Art of Resistance - Capoeira Angola Conference at UIUC

Event Information
Event Date: 
October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm - October 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
multiple locations

The Capoeira Club at UIUC and Capoeira Angola Center -IL led by Denis Chiaramonte are excited by the opportunity to have Mestre João Grande return to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from October 20th - 23rd, 2016, for a fabulous weekend of celebrating Brazilian culture. We are honored to have the Great Mestre João Grande leading workshops in Capoeira Angola movement and music workshops. Please view the schedule and information below.

Mestre João Grande (Brasil, New York City, NY)


Thursday, October 20th
Unit One /Allen Hall
6:00 – 7:00pm – Maculelê – Afro-stick dance Workshop led by Mestre João Grande

Capoeira Angola Center – Illinois
7:00 – 9:00pm Capoeira Angola Movement Class

Friday, October 21st
Illini Union Quad (if weather permits)
12:00 – 1:00pm Capoeira Angola Roda presentation

UIUC Dance Department Nevada B
6:00 – 8:00pm Capoeira Angola Movement class
8:00 – 9:00pm Capoeira Angola Music Class/Roda

Saturday, October 22nh
Lincoln Square Mall West Wing
10:00 – 10:30am Kids Capoeira Angola/ Maculele class
10:30 – 11:00am Roda Presentation
11:00 – 1:00pm Capoeira Angola Adult Movement class

UIUC Dance Department Nevada B
2:00 – 3:00pm Cultural Lunch
3:00 – 4:00pm Music Workshop and Lecture “Capoeira Angola Art of Resistance”
4:00 – 6:00pm Capoeira Angola Movement class
6:00 – 7:00pm Capoeira Angola Roda

Sunday, October 23th
UIUC Dance Department Nevada B
10:00am – 12:00pm Capoeira Angola Movement workshop
Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
1:00-2:00pm -Maculele Class lead by Mestre João Grande
2:00 – 4:00pm Capoeira Angola Roda
4:00-6:00pm – Potluck

Address Locations:

Unit One /Allen Hall
Main Lounge
1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801

UIUC Dance Department Nevada B
907 West Nevada Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Illini Union – Quad (if weather permits)
1401 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Lincoln Square (West Wing)
201 Lincoln Square,
Urbana, IL 61801

Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
122 W. Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL 61821


Paid for by the Students Cultural Programming fee
Capoeira Club at UIUC
Dance at Illinois
Students of Capoeira Angola Center Champaign Illinois

Free for UIUC student with a UIUC Student ID

Full event $100.00

Prices for per-day rate

Thursday $50.00
Friday $60.00
Saturday $85.00
Sunday $60.00

Instructors, Treinels, Professores and Contra-Mestres, remember this fee is an investment and a donation to support the Capoeira Angola!

Dress Code *
For Capoeira Angola workshops only
– Flat sole shoes
– T-shirt that can be tucked into your pants
– Capoeira Angola or dress pants
– Tank tops not allowed


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