capoeira

(redirected from Capoeirista)
Also found in: Dictionary.

capoeira

a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
For the performance at Aber Falls young cloggers and capoeiristas from Clocswyr Garmon and Senzala Cymru will join folk dance group Dawnswyr Delyn from Mold as well as professional dancers and musicians to create a performance that combines Welsh and Brazilian heritage and culture in a beautiful part of the world that is steeped in histories from the past princess and princes of Gwynedd.
Most classes don't have independent accompanists; capoeiristas are expected to play the indigenous instruments--like the atabaque, berimbau, pandeiro, and caxixi as part of the form.
One of the top ten capoeiristas out of over 41,000 international ABADA-Capoeira members, Mestranda Cigarra was the first female student of Mestre Camisa to be awarded the rank “Mestranda.
Everyone respected capoeiristas and everyone wanted to be one," he reminisced.
During these years, capoeira was feared by those in authority but capoeiristas were sometimes enlisted to fight with the government during times of need.
Capoeira followers - capoeiristas - do not "fight" capoeira, they "play" it.
To get to the highest level takes 20 years and purists will learn Portuguese and how to play the instruments involved before they regard themselves as true Capoeiristas.
bursts of energy, the capoeirista throws his weight from the hips and
Os Capoeiras: the Afro-Brazilian Ensemble, a company of ten dancers, musicians, and capoeiristas from the state of Bahia in Brazil, offered a generous dose of an amazing dance language.
Nela, observamos um casal de capoeiristas, ambos negros, o homem no meio de um salto, enquanto a figura feminina olha para fora do quadro mas nao para o publico, assumindo uma pose de prontidao e defesa: ginga.
From there, guests will be treated to a unique and dynamic performance of Capoeiristas showing off their Afro-Brazilian dance/martial arts style.
The powwow included traditional dance and drumming competitions, showcasing not only Native American culture, but performances by the Polynesian Student Alliance, Filipino American Student Association and UW Capoeiristas.