫”;但是你知道,远在地球另一端的巴西人民也有着他们自己的“功夫”吗?

What

Capoeira(巴西战舞),或称卡波拉、卡普埃拉、卡波卫勒,是一种16世纪由巴西的非裔移民反抗贵族和奴隶主的斗争衍发出来的介于艺术与武术之间的独特舞蹈。虽然其通常以两人一组的方式伴随音乐起舞这点与一般舞蹈雷同,但是它的动作中结合了大量侧空翻、回旋踢以及倒立等武术动作,被认为有极浓厚的战斗用途。而其源远流长,却因为被蓄奴者下令禁止了将近四百年的时间,直到1930年这种非洲传统艺术才得以被合法地教授及练习。现在我们所见的Capoeira多半已经和House结合成一种新式舞蹈。虽然起源于非洲,但这种舞蹈却融入了相当程度巴西原住民的文化特色,因此被认为是巴西最重要的本土文化象征与国技之一。

When

说到Capoeira的推广,电影及娱乐圈起了不小的推波助澜作用。1993年一部美国电影《王牌至尊(Only the Strong)》让Capoeira和武术演员马克·达卡斯考斯在欧美国家家喻户晓,主题歌《Paranaue》和插曲《Zum Zum Zum》更是一度被Capoeira和南美文化爱好者传唱。

此后,Capoeira元素便频繁出现于好莱坞。抛开功夫片不说,在喜剧《拜见岳父大人2》里,达斯丁·霍夫曼就欲用Capoeira与亲家罗伯特·德尼罗单挑,结果却踢中了儿子本·斯蒂勒的鼻子;莫妮卡·贝鲁奇的丈夫文森·卡塞尔在影片《12罗汉》中也是运用Capoeira巧妙地穿过了移动式防盗红外网,比起当年凯瑟琳·泽塔琼斯在《偷天陷阱》用芭蕾通过固定红外线更多了几分动感和幽默。

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“No Quintal da Minha Casa” Lyrics

Tava no quintal da minha casa
O menino me chamou pra vadiar
Eu no meu joguinho bem manero
Vou jogando bem ligeiro
Como o berimbau mandar

Coro

Tava no quintal da minha casa
O menino me chamou pra vadiar
Eu no meu joguinho bem manero
Vou jogando bem ligeiro
Como o berimbau mandar

Coro

Sua capoeira é ligeira
A minha é devagar

Coro

Sua capoeira é ligeira
A minha é devagar

Coro

Não jogue com tanta agonia
Por que nesta roda
Aqui não vai dar

Coro

Tava no quintal da minha casa
O menino me chamou pra vadiar
Eu no meu joguinho bem manero
Vou jogando bem ligeiro
Como o berimbau mandar