Con-Art Festival Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai + Illumin8tors show

During centuries, Chinese martial arts and dance have nourished the stlye of calligraphy strokes with their movement control and flow. Why not then bring the poetry of Chinese calligraphy into capoeira movements? This Shanghai capoeiristas let their bare feet and hands become their brushes soaked in Chinese ink. The result is a kind of abstract calligraphy that discloses the patterns created by the contact between the body and the floor element in capoeira. The capoeira performance you will see in this video is the final number in one version of the Illumin8tors’ rock opera Solar/Lunar, based on Chinese ancient myths.

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Capoeira Trip to Hangzhou [videos]

3 videos (20min / 6 min and 6 min) of our Sunday roda in Hangzhou. Including Magia’s Bday roda.

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How to practice for Mortal

Oi Everybody,

I’d like to share a video for those interesting in practicing back-flips and other mortals…

Don’t practice by yourself: ask the help of other capoeiristas who know the technic and can help you. As said in the video, use a “trained” person to help you! Please watch the video until the end since they are some interesting stuff about common mistakes.



Ke Center Performance

2 Videos from the show of the students of Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai at the Ke Center theatre:

First the Roda
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Then the Batucada
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