Brazilian Performance in Music and Dance: Capoeira

This is interdisciplinary course immerses participants in the Brazilian cultural and art form of capoeira, which encompasses dance, music, expressive movements, drama, martial arts and philosophy. Focus is on the language and non-verbal discourse experienced through songs, movements, rhythms and rituals of the capoeira dance/game. The main objective of this class is to achieve near original performance-type experiences in the “capoeira ring” with regard to rules, language and traditions, and to understand the historical and cultural context in which capoeira was created and evolved.

Gen Ed: VP, BN