Saturday, January 31, 2009
Upcoming Event/February 7
February's theme is South America - and, as if by magic, the AADL is holding a special Saturday event about Afro-Brazilian dance and martial arts! This sounds fascinating - I will certainly try to make it, so maybe I will see you there!
Here is the information from the AADL website:
Capoeira Mandinga Michigan: Afro-Brazilian Dance and Martial Arts
Saturday February 7, 2009: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Enjoy Afro-Brazilian dance and martial arts with performers from Capoeira Mandinga Michigan. The only indigenous American martial art, Capoeira was developed by African slaves in Brazil in the 1600s and it became a strong weapon in the life and death struggle against their oppressors. With strong aerobic and dance elements, Capoeira is both an art form and self-defense. Watch performers incorporate aerobic and dance moves that are as graceful as a panther and as treacherous as a snake.