FORBIDDEN DANCE

Capoeira is “a 400-year-old Brazilian martial art that arrived in North America only 25 years ago. Developed by slaves as a weapon to strike for their freedom, it was outlawed in Brazil for such a long time – it only became legal in the 1930s – that in order to survive it was disguised as dance. The outcome is an exhilarating art form that in North America has undergone yet another metamorphosis.” The Globe & Mail (Canada) 01/26/02

Source: The Globe and Mail