Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art!

by George Ancona

With origins in Brazil, capoeira has become widespread in the United States... read more

With origins in Brazil, capoeira has become widespread in the United States and other countries among both children and adults. A blend of dance and martial art, participants compete to outmaneuver each other in a graceful exchange performed to musical accompaniment that establishes the rhythm of each game. George Ancona’s appealing, high-interest photodocumentary offers insight into both the movements and the music in capoeira , as well as its history and traditions. Ancona’s photos and narrative follow a group of young students here in the United States, as well as their instructors, who journey to Brazil in order to learn and to teach. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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