Gingarte Capoeira Women’s Performance

Lecture Series

March 8, 2014

6:00 - 9:00pm

Assembly Hall

Gingarte Capoeira's dance and martial arts company performs under the leadership of Mestre Marisa Cordeiro, who ranks among the highest female capoeiristas in the United States and is the founder of the first capoeira organization in Chicago. Hailing from Curvelo, Brasil, she is well respected both in the U.S. and Brasil as a pioneer for women in capoeira.


The history of capoeira is rooted in the rich African traditions brought to Brazil by enslaved Africans, dating back nearly 500 years. This performance is part of a larger weekend of workshops and discussions in capoeira, music and dance. Great for families and audiences of all ages. Visit us at


Open to the public.


$15 General Admission, $5 Students with UCID.


Presented by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series and Gingarte Capoeira.