Gingarte Capoeira Chicago

Mestre Marisa

Cultivating and transforming communities through Capoeira since 1991.

Women’s Event 2016 with Prof. Minha Velha

In conjunction with woman’s month, Mestre Marisa and her students invite you to our annual Mulheres da Capoeira event. All are invited to this event. Women, men and children can participate in the workshops and rodas. Guest female teachers of capoeira will lead classes and rodas.

This year we are honoring Dandara dos Palmares, the heroic wife of Zumbi, Brazil’s greatest black leader. Dandara was a revolutionary warrior in her own right. Just like her husband, she fought for the total liberation of black men and women in Brazil; she also had goals that went to the roots of the problem and, above all, didn’t fit into the gender standards that are still imposed on women. She is the most representative of female leadership in the Republic of Palmares. Daring, powerful and loyal; Dandara knew how to hunt, fight capoeira, wield weapons and led the adult female phalanx of the Palmares army. Dandara lived, fought and died for the right to be free.

Special Guests:
Professora Minha Velha, Capoeira Batuque
Professora Tiririca, Iowa CDO

Eliciana Nascimento

Friday | 5655 S. University Ave. (University Church)
6:00pm Registration
6:30-10pm Workshops, Roda, Dinner (provided, $5 donation)

Saturday | 5600 S.Woodlawn Ave. (Union Church)
9:30am Registration
9:45-10:45 Workshop
11-12:15pm Workshop
Saturday afternoon | 1212 E. 50th St. (Ida Noyes Hall, 3rd flr)
1-2:30 Short film + discussion with special visiting guest
3-4:30 Dinner, music, Gingarte capoeira presentation
Sat. Evening | 5655 University Ave. (Unive. Church)
6-7:30pm Workshop
7:30-9pm Roda

Sunday | REACH Fieldhouse 1709 W. Chicago Ave. 2nd flr
11am-1pm RODA!!!!

$75 Full Weekend, adults. Includes film and reception
$20/Workshop, Adults. $15/ Kids
$50 Saturday all day (includes workshops, movie, food and performance)
$35 Saturday movie and reception only, general admission. Tickets must be purchased separately through Brazilian Cultural Center. This is a collaboration between the Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago and Gingarte Capoeira Chicago.

Please contact Amanda (Melhoria)