Thanks for joining us in this world class
event. Capoeira has been
growing for the last 10 years in
NZ through this event we can not only benefit greatly from our experience of it
but bring Capoeira to a much wider audience.
Here’s some stuff you should know
You can take still
photos of the event. Video/film
footage is another story however.
Last year the agreement was that any videos taken belonged to C.P. and a copy was to be sent/given to Professor Brabo. That didn’t really work that well.
There was unanimous agreement at the time but little action followed it up. Please respect the intellectual property of the
So this year: if you
take photos, especially digital ones, please please send copies of good ones to
[email protected] . If you are
dead keen on doing some video, here’s how it’ll work: There will be a limited number of
Apply to Brabo ASAP if you want to be one. C.P. will provide you with blank tapes. Let Brabo know what you’ll
need. When you have finished
filming these tapes are returned to C.P. straightaway (at the event, not ‘in a coupla weeks
idea is to put together a video that each C.P. centre can use to aid
- bring your own bedding (ie sleeping bag) and, ideally, a sleeping mat (there will be
mattresses for about half the people, first in first served).
We will be sleeping in the Hall this
year, which during the day will be
used for classes. You will need to
put your (sleeping) gear away
during the day. There will be
space for it on the hall’s stage.
Stuff left lying around during the day will be collected and put into
one big bag. So
unless you want to embrace full socialist idealism and share/lose your stuff
then please put it away in the morning an hour
before the morning class starts.
The hall is designated a quiet/sleep zone
from 22.00 each night. Even if you
are a night owl please respect other people’s exhaustion and need for
some shut eye.
Punctuality and the Schedule - Capoeiristas in these parts have
never put the “P” word at the top of the list. However, this year the event has grown
even bigger than last year and to make it work we all need to keep to the timetable. That will mean getting up on time in
the hall, arriving to classes and
finishing them at given times etc.
Each and everyone of us has the power to make this event great or just
soso. So please bring your cooperative attitude.
Observing Cultural Sensitivity - Please be aware that we are using a
marae as the center of of our
encounter. There are certain
protocols with being in such a space, such as no alcohol, no shoes, food or
drinks in the meeting house, no
bums on tables, etc. Such behaviours are offensive to Maori
on a marae. Sure we all make
mistakes, and if you see someone making a booboo then give them a friendly word
to make them aware.
Eating - There will
be 3 meals a day, catering for vegetarians and omnivores alike.
Breakfast - Brazillian Hotel
Style 9.00 - 9.45
Lunch - a light meal. 12.00
- 13.00 (except Friday see schedule)
- All the classics like Akareje, feijoada . Times will vary, see schedule.
If you have specific dietary needs please let us know (as early as possible) and we will try
to accommodate these.
If you are fairly new to Capoeira then do ask lots of questions
and make use of the opportunity to learn not only from the Mestres but the
For Capoeiristas of old, try to cast your mind back to when you
started. That awkward feeling of
knowing neither the moves nor the people. For us to grow as a club and organisation it is really
important to make new members feel welcome and appreciated. This is not to say that it
doesn’t already happen but just to raise awareness of its importance.
Out of respect to the Mestres, ,
please be on time (to make things work) and wear Capoeira gear (shameless plug:
it will be on sale there).
There will be a range of different
classes such as Angola, Regional, Makulele, Woman’s, Showtime
Which class you go
to is up to you, but bear in mind that there will be a large range of
experience and ability in the people present. In large classes like these it’s not possible to get a
lot of special attention if you’re struggling to keep up.
: As soon as you arrive please register so we know who’s here and to prove that you have paid you will receive a funky wristband. Please make sure that you wear this at
all times. This is the only way we
can ensure you have paid and thus protect your investment in this event. If you should lose it then let us know asap. If you know people who haven’t
paid please let us know and we’ll talk to them nicely
- Here are some “Bring Things”:
white C.P. T- shirt and white pants for c.formal Rodas.
extra $$$$ for an upgrade in your p.c. C.P. fashion selection and musical
instruments, CDs etc. Both Brabo’s Bazaar and
Mestre’s Merchandise will be available
note book and pen for writing down sequencias and similar. Might seem geeky but you may
congratulate yourself later.
This event is not a money-spinner. On the contrary, we have tried to keep prices as low as
possible, and on the off-chance that
it makes any money this will go back into Capoeira Pasifika, making it more likely that we can do it
again the next year. Hence we all
need to pitch in to make it work, doing things like cleaning, kitchen help,
dishwashing etc. You will
find this is a great way of meeting (more) people too.