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Professor Sabiá (Sabiá Pinheiro) is a dancer, capoeira practitioner, and public school teacher. He brings extensive understanding and knowledge of adolescent mediation and conflict management. His goal is to empower young people to question and explore methods of artistic expression through Capoeira Arts. Currently, Sabiá teaches capoeira and dance folklore at WC Capoeira Studio in Walnut Creek and at One Purpose Elementary in the San Francisco Bayview. Previously, Sabiá taught in the Dance Departments at Bard College and New York University as an Adjunct Professor and was the founding staff of the Capoeira Arts and Physical Education program at KIPP AMP Middle School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Sabia is a native of Bahia, Brazil.
Uriel E. Arauz (Instructor Uri) is an advocate for health and wellness. He was born and raised in Nicaragua and moved to Los Angeles in 1988, he transitioned to San Francisco in 1992. He started his practice with the Omulu Capoeira Group in 1996 under the teachings of Mestre Preguica. Uri has been an active participant with the Omulu Capoeira Group assisting with community programs and performing in workshops for the inner-city youth in the Bay Area. He started teaching Capoeira in 2008, and has been at the Omulu Capoeira Walnut Creek Martial Art studio since 2012. Uri’s goal is to enrich people with the art of Capoeira as a way of promoting wellness and cultural awareness.
Capoeira is Brazil's fast and graceful Afro-Brazilian art form that blends dance, martial arts, and acrobatics into one beautiful art like no other. Imagine spending fun-filled time exploring the enchanted and enriching world of Capoeira a dynamic art form originating in Brazil, combining martial arts, dance, music, gymnastics with chess-like strategy, and cooperative play.
Promotes movement using body actions and acrobatic games that help kids learn about agility, space around them, and each other. Students learn songs in Portuguese, developing musical fluency while learning the importance of rhythm, cadence and camaraderie. Professor Sabiá help kids learn discipline, self-awareness channel energy, stimulate imagination, and promote creativity.
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While singing in Portuguese,with live music accompaniment, participants ‘play’ capoeira allowing individuals and groups to: give and get respect, develop self-discipline, strengthen patience, increase physical stamina, become a valued member of a community/group, feel strong, build trust, get motivated and enhance teamwork.
A regular practice of Capoeira has the following benefits:
Capoeira Performances for Schools & Communities is what we love to do!
Field trip to Brazil without leaving your classroom or community? No need to leave the safe, nurturing environment to take a trip around the world! WC Kids Camp brings global adventures straight to your classroom. What a unique experience our ensemble of performers can bring to your school and/or community!! Our interactive Capoeira Performances bring direct engagement and participation. Students volunteer to be called to participate and try out some moves in a traditional Capoeira ritual. In addition to Capoeira, another Afro-Brazilian dance style is included called Maculele. It is an energetic dance with a pair of long sticks. To facilitate performances, WC Kids Camp has a wide range of talented Capoeira artists, including Capoeira musicians, dancers and storytellers.
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