Graceful, yet combative
In a “game” of Capoeira, two players move around each other in what can be described as a ‘mock combat’ encircled by other capoeiristas with the orchestra of instruments at the head of the circle. The players weave in and out of each other in what appears to be a dance.
Among the players, the game can best be described as a conversation – ‘call and response’. It’s graceful, yet combative. Like a human game of chess.
Capoeira is an expression of the body, mind and spirit.
Capoeira looks like a dance and can be a fight – the movements are mesmerizing and scintillating.