Participatory work

Capoeira painting project, 2006 - 2007

A community of people creating dynamic paintings using their hands and feet while moving to Capoeira rhythms, interacting with each other to produce a visual performance and fresh, spontaneous paintings.

The spirit of the Capoeira game is manifest in the painting and as I played Capoeira for many years myself, I wanted to explore and address some deeper subjects connected Capoeira and the nature of creativity.

Performances:

2007 - Portobello film festival, Notting Hill, London

2006 - Brasil Brasileiro Carnival, Sadler’s Wells, London

2006 - Rhythms of the World festival, Hitchin

2006 - The Kingston Green Fayre, Kingston-upon-Thames

The work was conceived and directed by me and performed by Mestre Axé and members of Capoeira Palmares group.

View video of the last performance at Portobello Film Festival here

All images copyright of Tom O Norman 2019

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