Centro Cultural Senzala De Capoeira

Style: Contemporânea

Background, Founders, Members, Locations and Affiliations


Centro Cultural Senzala de Capoeira
Centro Cultural Senzala De Capoeira Info

Founded in

Location

Groups

School Style

Found In

1960

Brazil

21

Contemporânea

• United Kingdom • France • United States • Germany • Italy • Estonia • Malaysia • Romania • Singapore • Slovenia • Sweden • Switzerland • Brazil • Argentina

Group Senzala was founded in the 1960s. As a group, Senzala has always sought strong relationships with other Capoeira groups , The founders of Senzala were keen to research and maintain the roots and origins of the game of capoeira, spending long periods in Salvador, Bahia, building strong relationships with the ‘old guard’ of the game. In the early sixties a group of young capoeirastas calling themselves “Group Senzala” entered the capoeira championship “Berimbau de Ouro” (the Golden Bermibau). Suprisingly, the young men won the competition that year and then again for the two subsequent years. On the fourth year the group were told that they could not enter the competition as they were considered masters of capoeira. This showed the great respect that had developed for Group Senzala. As time passed, the founder members of Group Senzala went their different ways, but remaining a part of the group – the masters began teaching in different schools, and so it is that the group remains today. Our masters reunite when there is a graduation of new Mestres or a baptism (batizado) of new students. Our branch of Centro Cultural Senzala de Capoeira was formed by Mestre Peixinho and his students. The group seeks to continue to develop the good work of Group Senzala in a physical sense, and emphasises developing an understanding of the cultural roots and origins of capoeira in order to help the student capoeirista develop a greater understanding of the game as a whole. Nowadays, the group is expanding thoughout Brazil and some countries of Europe and the United States, and although the group has had thousands of students during all these years, it has only formed just over ten Mestres. This is the main reason for the high technical ability and standards of our group, tied to dedication and consciousness of the historical values of Capoeira, which made Senzala one of the most famous groups in Brazil. Capoeira plays an important role in the strengthening of the “popular wisdom” and, therefore, in the formation of the ideology of the Brazilian people. The object of this enterprise is the search of new cultural values and the understanding of their origin and history.


Founders & Key People


Affiliated Centro Cultural Senzala De Capoeira Groups

Centro Cultural Senzala

London

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Capoeira Senzala Lyon Bron

Lyon

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Aberdeen Capoeira Celeiro De Bamba

Aberdeen

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Capoeira Senzala Ra

New York City

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Capoeira - Centro Cultural Senzala London

London

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Capoeira Senzala Berlin

Berlin

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Senzala Capoeira

Stuttgart

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Centro Cultural Senzala De Capoeira

Turin

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Capoeira Bari

Bari

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Capoeira Senzala

Tallinn

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Capoeira Senzala

Tartu

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Grupo Senzala De Capoeira

Kuantan

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Grupo Senzala De Capoeira

Constanţa

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Capoeira Senzala

Singapore

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Capoeira Senzala

Ljubljana

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Capoeira Club Cultura Brasileira

Stockholm

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Capoeira KF

Stockholm

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Capoeira Senzala

Geneva

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Grupo Senzala De Capoeira

Curitiba

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Centro Cultural Senzala De Capoeira

Rio De Janeiro

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Grupo Senzala De Capoeira - ABP Argentina

Buenos Aires

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