"Capoeira Experience", (2020)

artistic intervention


visual arts

decolonialising social inclusion

work in process

Capoeira Experience program is an artistic intervention that mixes Capoeira and the Visual Arts to achieve a dialogue with society. This is a project inspired in the need to create a positive energy in the current challenging context in which we live. We are confronted with a health pandemic that threatens our social coexistence, with constant social inequalities and oppressive acts of racism. Our project provides a chance to rethink social inclusion in a way that it liberates us from the colonial and oppressive mindset. Capoeira, a dance and a sort of martial art, was born from the daily struggle of slaves in Brazil, as a weapon against oppression. We bring it now to society as a tool for empowerment and inspiration source for our visual languages.
The project offers Capoeira workshops and Visual Arts brainstorming sessions to a wide public, mostly centred in Amsterdam Zuidoost. The project is taking place at Lola Bae, at hettenheuvelweg 16 in Amsterdam Zuidoost. This program inspires participants to gain awareness about their own physical and mindful power, about their capacity to connect with others, and to question social exclusion. This will be reflected in the three day exhibition and (covid free) arts festival on 4-6 December 2020. Here participants get a podium to show their artistic talents and ideas about decolonialising social inclusion to a wide public.

This project has co-authorship. The organisers are Sidney Tartaruga and Maga Berr, and the process engages new people all the time, starting with guests artists, followed by workshop participants and festival attendants. It was launched on September 25 of 2020, and it is an ongoing project.
More information at the Blog of this website.