Capoeira is an athletic art form rooted in Africa, developed in Brazil. Defying definition, it blends martial arts and dance, music and tradition, old and new world cultures into a
Capoeira is an athletic art form rooted in Africa, developed in Brazil. Defying definition, it blends martial arts and dance, music and tradition, old and new world cultures into a fluid game of strategy and self-expression. This class will increase students’ understanding of the art form, its history and techniques, as well as providing a universally accessible approach to inversions and acrobatics. Open to experienced and beginning movers of any discipline.
Taliesin Reid Haugh is a performer, teacher, and student who grew up in Cleveland’s art community. His movement training and experience includes Hawkins style modern dance with YARD under the direction of Bill Wade, Horton technique and ballet through CCDT director Michael Medcalf, Stiltwalking and aerial circus techniques with SAFMOD, Breakdance/hiphop with Ground Effects and the Chosen Few crew, training in nontraditional partnering with members of Pilobolus, and nearly two decades of Afro-Brazilian acrobatics dance and percussion with Capoeira Narahari. Training abroad has included dance education in Athens through UNESCO’s International Dance Counsil, Capoeira with Groupo Besouro in Rio de Janeiro, martial arts training with Lanna Muay Thai in Chiang Mai. He performs regionally with Morrisondance and Pickup-Stix stiltwalkers. Taliesin’s primary movement interests are Capoeira, Breakdance, climbing, nontraditional partnering, cyr wheel, Satchidananda yoga and bicycling.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
74 Cotton Mill Hl, # 346