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.
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.