Roda da Vida - Capoeira Performance (03.11.2012)

Roda da Vida, a Youth Power Small Grants project, stages a Capoeira performance at Dereboyu Street on Saturday 3 November 2012 at 16:00.


“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.