Tag Archives: Capoeira and community development

Communicating New forms of Belonging in the Transnational Space of Capoeira

Last year I co-authored an article on Capoeira and Social-Media with Cristina Wulfhorst, a friend from Sydney. One of the main arguments is that the way non-Brazilian capoeiristas make use of social media (e.g. Urban Ritual in London, SCS Sommartrana … Continue reading

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Capoeira classes in an Australian Immigration Detention Centre, By Stephen Jepson

Over the years I have been encouraging my students to engage in Capoeira-related activities as part of community development endeavors. I believe this is one of the best ways, I have found, to lead them to discover by themselves the … Continue reading

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Capoeira and security: the view from upside-down. By Zoë Marriage

Through an account of capoeira, the Brazilian dance-fight-game, we uncover two simultaneous stories of security: first, the gradual monopolisation of violence by the state; second, a somatic, lyrical representation of a history of violence, oppression and liberation.

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