News & Announcements
A group of performers indelibly etched the excitement and color of the Brazilian art form capoeira into the minds of viewers around the world at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup half a month ago.
Capoeira originated from the slave communities on the east coast of Brazil, its popularity exploding internationally over the past 25 years or so, drawing some dedicated fans in Shanghai in the process.
If you missed our event on April 2014 and want to see what happened, check this out!
Capoeira Mandinga Shanghai VII Batizado, with Mestre Marcelo and Contra Mestre Omi, will take place on April 18-19-20 at Wellness Expert at The Center (Portman), on Nanjing Xi lu n. 1376 , 6th floor, Room 666. 南京西路1376号, 上海商城6楼, 近西康路
- 20:00-21:45 capoeira workshop
- 11:00-14:00 workshops
- 14:00-16:00 lunch break
- 16:00-18:00 batizado roda and open roda
- 20:00: Dinner somewhere
- 11:00-13:30: capoeira workshops
- 13:30-15:00 lunch break
- 15:00-17:00: workshops and roda
- 17:00-18:00: final bate papo
- 18:30: Dinner somewhere
- RMB1500 for the full week of workshops with CM Omi (Wed.16th to Tue22nd)+batizado weekend;
- RMB800 for the batizado weekend 19th-20th of April
- RMB800 only for CM Omi workshops from April 16th to April 22nd
- RMB200 for single workshop/roda
Registration: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have regular classes until this Wednesday 29th of January (no class on the 30th).
During the Chinese New Year Holidays, we will have two capoeira classes on on the 3rd and 5th of February at 5pm.
From Friday 7th of February, we will go back to our regular schedule.
Address: Wellness Expert at The Center (Portman), on Nanjing Xi lu n. 1376 , 6th floor, Room 666. 南京西路1376号, 上海商城6楼, 近西康路. Subway: Jing’An Temple (line 2, 7) [map]
This Sunday, January 12th, at 2 pm we will meet for watching a capoeira documentary “Mestre Bimba: Capoeira Iluminada”. Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends if they’re interested in understanding more about capoeira.
About the movie:
One of the best pieces of work showing the life of Mestre Bimba and his work with Capoeira Regional. The interviews with his former students, now Mestres, are full of history and great information. The bonus features with his son Mestre Nenel are priceless. This video is a must for any serious Capoeirista who understands the value of history in the art we practice today.
Language: It’s in Portuguese with English subtitles, and someone will help translating into Chinese the key parts.
Venue: Jojo Kebab, 1321 Yuyuan Lu, near Dingxi Lu (Metro: Zhongshan park, exit 5 on line 2). 愚园路1321号, 近定西路
Due to Christmas and New Year holidays, classes will be canceled on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Tuesday 31st, Wednesday 1st.
Important! Monday 23rd, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, Monday 30th, Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th will be ALL-LEVEL CLASSES, for both beginners and intermediates.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Video of Instrutores Guerreiro and Juan (Biriba Brasil) is up and online
Video on Tudou
Video of Prof. Horrivel is only on Tudou for now, working on a youtube version:
Bom dia galera!
Professor Horrivel (Cordão de Ouro – Milan) will be in Shanghai teaching classes everyday from Saturday November 2nd to Saturday November 9th included.
He’s an impressive capoeirista and a great teacher with great methodology. The classes from Monday to Friday will still be divided in beginner and intermediate levels. Saturday and Sunday classes will be for all levels.
We will keep our regular schedule with an extra class on Sunday 3rd from 16:00 to 17:00.
The price is the following:
- Rmb500: package for all the classes you are entitled to attend;
- Rmb250 for one class