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Afro-Brazilian Dance Circle “Roda”

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art which includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty, and power. M. Jamaika often refers to capoeira as a “complete martial art” in that it encompasses a vast spectrum of movement and culture; it incorporates kicks, ground movements, self-defense, acrobatics, music, and tradition.

Capoeira Roda Circle, Dance Lessons, Afro, Brazilian, Martial Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Arts CenterIt is played in a circle, or roda, with two members engaging in various attacks and defenses while maintaining a melodic fluidity. These movements are driven by the rhythms emanating from the roda’s instruments and vocal song. Capoeira was created by African slaves in Brazil over 500 years ago, and through Mestre Bimba and others, has since become a recognized art form. Capoeira can be done by anyone of any age or size and its benefits are evident in all who take it on. It is a beautiful expression.

Salt Lake Capoeira offers classes for all levels and types of students in Utah.

Classes focus on all aspects of Capoeira: strength, flexibility, movement, endurance, coordination, interaction, rhythmic skills, vocal and instrumental skills, cultural awareness, performance, and community.

Utah Center for Arts

The Utah Center for Arts is located at 2191 South 300 West. The Center hosts art exhibits from renowned and emerging artists with over 9000 sq ft. of exhibition space. The UAA (Utah Arts Alliance) also hosts poetry readings, independent film screenings, live music, dance performances, plays and more.

Programs at the center include:

  • The Center Gallery with monthly exhibitions.
  • Artist Studios for Photographers, Painters, Sculptors, Musicians and Actors.
  • Salt Lake Capoeira, Brazilian Martial Arts and Cultural Organization.
  • SLC Photo Club, the UAA’s free group for photographers.
  • Rubaiyat Dance Company.
  • Mothermoon Expressive Therapy.
  • Musicgarage.org The UAA’s music performance program for youth and adults.
  • Salsa Dancing Classes.
  • Slam Poetry Events.
  • Incendiary Circus, Fire Dancing Group, with free lessons bi-weekly.
  • Modern Dance and Movement classes for adults and kids.
  • The Center Stage, hosts productions from community and touring theater groups
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Martial Arts Festival

Capoeira is a unique and vibrant Afro-Brazilian martial art which cultivates movement, culture, music and philosophy. Capoeira is an Afro-brazilian martial art which includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty, and power. M. Jamaika often refers to capoeira as a “complete martial art” in that it encompasses a vast spectrum of movement and culture; it incorporates kicks, ground movements, self-defense, acrobatics, music, and tradition.

Capoeira, Martial Arts, Afro-Brazilian, Salt Lake City, Winter Batizado, UtahIt is played in a circle, or roda, with two members engaging in various attacks and defenses while maintaining a melodic fluidity. These movements are driven by the rhythms emanating from the roda’s instruments and vocal song. Capoeira was created by African slaves in Brazil over 500 years ago, and through Mestre Bimba and others, has since become a recognized art form. Capoeira can be done by anyone of any age or size and its benefits are evident in all who take it on. It is a beautiful expression, which is best understood through active experience.

Winter Batizado

Our Winter Batizado will be Saturday January 15 at the Northwest Community Center.

WORKSHOP & BATIZADO EVENT SCHEDULE:
Thursday January 13 (at the studio)
5:00-6:00 pm: kids capoeira workshop
6:00-7:00 pm: beginner/intermediate teen/adult capoeira workshop
7:00-8:00 pm: Brazilian dance workshop
8:00-9:00 pm: advanced teen/adult capoeira workshop
9:00 pm: roda

Friday January 14 (at Northwest Community Center: 1300 W 300 N SLC)
5:00-6:15 pm: kids capoeira workshop
6:30-9:00 pm: teen/adult capoeira workshop & roda

Saturday January 15
9:45 am: breakfast potluck at studio
10:30-noon: Q&A panel with capoeira masters at studio

2:30 pm: students arrive at event at Northwest Community Center
3:00 pm: batizado event at Northwest Community Center (suggested $5 donation for spectators)