~Selected video for 7th ATHENS VIDEO DANCE PROJECT~
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art developed by slaves and former slaves brought from Africa, that combines elements of dance, acrobatic and music. It is a dialog between two players and is always played with a smile on face, symbolizing that the capoeiristas are not afraid from the danger that is coming. At first, Capoeira was considered illegal and everyone playing was arrested. Mestre Bimba strove to preserve the cavalaria rhythm in honour of the past when capoeiristas used it to warn each other of the approaching police or cavalry.
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