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Capoeira Angola at Industry Lab

April 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Industry Lab 288 Norfolk Street 2nd Floor Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Grupo Acupe, led by Contramestre Chorão, share the practice of the Afro-Brazilian art form Capoeira Angola with ArtWeek participants through music and movement.

Brought to life through the struggle of enslaved Africans, marginalized indigenous Americans, and ostracized colonists, Capoeira Angola is a ritualized game of the body, mind, and spirit that is played to foster the development of character, the building of community, and the transformation of society-at-large. Within this game, rules of conduct are established and broken with style and grace, conflict is engaged in with cunning and wit, and the playful movements are harmonized with the sounds and songs of historic tradition. By combining the fluidity of dance, the strategy of battle, and the creativity of rhythm, the ritual of Capoeira Angola works to establish a cooperative collaboration between oneself, one’s community, and the world-at-large.

industry-lab_logo-for-web          Grupo Acupe

Entrance into the gallery is located behind the building, through the door with the blue sky mural. Gallery is located on the 2nd floor via stairs. People with accessibility needs should contact the organizer Ellie Tiglao directly at


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