Capoeira is a combat dance which afro-brazil slaves developed in their resistance. Acrobatics mixes itself in attack and defence with dance full and playful elements. The play follows the rhythm of traditional live music of the Capoeiristas (Capoeira - player) and is in pairs delivered. Capoeira was forbidden for centuries. Nevertheless the legendary Mestre Bimba created the first Capoeira School in the 30's of the last century in Salvador/Bahia. Many years later the Capoeira was officially permitted. But even than Capoeira was only played by the poor, black lower layer people. Today Capoeira is considered as national sport and is one the large cultural inheritance of Brazil.
In the middle of the 80's Capoeira also became popular outside of the borders of Brazil. The mixture of combat, dance, acrobatics and music makes it possible for us to find a way into the culture. The culture which finds its expression with the body as an instrument. They are to main types of Capoeira. Capoeira Angola is the rather playful and at the ground delivered one. Capoeira Regional is more dynamic, in which kicks and an increasing, fast play determine the rhythm.