capoeira

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cap·o·ei·ra

 (kăp′ō-ā′rə, kä′po͝o-ā′rä)
n.
A martial art of Brazilian origin that is based around a rhythmic, dancelike movement.

[Brazilian Portuguese, perhaps from capoeira, cultivated field that has reverted to forest or scrubland (perhaps in reference to the origins of the martial art in gatherings held by slaves and poor rural communities), from Tupí kopu̯era (influenced by Tupí kaa, scrubland) : ko, clearing, agricultural field cleared in a forest : pu̯era, that once was.]

capoeira

(ˌkæpʊˈeɪrə)
n
1. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
2. (Dancing) a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
[C20: from Portuguese]
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From Nursery to Year 6, children were immersed in such things as Samba percussion workshops, Capoeria dancing, learning about Brazil, speaking Portuguese, cookery and food tasting, making ags and masks, football skills and a mini tournament.
The play's concept and realisation are ambitious and it certainly has its moments: beautiful exchanges of poetic dialogue, a very memorable Capoeria performance, and dance performances with soothing Brazilian music.
his busy day is capped off with Afternoon Enrichment courses that typically include such topics as book clubs, phonics, jewelry making, Capoeria [a Brazilian martial art combining music and dance], musical theater, basketball, woodworking, and chorus.
Bollywood, Khatak and Capoeria workshops will be running on Saturday with Bollywood, salsa and belly dancing sessions on Sunday.
Filled with three hours of fun and frolic, a dynamic group of Mexican Capoeristas staged a thrilling performance of Capoeria, an Afro Brazilian art that combines elements of martial arts, dance, music and choreographed fights.
Add to this an Americana weekend, exhibitions, film screenings, family activities, salsa, steel pan and capoeria workshops, daily Playing the Building musical tours and a celebration of an eighth bridge across the Tyne by Australian artists, Bambuco.
A Corps Ouverts: Changement et echange d'identites dans la Capoeria et le contact improvisation".
The 23-year-old from Cherrybank has appeared in C4 soap Brookside and fronts his own martial arts team Flashkick in demonstrations of the Brazilian artistic discipline Capoeria.
Jean-Paul has appeared in C4 soap Brookside and fronts his own martial arts team Flashkick in demonstrations of the Brazilian artistic discipline Capoeria.
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We were taken to a show of capoeria, a fighting-dance ritual, brought by slaves from Angola.