Article about Capoeira in “Super City” magazine

Article about Capoeira in "Super City" magazine

Japanese magazine “Super City”, July 1st Issue [Wushu in Shanghai]

Brazilian Wushu – Capoeira

Capoeira is Brazilian Martial Art and it is quiet-boom but definitely getting more attentions these days in Japan. It is said that Capoeira was invented by black slaves and they tried to pretend like they were dancing so that the guard didn’t notice that they were actually exercising. With those background, capoeira established current style which has music instrument and singing and the movement is just like dancing. You also can experience Capoeira in Shanghai. Let’s see what we experienced with Capoeira in this issue.

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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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Press about us: “Rumbling with rhythm and rhyme”, Global Times

Global Times Newspaper LogoRumbling 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.

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7th Annual CDO International Capoeira Conference Champaign, IL

We cordially invite you to attend the 7th Annual CDO International Capoeira Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, April 1st-5th, 2009. Presented by Contra-Mestre Denis and Mestre Suassuna in association with the Cordão de Ouro Capoeira Club at UIUC. Great Mestres, Contra-mestres and Capoeira instructors will join us for a weekend of workshops, dance, music, and lots of fun.

We are very excited to confirm the presence of Mestre Suassuna in our event as well as the great masters and professors that will be attending our event. Last year over 100 students came from all over the country to take part of our Batizado and it was a success If you’ve been to our batizados before, we’d love to see you back, and if you haven’t, you can’t miss this opportunity.

Information on the Batizado along with registration forms are posted on the website.

Hope to see you there,
Contra-Mestre Denis

EBC Philippines batizado 2009

EBC Philippines batizado 2009
EBC Philippines batizado 2009

Escola Brasileira de Capoeira Philippines (EBC Philippines) will be having it’s 6th Batizado and Troca de Cordas on February 13, 2009.

Workshops will be on February 9 & 11 at 7:00PM to 10:00PM at the Xavier School Badminton Courts and on February 12 at the Rockwell Tent. We’ll be having Mestres from Brazil and Singapore and Professors, Instrutores and Formados from Brazil, France, Malaysia and Indonesia!!

We’ll also be having the 2009 EBC Campeonato de Ladainhas (EBC Idol) on February 10 at the Manila Polo Club.

We’ll be capping off the week with a whole day filled with even MORE workshops (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Brasilian Portuguese for beginners, Capoeira, Samba) free for those joining the Batizado and with the Filipino celebration of the CARNAVAL!! FREE to the public – also at the Rockwell Tent.

If anyone’s passing Manila, you’re more than welcome to join in the festivities!!

For more details you can message me at besouro@ebcphilippines.com

VALEU!!

official website: http://www.ebcphilippines.com/

posted by Besouro Branco

8th International Capoeira Encounter – New Zealand (3 Mestres, cultural experience)

Posted by Rastinha:
Hi there,
On behalf of Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa I’m pleased to announce the 8th International Capoeira Encounter at Easter 2009, to be held at:

8th INTERNATIONAL CAPOEIRA ENCOUNTER 2009Mataatua Marae, Rotorua, New Zealand
Friday, April 10th – Monday, April 13th

4 days and nights of Capoeira – workshops, rodas, hot pools and the best food ever!

All welcome – this is our annual event and we welcome everyone involved or wanting to be involved in capoeira in NZ-Aotearoa, from all groups, all levels, all ages. We are pleased to be hosting:

Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha — http://www.mandinga.org/

Mestre Jogo de Dentro — http://www.sementedojogodeangola.org.br/

And of course our own Mestre Brabo

Price Details:

Prices include meals and accommodation at Mataatua Marae.

Earlybird (20% discount)
Members: $NZ320
Non-Members: $NZ360
$NZ200 deposit to be paid by 21/02/09

Snoozer (10% discount)
Members: $NZ360
Non-Members: $NZ400
$NZ225 deposit to be paid between 21/02/09 and 28/03/09

Late/Door (full price)
Members: $NZ400
Non-Members: $NZ450
To be paid in full after 28/03/09 and by 10/04/09

Balances to be paid by/at the event

New students extended Early Bird offer from 01/01/09 320.00 if paid in full within 4 weeks of starting classes (after early bird has expired). This applies only to new students who become members from the start of 2009.

Payments can start immediately.

Please email oi (dot) rastinha (at) gmail (dot) com for payment information or if you have any questions.

Please Note: Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and we apologise for any inconvenience.

NB: It is important to keep details of your deposit. We will be making a printout of all deposits for the Encounter. If a deposit doesn’t show up on the printout the burden of proof is with th

WORLD FIGHT CAPOEIRA MUZENZA

WORLD FIGHT CAPOEIRA MUZENZAIntrodução

As cidades de Niterói e Rio de Janeiro foram escolhidas para o 5° Campeonato Mundial Aberto de Capoeira Muzenza / 2° World Fight Capoeira / 1° Festival Internacional de Cantigas de Capoeira / 1° Concurso de temas Livres de Capoeira. Não é só pela sua história de Capoeira na era colonial como pela sua posição geográfica estratégica possibilitando a vinda de capoeiristas do mundo inteiro. Sua beleza arquitetônica, suas belas praias, samba e a alegria do carioca nos faz chegar ao equilíbrio, portanto a presença dos mestres conhecidos mundialmente vem dar celebridade aos grandes eventos realizados pelo Grupo Muzenza.

Objetivo:

Promover o intercâmbio entre os vários segmentos da comunidade capoerística; A troca de conhecimentos e experiências sócio-culturais; O aprimoramento técnico-tático e estético-ritual da prática da Capoeira e demais interessados, que trabalham com a Capoeira.

Mestre Burguês

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