Capoeira in Houston – the dance of war

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Through a co-worker (yo, Abi) I have recently learned a bit more about a very cool fight-dance movement in Houston – Capoeira!!

Capoeira is a beautiful fluid school of Brazilian martial arts that is set to traditional pace-setting Portuguese songs. The whole experience appears rather breakdance-esque to me with its kicks, flips and spins – almost like being in a deadly South American ballet with a lot of hand clapping. I am completely fascinated…

In the Heights, you can check out the Grupo Capoeira Brasil (1133 E. 11th St) for Capoeira lessons and workouts, Portuguese lessons and music workshops. Learn how to dance, clap, speak in foreign tongues and kick some ass at the same time – how sweet is that?

If that’s too much of a committment, keep your eyes peeled for events at the The Brazilian Arts Foundation (1133 E. 11th St) where they occasionally offer ‘Samba Nights in the Heights’ with live Brazilian music, free dance lessons and Capoeira demonstrations. (Photo found here)

2 Comments so far

  1. Steelsun (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 7:06 am

    I’ve seen a few Capoeira meetups before, and they are amazing.

    I’ve also noted recently a few small groups getting together at the park at the corner of W.Airport and BW 8 doing this.


  2. Sandy (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 7:44 pm

    I saw them at the Bayou City Arts Festival they were great !



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