Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art combining elements of acrobatics, dance, music, flexibility, fighting, and creativity. We organise classes, socials, workshops, and trip opportunities. Our society is affiliated with CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre. Complete beginners as well as more advanced capoeiristas are welcome to Join our Society! Check our page on Facebook!
Classes every Monday 3:30-5pm at the Guild of Students (Dance Studio).
Ever wanted to learn how to do cartwheel, handstand, or bridge? Come to our "Conditioning for Capoeira" classes to learn all these or simply to develop strength and flexibility through body-weight exercises! Classes Wednesday 4-5pm at the Guild of Students (Rosa Parks room).
Organised approximately once every two months. Socials are held either at the Guild of Students or at the CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre in Birmingham city centre. Socials are an opportunity to meet other members and people that are interested in Capoeira. Activities include projection of films / documentaries related to the world of Capoeira, samba parties, etc..
Next socials (click on the links for further details):
Workshops are organised approximately once every four months. Workshops are held at the CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre in Birmingham city centre. Workshops are opportunities to spend more time training and playing Capoeira with other members of our Society as well as with other capoeiristas coming from different groups and often from abroad. Activities range from Capoeira to playing music (e.g., singing and learning to play instruments) to dancing (e.g., samba -- see Previous Samba Workshop on Youtube).
Next workshops (click on the links for further details):
- 3rd Maria do Camboata, 16-18 March, CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre
- 1st Santo Amaro sou eu, 1-3 June, CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre & University of Birmingham Sports Centre
END OF (ACADEMIC) YEAR CELEBRATION / BATIZADO
Our members can attend a graduation ceremony, "batizado", at the end of the academic year. During the batizado, our members play with visiting Capoeira Masters and receive a belt to celebrate their efforts and achievements. This year batizado will be part of a 3 day festival, named "Santo Amaro sou eu", held on 1-3 June at CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre and University of Birmingham Sports Centre.
- Free Taster, 25th September 2017, Guild of Students
- Capoeira & Samba Social, 10th November, Guild of Students
- Film showing "Jogo de Capoeira", 7th December, Guild of Students
- Winter Workshop 2017, 1st-3rd December, CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre
- Free Taster, 22nd January 2018, Guild of Students
Discounted prices and membership to CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre for our members.
We organize trips to Capoeira events held in other cities in the UK, Europe, and even Brazil. Please, contact the committee for info.
Our classes and workshop are led or supervised by internationally renowned teachers from the CDOB Brazilian Cultural Centre with more than four decades of combined practice and teaching experience! Read their bio at this link.
Contramestre Mascote and Contramestre Joyce
Germano Gallicchio (Chair), Edmunds Steins (Treasurer), Konstantina Touna (Secretary)
MEMBERSHIP (£3 for the whole academic year)