Free and open to the public
4:30 Movement Worshop for Kids
Parents encouraged to participate
5:00 Roda ~Afro Brazilian Movement and Games
Teaching artist Contra Mestre Macaco will lead activities of African diaspora folk arts; basic step of Capoeira - the dancing martial art, animal flow warm-up, high-five version of Maculele stick dance.
What is a Roda?
It is a community circle. The circle will be a demonstration of capoeira. While watching, the audience may participation with chorus singing and percussion instruments. Capoeira is an art of movement, music and song. It is a game of combat dance - between two players inside a circle of singers and musicians. The music and songs influence the style and pace of the game. Players execute acrobatic, ritual, dance and show-off movements. The dance/dialogue of interaction is fluid, with an emphasis on qualitative marking to win points.