Sunday, June 4, 2017
3:30-5:30pm | Rotary Fieldhouse - 850 Third Street

Capoeira With Marcia Da Silva

This class must have a minimum of 16 people registered to continue. Register early and bring a friend or two!

Welcome Marcia Da Silva, also known as Carnauba, to Nanaimo! She is relocating here and eager to begin regular capoeira classes!

CAPOEIRA Capoeira ("kap-oo-ay-rah") is an Afro-Brazillian martial art for that combines music, self-defense, dance, acrobatics, and physical conditioning to create a unique, multidiciplinary experience. The art form was created over 400 years ago in Brazil, developed by African slaves asa form of recreation and self-defense against the Portuguese colonizers. In order to conceal what they were doing, the slaves disguised their martial art as a benign art form, adding in elements of dance, music, self expression, and strategic thinking as much a part of the core curriculum as physical training and fitness. 

o Teach students a basic understanding of, and ability to perform, 4 main elements of capoeira: self-defense (kicks and escapes), aesthetic (expressive and fun acrobatics). musical (Afro-Brazilian percussion), linguistic (instrucations and songs in portugese)
0 Inspire students with a demonstration of Capoeira movements and their application
o Educate students on the history and purpose of capoeira
o Encourage students to embrace self-expression, individulaity, and learning
o Maintain a safe and disiplined training environment

Marcia Da Silva, also known as Carnauba, was born on January 4th, 1985 in Reclife, Brazil. Marcia moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2000, to be with her family at the age of 15. There, she began her intense training with her father, world-renowned master, Mestre Barrao, in the heart of Grupo Axe Capoeira. Since the beginning of her training, she has shown a passion and talent for all aspects of capoeira including the music, game, and fight. She has taught capoeira in Brazil and Vancouver, and Toronto and travelled to the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Brazil to participate in rodas, workshops, competitions, and encounters. 
Today, Carnauba is teaching classes in Vancouver, BC, however, she is relocating to Nanaimo and will offer regular classes in the city. She continues to participate regularly in events and encounters across North America and Brazil. Carnauba's infectious energy, strength, style, and creativity in the game make her a huge example and inspiration for all women in capoeira, as she is one of the top female capoeirists in North America. 

Each month from October to June, we host an open space for local or guest artists to share their current practice OR for health care professionals to walk us through practices that support our thriving OR to simply let the tunes roll and honour our booty shaking desires.

Sometimes followed by a talk, sometimes followed by expression through other artistic disciplines. It’s our opportunity to flow, to not know, simply to be, share and explore.

First Sunday of the month, 3:30 to 5:30 (sometimes later!)
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