11 April {Friday}

Na Grobli Studio (Rehearsal Room), 30/32 Na Grobli Street


Training led by Mestre Marinaldo Martins Pereira, assisted by Jakub Gontarski


Contact and application

Please send your completed application form to Izabela Młynarz at by 7 April 2014. The number of places is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Training will be conducted in English and Polish

Fee for one session: 5 EUR


Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and singing. The class will begin with a high-intensity whole-body warm-up including the basic elements of capoeira taken from Capoeira Regional, Capoeira Angola and Capoeira Contemporanea (contemporary style). As is customary in capoeira, the session will be based around music (traditional beats, tempo and dynamics) and will include learning the basics of Afro-Brazilian instruments such as berimbau, atabque, pandeiro, agogo, reco-reco, and traditional capoeira songs (Regional and Angola).

Marinaldo Martins Pereira

(better known as Mestre Marinaldo) was born in Porto Seguro, Bahía, Brazil. He started capoeira training with Mestre Walter in 1977. In Salvador de Bahía he met Mestre Ferro Velho with whom he completed his formatura, becoming a capoeira teacher. In Eunapolis he founded his own capoeira group, Capoeira Esporao, combining elements from two traditional styles: Capoeira Regional and Capoeira Angola. In 1994 he gained his white cord (cordao branco) and the title of Mestre.

Jakub Gontarski

Jakub Gontarski trained at 13 Stunt School in Wrocław. He initiated the String Body programme dedicated to exploring the expression, presence, dramaturgy and creativity of martial arts in the path of Warrior-Performer. To find inspiration, he travels to Brazil, where he takes active part in and documents candomblé rituals. He has co-created many performances, including Animan – I Am Thatand Madhouse, and performs movement improvisations on stage to live music.