Performance

Capoeira for all

Capoeira demonstration

© Simon Webb

Date:
23 Aug 2018
Time:
1-1.30 and 2.30-3pm
Suitable for:
all visitors, family-friendly
Booking:
Free drop-in event, no need to book
Room:
Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building

Join us for a performance that brings to life the legends of the past and tells the story of this inspiring art form.

Capoeira is an art form that defies description. It is a fight, it is dance, a game. It is creativity, intuition, grace, strength, history and tradition. To understand the movement, music, and magnetism of Capoeira, we must explore the art's fascinating tradition and mysterious history.

Dating back to the 16th century and the enslavement of African people by Portuguese migrants in Brazil, the art form has survived hundreds of years of exploitation and adversity, and in 2014 was granted ‘Cultural Heritage Status’ by UNESCO the UN’s cultural arm.

This event is part of our Slavery Remembrance Day 2018 and Summer event series.