Brasil's Struggle for Freedom Through Strength

This exciting single or multi-day workshop teaches participants of all ages world history through the art of Capoeira. Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, dance, music and acrobatics. All Capoeira students learn the history behind Capoeira and the story of the people and places that brought it to life. They will gain an understanding of how events around slavery were connected to geography and tied to civics and economics. Capoeira was developed more than 400 years ago by African slaves who were training to gain their freedom. Students will understand that there are still relevant lessons to learn from Capoeira today. Capoeira is considered a game and is accompanied by music and unique instruments specific to the art form. Depending on the setting and group, workshops can be more or less physically participatory & accommodations can be made for students with disabilities. Though this workshop incorporates a lot of learning, the emphasis is on moving and FUN!

Heidi and Joel,
Thank you for a great job!
You both were wonderful and pulled a tremendous audience of very involved children. The children were in awe of your amazing talent and feats. Parents and children alike were at full attention to your every move and entertaining display. What more could be asked.

Carol, KidsPlay museum co-ordinator