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  • Wednesdays, June 7-July 26 • 6-8 pm • Instructor: Fua Nascimento • $200/8 wks

  • Hoehl Studio Lab, 3rd floor of FlynnSpace Map It

  • Please note: Online registration requires payment in full. To pay a 50% deposit to secure your spot, or to request a scholarship or payment plan, please print and send/bring in the registration form.

    For more information, email the FlynnArts Coordinator or call 802-652-4537.

  • Limit: 18

Drop-in students are welcome when classes are not full, but classes regularly fill with registered students, so we recommend signing up in advance to avoid disappointment.

Invented by people enslaved in Brazil, capoeira is a complex amalgamation of fighting, dancing, singing, drumming, social skills, and ritual. Today capoeira is known for combining elegant, strong, and fluid movement, dynamic use of space, rhythm, and a spirit of “trickiness” and play. Learn fantastic leaps and turns from Professor Fuá, a Brazilian native who has been teaching capoeira internationally for 20 years. Students work within the various rhythmic and movement traditions of the art form: ginga and its variations, attacks and defenses, the principle aesthetic movements through which the fight was disguised as dance, and dances such as the maculelê, samba, and forró.

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FABIO (FUÁ) NASCIMENTO is from Cruzeiro do Sul, São Paulo, where he studied physical education. He also studied general techniques of holistic therapy in Luzeiro, S.P. He has participated in social projects to teach capoeira for street children throughout the state of São Paulo. Since 2009, he has taught capoeira in the United States at public and private schools and colleges. He has been teaching capoeira at the Portuguese School since 2013.

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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
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