Capoeira sprung from South America as a response to the suppression of diversity and cultural differences. Accomplished Capoeira player, James Cooper introduces participants to the roles of the Mestre and the angoliero, the importance of the berimbau and the ginga as you and your class engage in this kinesthetic history and cultural awareness workshop. The capoeira player must always be thinking ahead to the next move without losing focus, that requires mental and physical fluidity, and instinct for the natural next step. This kind of critical thinking is key in today’s classroom and in the 21st century economy. From basic moves and the meaning behind them to transforming capoeira practice into everyday thinking and planning ahead. This professional development can also be experienced as a workshop or mini-residency for students.
Audience Limit: 30
Appropriate for Grades:
- Professional Development - Educators
- Professional Development - Parents
Workshop Cost Per Hour $225.00
Desks, paper, and pens/pencils for each attendee. Clean, clear, swept space. Speaker or sound system compatible with cell phone or laptop for music playback, microphone, and access to electricity. Classroom preferred – no gymnasium. Plenty of water for attendees.
There are no designated restrictions associated with this program.