Date: July 20, 2011
Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, Stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Start time: 6:30 pm
End time: 7:30 pm
Contact phone: (212) 795-1388 ext.305
Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)
Family Capoeira in the Park
Tue, 19 Jul 2011 04:00:03 GMT