Global Arts: Cultural Literacy & Heritage
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MARTIAL ARTS: COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Learning the fundamentals of these two martial arts forms helps students identify the philosophical and physical commonalities and differences between the two. Martial Arts: Compare and Contrast is a great series for an after-school program or community event.
Chinese Arts Council
Chinese American Arts Council whose artist trained in China and who were stars of the Beijing and Shaoxing Opera Troupes. Recipients of numerous awards for their work in China, these artists specialize in warrior roles and are skilled in many styles of theatrical martial arts. Their performances and workshops introduce students and teachers to works from the Beijing, Shaoxing, Kun and Cantonese Opera repertories.
Capoeira Luanda aka The Capoeira Foundation is under the direction of Mestre Jelon Viera. As founder and artistic director of The Capoeira Foundation and Dance Brazil, he and the late Loremil Machado were the first artists to bring traditional Afro-Brazilian dance and Capoeira to the United States over thirty years ago. Capoeira Luanda artists trained in Brazil and established in New York incorporate the values of self-esteem and discipline in the Latin American Studies programs.