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The London Palmares School of Capoeira Angola present their 4th Batizado 2006!
A Major Brazilian Cultural event, bringing the heartbeat of Brazil to Central London!

THE BATIZADO CEREMONY:
Batizado translates as “Baptism” and it is a traditional Capoeira ceremony. It is where beginner students will be recognised as “Capoeiristas” (players of Capoeira) and will officially become part of the Capoeira Angola Palmares group. For more advanced students it is a grading ceremony that recognises the skills they have developed with Capoeira. It is the most important event in Capoeira.

Students will be asked to play with a master and demonstrate their skills, potentials and knowledge. The master may “baptise” the students as he wishes (with a ‘Rasteira’ (a sweep), ‘Bencao’ (a kick), a hug, by shaking hands or any other Capoeira move!). The students must not stop playing until the master considers them baptised – he will decide when the game is finished. More advanced students should be prepared to play with more than one master.

At the end of the game the students will be given their belts (the colour will be according to their level). The master sometimes gives the students nicknames that relate to how they play Capoeira.

Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL – Holborn tube
Date: Saturday 14 October 2006
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm

THE BATIZADO PARTY:
After the Batizado ceremony is over, there will be a big party with entertainment and special performances of Brazilian folk-arts and culture, including Maculelê (a traditional dance that involves choreographed movements and wooden sticks); Samba dancers with Carnival costumes; the masters and teachers will perform Capoeira; PLUS Banda Baianada from Bahia playing the best of Brazilian music + Brazilian DJs.

Traditional Brazilian and drink food stalls will be available at the venue.

Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL – Holborn tube
Date: Saturday 14 October 2006
Time: 9.30pm – 12am

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TICKET PRICES:
£7 ADVANCE (available from any of the ticket outlets below at specific times)
OR

£10 ON THE DOOR

TICKET OUTLETS:
Wednesdays:
7-9pm – Albert Road Centre, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT – Queens Park tube
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Fridays and Sundays:
8-10pm – Gymbox, 100 High Holborn, London WC1V 6RD – Holborn tube
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Saturdays:
3-5pm – Fitness First Kilburn, 105 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG – Queen’s Park tube
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OR CALL 07813 554785 OR 07856 032553 OR 07944 806841 OR 07906 419367


WORKSHOPS:
Intensive Capoeira and Berimbau workshops with Mestre Lincoln (New York), plus Mestre Axé and Contra-Mestre Hailton (Austria) are open to everyone, not just the students of Capoeira Angola Palmares.

These workshops are a preparation for the Batizado, but they will also provide students and participants with a chance to polish their Capoeira techniques. The Mestres will pass on their skills and develop what the participants have already learnt. Each Mestre will teach different things on different days. It is also when the Mestres get to know the students and participants.

The whole course of workshops cost £100 OR between £12 and £20 per workshop.

For the Berimbau workshops you must already own a Berimbau or if you don’t have one, you can buy them before the Berimbau workshops.

There will be 2 Capoeira workshops, 1 Berimbau workshop and a Roda in the evenings of the week beginning 9th October 2006:

Monday 9th October – Capoeira Workshop – 7-10pm
Waltham Forest College, 707 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4JB
Walthamstow Central tube
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Tuesday 10th October – Berimbau Workshop – 7-10pm
Waltham Forest College, 707 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4JB
Walthamstow Central tube
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Wednesday 11th October – Capoeira Workshop – 7-10pm
Albert Road Centre, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Queens Park tube
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Friday 13th October – Roda – 7-10pm
Gymbox, 100 High Holborn, London WC1V 6RD
Holborn tube
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