Garfield Park Arts Center
May 1st-May 29th
*If you would like to register for a session of Capoeira at Garfield Park Arts Center but the cost is prohibitive for you, please apply for assistance through the Movement Scholarship Fund. Please note that subsidy applications for class sessions at Garfield Park Arts Center must be COVID-related financial disruptions/changes/
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, GPAC has made changes to their programs and events, as well as the flow of their building. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance, guests must sign-in at the front desk, everyone (staff and guests) must wear a mask correctly, and maintain six foot social distancing.
Capoeira is a dynamic, acrobatic, and playful mix of expressive movement and martial elements. It blends elements of dance, improvisation, self-expression, attacks, evades, feints, acrobatics, pantomime, and music. Practitioners of Capoeira learn to utilize and improve kinesthetic awareness, strength, balance, and dexterity within the context of a playful and “game-like” setting.
This class is geared toward practitioners of all levels, from no experience to many years. Class may include any combination of warm-up, movement exercises, drills, conditioning, partner work, and play. Participants can expect to learn and practice the basic movements of Capoeira, as well as Capoeira music and instrumentation, Portuguese language, and historical context of the development of the art.
Please wear loose or moveable long pants and bring a water bottle. Shoes are optional but outdoor shoes are not allowed on the dancefloor.