The Art of Capoeira Presented by Chris Thompson
Join us on April 8 and 15 for a two-part event that will explore the history of capoeira, its key elements, and how it has influenced the world. Capoeira is a 600+ year-old Afro-Brazilian art that blurs the line between martial art and dance and has become Brazil’s national sport. Once only played by slaves and their descendants, capoeira is now for everyone. Each night will start with a discussion about the basics of capoeira and finish with some movement. Make sure you have about 5-6 feet of space to move around! Please register.
Presented by Chris Thompson (he/his/him), an engineer, writer, humorist, and activist who contributes regularly to the 540Blog and is a food writer for Rochester City Newspaper. Connect with him on Instagram and Twitter at @ChronsOfNon. This program is part of a series highlighting participants of In This Moment: Revolution Reckoning Reparation, a project for ten teams of Black writers and photographers to profile ten Black leaders from across the city of Rochester published by Visual Studies Workshop. The project demonstrates the breadth and scope of revolutionary work happening in the area. This library series is co-sponsored by the Monroe County Library System and the Rochester Public Library.