One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A system of physical discipline and movement originating among Brazilian slaves, treated as a martial art and dance form.
- ‘Washington incorporates a range of movement idioms - acrobatics, African dance, capoeira and social dancing - but always with an eye toward line, height and pinpoint accuracy.’
- ‘It's as if the Masai warriors of the past have leapt into the present, exchanging their weaponry for spins and the stalking combat steps from Brazilian capoeira.’
- ‘You can find masters of any form, be it ballet, capoeira, flamenco or lyrical jazz.’
- ‘Traditions like this ancient dance known as capoeira, originally from Angola in southern Africa.’
- ‘A more distinctive Afro-Brazilian activity is capoeira, a martial art that is more like dancing than fighting.’
- ‘He's also devoted to capoeira, a Brazilian martial art.’
- ‘He suddenly took off his suede vest and flipped and kicked with a natural grace, performing capoeira, the dance of his native Brazil.’
- ‘On some occasions these performers also performed secular dances of Afro-American origin like capoeira, rumba, carnival dances, or Afro-Uruguayan candombe.’
- ‘In this underworld, the movement turned more satisfyingly aggressive, with influences of capoeira and African dance.’
- ‘We're not only talking modern dance, we're looking at all of dance's forms like capoeira, raves and whirling dervishes.’
- ‘Instead, the concept of ‘Swan Lake’ as a performance milieu is the basis for a fast paced maelstrom of ballet, yoga, capoeira and gymnastics.’
- ‘Joseph's - slow, formal, and pristinely beautiful - is based on the Brazilian martial arts form capoeira.’
- ‘The artful dance form called capoeira is widely known as a cultural expression in Brazil, but it's rapidly becoming all the rage in the capital of Angola.’
- ‘In Missao, Vieira treats men and women equally, and elevates the martial form of capoeira to kinetic poetry.’
- ‘Aché Brasil performed traditional and contemporary capoeira, a cross between martial arts and dance, in costumes brought from Brazil.’
- ‘It takes five minutes to absorb the sort of movement Elkins devises: a mix of modern dance, martial arts like aikido and capoeira, hip-hop, and maneuvers from contact improvisation.’
- ‘The course covers everything from modern to hip hop and Aboriginal dance as well as Brazil's capoeira - both a dance and a martial art.’
- ‘Originally developed in Brazil by African slaves as a means of defence, the graceful movements of capoeira will get you fighting fit.’
- ‘She even mixed in some capoeira, a martial art from Brazil.’
- ‘Beautiful in appearance, yet deadly in application, capoeira uses the natural physics of the human body to deliver amazingly swift sweeps and crushing blows.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.