Monday, May 11, 2009


Roda de Capoeira e Circo at the 2nd Mostra Zezito de Circo in Brasilia

Leave it to the Brazilians to turn a fight into a dance. Whether it is a sport, a martial art or a war dance, Capoeira shows how to turn a battle into a celebration of freedom.

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that involves movements from martial arts, games, and dance. It was created in Brazil by the slaves brought from Africa, especially from Angola some time after the 16th century.

Today it has spread around the world and it has many evolving forms, some of which are presented in the video above. It was performed with added circus flair and innovations during Brasilia's second festival of popular circus culture by Grito de Liberdade (Cry of Liberty).

1 comment:

shanna said...

I love it woeowowowo