Archive for March, 2009
Dear students and friends,
We have a terrific event coming up on Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. at The Beat in Berkeley that I’m sure you will all enjoy. “Noites de Gafiera” will be an evening of music and dance from Brazil and beyond: Come with a dance partner, or on your own, as a student of Gafiera couple’s dance, or someone hoping to learn. There will be live music with Celia Malheiros, as well as a DJ playing samba, forro, pagode and salsa. I will be teaching introductory Samba de Gafiera and other dance steps.
This event could be the start of something ongoing – come out and support it!
We had the oppurtunity to play some capoeira in front of 250 screaming teenage girls at Sacred Heart Highschool in SF last Monday. We were like rockstars–just kidding! While they weren’t acting like rabid fans, they enjoyed our little show and we had a lot of fun performing. We started with a little capoeira history, followed by some singing, and then a few games (sorry some pics are blurry). We also had time to teach a few students some capoeira–there were no problems finding volunteers from the crowd. After the show, our host Rachel showed us her classroom. She teaches art at the school. Being surrounded with all that art got our creative juices flowing capoeira style. Hopefully, we’ll get to perform there again real soon. Thank you Sacred Heart High!