This month, a contingent of ACSF students led by Mestra Márcia Cigarra will be traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the ACSF Brazil Study Trip, to participate in the international festival and competition hosted by ABADÁ-Capoeira President Founder, Mestre Camisa. During the trip, alongside ABADÁ-Capoeira students from over 25 countries around the world, ACSF students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops with Mestres and Mestrandos at CEMB (Centro Educacional Mestre Bimba), seminars, and the Jogos Mundiais international capoeira competition, as well as witness the formatura of new Mestres and Mestrandos of ABADÁ-Capoeira.
August 21st – 25th: Workshops, Seminars, Competitions, Batizado, and Graduations at CEMB (Centro Educacional Mestre Bimba)
August 26th: In Rio de Janeiro: Jogos Mundiais Competition Finals; Formatura and Reconhecimento ceremonies of ABADÁ-Capoeira Mestres (Pernilongo and Peixe Crú from São Paulo) and Mestrandos (Brucutú, Arisco, Taturana, Mobilia, Pretinho, Rato, Dody, and Sorridente ).
August 27th: Aulão at Copacabana Beach. With this year’s theme, ABADÁ-INDÍGENA, Mestre Camisa wants to bring awareness to the indigenous roots of Brazil. Over 5,000 capoeiristas from over 25 Countries will gather at Copacabana beach to take part in a Master class led by Mestre Camisa, as well as rodas and an awards ceremony for the competition finalists.
Antony "Maracujá" Talks About Heading to Brazil for the 2017 Jogo Mundiais
We are very excited to announce that Antony Melendez “Maracujá”, an extremely dedicated ACSF teen student, will be traveling with Mestra Márcia to attend the Jogos Mundiais 2017. This is only possible thanks to the ACSF Brazil Teens Fund Scholarship. Maracujá has earned points collected from the past 3 years of participating in ACSF programing. His exceptional participation includes regular attendance in capoeira classes, participation in numerous performances including our Spirit of Brazil 2015 & 2017 productions, volunteering including being an assistant for the Kids’ Summer Camp, and more.
A well-deserved award for his dedication, we are very happy to grant Maracujá the 2017 travel scholarship for what will be an unforgettable trip.
The ACSF Brazil Teens Scholarship is supported through proceeds from Sunday’s adult/teen Community Capoeira class— a program offered thanks to the volunteer commitment of Instrutora Tulipa who has been teaching this class for the past 6 years with support from Instrutores Corrente and Urso Panda.