Unção at the Venture Outdoors Festival!

Oi, gente!  Unção Capoeira will be performing capoeira and maculele all day–plus teaching a FREE workshop–this coming Saturday, May 19, at the Venture Outdoors Festival at Point State Park!  Check us out anytime between about 12 noon and 5pm.  See you there!

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Announcement: Kids Capoeira Class Beginning June 16!

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Unção Media: Finally, more pics from our recent batizado!

 

Maculele

Capoeira

 

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Unção Media: Pics from our recent batizado!

Here’s a shot of the group that came out to support us at our first batizado in March, 2012.  Thanks to all!  More pictures will be posted soon.  Axé!

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Upcoming event: Batizado e troca de corda, March 16-17

Cost will be $85 for the full weekend.  For more information, please email capoeirapittsburgh@gmail.com, and put “batizado” in the subject line.  Axé!

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Unção Media: Images from Unção’s 5th Anniversary Gala

Oi, capoeiristas!  Please enjoy these images from our 5th anniversary gala that took place on December 3 at BYS Yoga!

The event was a huge success, thanks to the participation of a number of Unção and visiting capoeiristas, Ana Paola and the Brazil Nuts Dance Troupe from Pitt, Tracie Yorke and her Brazilian samba students, and lots of guests and community members.  Special thanks also to Kristi Rogers & her husband Jody, owners of BYS, for supporting the event.  Thanks also to capoeiristas Olha for taking these photos, and Punketa for selecting the winning images for this post.

The event kicked off with food, drinks, and socializing!

The event featured an open roda, in which not only seasoned capoeiristas, but also novices, participated:

An open maculele roda:

A special guest performance by the Brazil Nuts Dance Group from Pitt:

…the audience was riveted!!

And at the end of the evening, Tracie Yorke led the group in an amazing samba workshop!  Everyone got sweaty and had fun.

Obrigada again to everyone who helped make this event a super success.  Salve e muito axé!!!

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Announcement: Winter recess & spring class schedule

Oi, capoeiristas:

Our final class before the winter break will be on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:15pm in Bellefield Hall.  Classes will resume in 2012 on Saturday, January 7 at BYS Yoga.  The spring class schedule will remain the same as the fall term–we’ll continue to meet Tue & Thurs at 7:15pm at Bellefield, and Saturdays at 11:45am at BYS Yoga on the South Side.  Please feel free to email capoeirapittsburgh.com for more information.

Boas festas e feliz ano novo!!

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Upcoming event: 5th Anniversary Party & Open House!

Oi, capoeiristas:

This year, Unção Capoeira is celebrating it’s 5th year of existence here in Pittsburgh!  We are super excited to have spent five years bringing the art and philosophy of capoeira to the Pittsburgh community.  Over these years, Unção has performed at and taught workshops for countless community events and local schools.  Our performances have benefited the work of many fine Pittsburgh-area organizations, including The Salvation Army, the YMCA, and Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, “Brazil Nuts” Portuguese Club, and Campus Women’s Organization, among others.

Come help us celebrate this amazing accomplishment at our anniversary party and open house on Saturday, December 3 from 6:30-9:30pm at BYS Yoga.  The party will feature an open roda, maculele, samba, and lots of food & yummy drinks!  $5 suggested donation at the door–abada optional!

Thanks to “Italiano” for designing our cool flyer!

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Upcoming Event: Unção at PANDEMIC Dance Party!

Oi, capoeiristas!  Come join the crew on Friday, November 4 as we perform capoeira at the “Pandemic” Dance Party at Brillo Box in Lawrenceville.  It will be a raucous good time with DJ Joro Boro spinnin’ “etnoteck, glitch-folk, and post national bass.”  Party at 10pm, capoeira ’round 11:30 or midnight. All proceeds from the event will go to support Grupo Unção’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza Party on December 3.  Axé, & thanks for your support!!

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The Most Amazing Race!

Oi, capoeiristas!  Last Saturday, October 1, Unção Capoeira Pittsburgh participated in The Most Amazing Race of Pittsburgh, a charity event benefiting The Salvation Army. In downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square, members of Unção taught teams of two to perform a couple of capoeira movements that they then performed in the capoeira circle, or “roda.”  Despite the cold & rainy weather, we had a great time playing capoeira and supporting our local community!

Unção greeters met the racers here and taught them capoeira movements.

Racers then moved on to the roda to demonstrate what they’d learned.

By the end of the morning, we were chilly, but in good spirits!

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