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 Post subject: Capoeira
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2001 1:49 pm 
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Capoeira came up recently in the Studio forum, for anyone interested this article in the <A HREF="http://www.globeandmail.com" TARGET=_blank>Globe and Mail</A> describes Capoeira as <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>". . .one of the most physically demanding forms of martial arts, but it is more than just sport. It is music, dance and art wrapped in a high-octane package."<P>"You don't have to be a lithe Brazilian dancer to take up capoeira (though it helps), but by performing even the 30-minute warm-up session you will work out pretty much every knot and stiff joint in your body."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href="http://archives.theglobeandmail.com/s97is.vts?action=View&VdkVgwKey=%2Fhome6%2Fusr%2Flocal%2Fgam%2Fsearch%2Fhtml%2F20010109%2FHEMOTI%2Ehtml&DocOffset=1&DocsFound=1&QueryZip=c apoeira&Collection=TGAM&SortField=sortdate&ViewTemplate=GAMDocView%2Ehts&SearchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Farchives%2Etheglobeandmail%2Ecom%2Fs97is%2Evts%3FQueryZip%3Dcapoeira%26ResultTemplat e%3DGAMResults%252Ehts%26QueryText%3Dcapoeira%26Collection%3DTGAM%26SortField%3Dsortdate%26ViewTemplate%3DGAMDocView%252Ehts%26ResultStart%3D1%26ResultCount%3D10&" target="blank">more...</a><P>Stuart adds:<P>Marie, sadly those Globe 'n Mail clunky links are alive and well. Sometimes they prove too much for bulletin boards to cope with and the link above doesn't work and on past experience cannot be made to work.<P>May I suggest - go to:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.theglobeandmail.com" TARGET=_blank>www.theglobeandmail.com</A> <P>and search in the left hand side box for capoeira. <BR> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited January 12, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:15 am 
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New York Times article (two pages}:<P><BR><B>IT STARTS WITH A GOOD SWIFT KICK</B><P> Image <P><BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>TOMAS TISCH, a 45-year-old glassmaker from Brooklyn, will be baptized later this month. In preparation, he is doing sit-ups, high kicks and cartwheels. No, this is not a new religious ritual but rather a traditional rite of passage in the Brazilian dancelike martial art, capoeira.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/14/arts/14SAMU.html" TARGET=_blank>MORE</A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2001 11:45 am 
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From the Boston Globe:

'PASION' ASTONISHES AND INSPIRES

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The ''Pasion'' falls into 12 narrative sections, independent but closely and flexibly linked. The roles in the story - Jesus, Pilate, Peter, the people - shift among soloists and chorus, without regard to numbers or to sex. Jesus is sometimes a woman, sometimes a group of voices, sometimes a dancer, for example. The writing for the chorus is demanding and brilliant, and in addition to singing with many varieties of tonal color, including a hideous and horrifying snarl, they sway, gesture, stomp their feet and clap their hands.
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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2001 3:49 pm 
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Now it's in the SF Bay Area:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Liberating movement<P>Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira blends break dancing, acrobatics and martial arts</B><P>Alicia Roca, Contra Costa Times<P>IT BEGINS with a word.<P>"Musica," shouts Cassio Martinho.<P>Then the gala ensues. They dance, they sing, they kick. They mesmerize.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/timeout/perform/stories/x14capoeira_20010614.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 6:50 am 
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CORINNE LUTTER - Edmonton Examiner, 12.21.01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B> Ancient art form combines combat with dance and music</B><P>A combination of dance, martial arts and music, Capoeira was developed by African slaves in Brazil during the 18th century as they struggled against oppression.<P>“It’s very difficult to describe. It has such a rich history,” says Richard Tosczak, president and co-founder of CREA, the Association of Traditional Capoeira Regional Edmonton, which has more than 60 members.<P>“You can’t really say it’s just a martial art. You can’t really say it’s just a dance. It’s not just music,” says Tosczak. “If you take any one of those elements away it’s not Capoeira any longer.”<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><BR><I>Note, this link is only active for 7 days</I><BR>


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The rhythm is gonna get you<P>Bill Picture, SF Examiner<P>Mention Brazil to someone and the white sand beaches of Ipanema or the decadent party atmosphere of Carnaval are most likely the first images to come to mind. Chances are good, few will think of Capoeira, but the centuries' old art is as much a part of Brazilian culture as the samba or the bossa nova.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.examiner.com/ex_files/default.jsp?story=X0123CAPOEIRAw target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Dance Of Slaves<BR>Middle School Students Learn The Spins And Flips Of Capoeira, Movement From Brazil By Way Of Africa<P>JEFF RIVERS, Hartford Courant<P>It's mid-morning on a mid-January day at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Snow's on the ground, white and new.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.ctnow.com/entertainment/stage/hc-dancebrazil.artfeb03.story?coll=hc%2Dheadlines%2Darts target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 8:41 am 
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Stuart Derdeyn - Vancouver Province, August 29, 2002:
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Capoeira a high-flying art

Thanks to the efforts of Capoeira Mestre Marco Barrão and his Axé Capoeria Academy, Vancouver has become the high-flying art's North American centre.
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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 3:31 pm 
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Only The Strong-cheesy movie about capoeria, some real good footage though at the end. This Stars Mark Decascos(SP?)a multiple time award winner in martial arts (he also later starred as the crow for the TV series)The Crow Stairway to Heavan
From what I understand, the basic move JENGA a very, very deep type of pas de bourre (side back front) excecuted from a very big 4th-(just for the sake of dance translation)is the fundemental move that the style is based around and the move that other moves develop out of, "Can't Jenga, can't fight") This looks very similar to the breakdaning "box step" or 5 step. Its all very much from the earth and all very low to the ground. The most impressive to me are the horizontal flips and the height of the air achieved from some of the jumps.

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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
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TOM STRINI - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 5, 2002:
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Brazilians best when dance gets roughest
Display of martial art is bright spot on program


The 1,000 or so in the audience went wild for the spectacular athleticism and fearless gusto of these guys.
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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 5:14 pm 
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Dance of Defense

BY JANET RAE BROOKS
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Five years ago, Chad Adams had a black belt in karate but didn't have the nerve to sing in public.
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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:20 am 
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So is anybody here into capoeira?

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 Post subject: Re: Capoeira
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:55 am 
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Dance From Brazil Latest Exercise Trend

By HOLLY HICKMAN
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January 11, 2004

DURHAM, N.C. - A centuries-old Brazilian (news - web sites) dance that combines martial arts with the pulse and energy of a Carnival party is sweeping U.S. fitness centers, challenging gym rats constantly looking for new trends.

It's called "capoeira" (cap-WAY-rah), and membership has tripled in North Carolina's Research Triangle. It's popping up in gyms from the trendy — Crunch in New York City — to the public — the Parks and Rec in Provo, Utah. And cities such as Nashville, San Diego, London and Vancouver brim with burgeoning capoeira communities.

Brian Donnelly, who does capoeira in New York, says it's impossible to be bored in class.

"You trim the fat. You play a cool instrument. You learn a new language. ... And that's just the first 20 minutes," Donnelly said.
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Brazilian martial art finds new audience

By RICHARD BRAND
The Miami Herald
February 29, 2004

The percussion rhythm slows to a crawling beat, and two men playfully twirl their bodies, reacting to one another's moves as if dancing. The beat quickens, the percussion becomes more aggressive. And in a flash, a kick cracks the air and knocks one of the men to the ground, gasping.

This is Brazilian capoeira, in which beauty explodes into violence.
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Dancing out of trouble
Capoeira is fighting fit and going back to its down and dirty roots — in East London. By Anna Shepard for The Times.


Ever since capoeira vaulted on to our television screens in Nokia’s turn-of-the-millennium advert, the Brazilian martial arts dance form has been growing steadily into a mainstay of middle-class gyms. Now Simon Atkinson is hauling it back to its roots among the disposessed and angry — in grimy-arsed Britain, rather than steamy South America.

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