Gingarte Capoeira Chicago

Mestre Marisa

Cultivating and transforming communities through Capoeira since 1991.

23rd Annual Batizado July 13-16, 2017

Join us for our 23rd annual batizado this summer!  This year marks our 26th anniversary!

Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16.

Confirmed Guests include:
Mestre Urubu Malandro
Mestre Xuxo
Mestre Muriel
Contra-Mestre Bocão
Contra-Mestre Cabeção
Contra-Mestre Lobinho
Professor Red Nose
Professor Rodrigão
Professora Tiririca

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Full Event

Paying for the full weekend by June 18 is the only way to guarantee a t-shirt size.

At the Door
$150 adults (Instructor rate $110, Professor rate $75.  Sorry, no early pricing. )
$75 kids

Early Registration June 18th – July 12th at noon
$130 adults

$65 kids

Earliest Registration!!   by June 18 at noon
$110 adults

$55 kids

*Kids are 17 years old and younger


Single Days/Workshops

Does not include a t-shirt ($20) or ticket to Saturday’s show ($20).  Must purchase separately.  

Thursday $35
Friday $60
Saturday $60
Sunday $35
Single Workshop $25

Pricing for kids is half of the above prices.

We’ll accept payment at the door by cash, check, or credit card.

Online registration & payment has closed.

Please register at our front desk.

Coming in from out of town?

Housing is not guaranteed, but we’ll try our best to house everyone if you notify us by June 29, 2017.  Please email Emboscada (Cynthia) with the nights you need a place to stay, any restrictions, and if you’ll be driving.

Please note that most workshops will be held in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the Univ. of Chicago campus.  If you are flying into town, we highly recommend Midway Airport (versus O’hare) as it is much closer to the event.

Schedule* & Locations

Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, Illinois 60637

All locations at Ida Noyes Hall, unless otherwise noted.
* Subject to change.

Thurs. July 13
5:30-6pm Registration
6:00-6:30pm Event opening
6:30-7:30pm Capoeira workshop
7:30-9:00pm Roda
9:00-10:00pm Dinner (Pot Luck)

Fri. July 14
9:30-10:00am café da manha
(10-12pm Rehearsal for mestres and performers only)
12:00-1:00pm lunch/registration
1:00-2:00pm Music workshop (please bring your birimbau)
2:00-3:00pm Capoeira workshop
3:30-4:30pm Capoeira workshop
4:30-5:30pm Dance workshop
5:30: 8:00pm Capoeira e Samba (roda)
8:00-9:00pm Dinner (Provided, $8)

Sat. July 15
9:00-9:30 Registration/café da manha
9:30-10:30 Capoeira workshop
10:30-11:30 Capoeira workshop (Beginners + children)
11:45-1pm Dance workshop
1:00-2:00pm Roda
2:00-3:00 Lunch (Provided $8, or on your own)
3:00-4:00 Music workshop
4:00-5:00 Capoeira workshop
5:00-6:00 Roda
8:00-9:15pm Gingarte’s Show* (Ruth Page Theater, 1016 N. Dearborn, Ground Flr)
* If you paid for the full weekend, one ticket is included.  Otherwise, buy tickets here.
10pm PARTY (at casa de Agora e Pele)

Sun. July 16
10:00-10:30 registration/café da manha
10:30-11:30am Capoeira workshop
12:00-2:30pm Batizado ceremony/roda
2:30-3:30pm Despedida & Lunch


Taking Photos or Videos?

We welcome students and guests to capture all those special memories through photo and video during the event and for personal use.  But if you’re doing a project, please check-in with us out of respect for our participants (they have the option to agree to a media release form).

We also ask that you share what you capture with us so we can feature it on our social media (we’ll give you credit of course).  Be sure to follow/tag us:

Facebook: Gingarte Capoeira
Instagram: @gingartecapoeira
Youtube: Gingarte Capoeira

And use #DoYouGingarte