Frances attends the Capoiera Aruanda school, which runs classes in Broadway and Coogee, three times a week where she is taught by Contra Mestre Borracha.
In addition to the fitness aspect, being part of the Capoiera community is an important factor for Frances and motivates her to attend classes regularly.
I started doing just one Capoiera class a week then did more and more.
sessions are being conducted by Brazilian Master Luciano Da Silva 'Bascuito'
The martial arts styles represented are karate, Kung Fu, judo, Silat, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Capoiera
, Muy Thai, Mixed Martial Arts and Parkour.
Prof Pelicano, a Brazilian based in Newcastle, will demonstrate capoiera
, a blend of dance and martial art.
The final ballet, Vieira's Missao (2003), captured the essence of capoiera
, from which his dance vocabulary springs.
Also on the bill Saturday are African tribal dancers, the rock bands Olympus Mons and Champagne Syndicate, techno-DJ Silver, the martial arts/dance Eugene Capoiera
Team and other performers.
24, Dancing into History: Capoiera
w/ Itapua Beiramar, Concert Hall, John F.
Entertainment will include jazz, the Wayne Taylor Dancers, African dance, cardio kick boxing and capoiera
demonstrations, Gospel Aerobics and the Country Strutters.
Its movement was inspired by his studies of capoiera