CAPOEIRA (pronounced ka-poo-eyh-rah) is an Afro-Brazilian martial art and self-defense discipline that brings together fighting techniques, acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs, in a rhythmic dialogue of body, mind, and spirit. Capoeira is such an important art expression that it is part of the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Abada-capoeira is represented throughout Brazil and in over 50 countries preserving, developing, and sharing the art of capoeira with integrity and respect and seeking to inspire and empower people to realize their full potential as responsible, confident, productive members of society.
In the DC, MD and VA area, Abada-capoeira is under the guidance of Professora Yara, who has been a capoeira practitioner for over thirty years, traveling around the world showing this art and teaching it for over fifteen years, working with the most diverse groups: children, adolescents, adults, people with special needs, and the elderly.
2nd Best Arts and Culture Nonprofit of DC
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For the past seven years, Abada-Capoeira DC has been a leader in the promotion of capoeira in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC. Through the study of capoeira, we seek to inspire and empower people to realize their full potential as responsible, confident, productive members of society. To learn more about Abada-Capoeira DC, click here.
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Abada-Capoeira DC is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit. All annual fund gifts are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.
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Abada-Capoeira DC is constantly showcasing the art of Capoeira through performances in all DC metro area.
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