Roda da Vida - Capoeira Performances and Workshops (20.10.2012)

Roda da Vida, a Youth Power Small Grants project, hosts a series of Capoeira performances coupled with workshops at the following dates:

Saturday 20 October 2012, 17:00 – performance at Lidra/Lokmaci Street; Tuesday 23 October 2012, 19:00 – workshop at Home for Cooperation at the Ledra Palace Buffer Zone

Saturday 3 November 2012, 16:00 –  performance at Dereboyu Street; Tuesday 6 November 2012, 17:00 – workshop at HASDER 

Saturday 17 November 2012  (time to be defined) – performance at The Mall Of Cyprus; Tuesday 20 November – workshop (location and time to be defined)

Saturday 1 December 2012 (time to be defined) – performance at Larnaca or Kyrenia; Tuesday 4 December 2012 – final party at the Buffer Zone (location and time to be defined)


“Roda da Vida” means “Circle of Life” in Portugese. “Roda” (circle) in Capoeira world means the circle in which Capoeira is played and performed. The circle also gives a meaning of equality towards each other, meaning Capoeira does not discriminate gender, cultural inheritance, race, language, age but rather celebrates diversity and the individual as a unique person - a “Capoeirista” (practitioner of Capoeira).


The project's main goal is to raise awareness about multi-communal co-existence and to encourage new, strong bi-communal bonds through the practice of Capoeira. The project will offer the experience of multi-communal co-existence by bringing participants into a creative, positive, energetic and inspiring environment, where everybody is equal and therefore his contribution is equally important. The participants are motivated to express themselves through interactive body movements, rhythm and music. The involvement of mind, body and soul in a supportive and embracing environment, that has freedom of expression as its foundation, is key to creating true and deep relationships.