FICA Berlin would like to invite all capoeiristas & friends to our Capoeira Angola workshop with Mestre Valmir in the end (28-29-30) of October. It has been 10 years since M. Valmir has been the last time to Germany and it will be his first time in Berlin.
This workshop will consist of three days full of classes of movement, music, berimbau rhythms, singing and theorectical fundamentals.
60€ before 1st of October (early registration + payment info: firstname.lastname@example.org)
70€ after 1st of October and on arrival
18h30 – 19h registration
19h – 22h movement class
9h30 – 10h registration
10h – 13h movement class
13h – 14h lunch
14h – 16h music class
16h – 17h movements class
17h – 20h roda
20h30 social at restaurant/bar (open end)
10h30 – 11h registration
11h – 13h movement class
13h – 14h lunch
14h – 15h music class
15h – 16h palestra (Ritmos, muscalidades e fundamentos na roda.)
16h30 – 19h30 roda
(The schedule may be subject to change.)
More infos about the location of the event will be anounced shortly.
If you need accomodation, please contact us and register in advance! Sleeping places are limited and not guaranteed.
Please bring your berimbau if possible.
About Mestre Valmir:
Born in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Valmir Santos Damasceno entered the world of Capoeira Angola in 1982 when he began training with Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho (GCAP) under Mestres Moraes and Cobra Mansa.
In 1992, he received the title of Contra-Mestre while working on Capoeira Angola related projects with different social organizations, including the Associação Livre de Moradores da Mangueira (ALMM), the Fundação do Menor Trabalhador (FAMEB) and Projeto Axé amongst others.
In 1994, he left GCAP and began his own group, which later became part of Mestre Cobra Mansa’s International Capoeira Angola Foundation.
In August 2003, he received the title of Mestre at the 9th Annual International Capoeira Angola conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Mestre Valmir frequently travels to teach and promote Capoiera Angola all over the world. His classes focus very much on the music, rituals and philosophy which brings the traditional side of Capoeira Angola together with the techniques of the movements. He has been various times to London where he has been vsisiting the group FICA London, of which Treinel Toca was in charge in the last years. Now he is going to be the first time in Berlin to visit and support the group FICA Berlin.
Mestre Valmir has already been to Germany in 2002, where he was holding workshops in Hamburg, Cologne and Hanover.
His last visit to Germany was in 2006 for a workshop in Freiburg.
Mestre Valmir currently lives in Salvador and leads the group of FICA-Salvador, which had its 20th birthday this year in June.
Everyone is welcome to join this event at FICA Berlin. We are looking forward to see you soon!