A Capoeira batizado is an annual graduation ceremony celebrating the progress that students have made over the past year. Mestres and teachers from other groups are invited to teach workshops which allows an extraordinary exchange of information while allowing students to come in contact with the many cultural aspects of capoeira. Batizado is a chance for students to progress to a higher graduation, or receive their first cord. When a student is first baptized in capoeira he or she receives a nickname or apelido, chosen by the Mestres and teachers involved. Capoeira Ache Brasil batizados take place over a weekend where workshops are taught on Friday and Saturday and the final batizado ceremony is held on Sunday afternoon. Family and friends may attend the show and ceremony on Sunday which is open to the public. Batizado is a very important event for capoeiristas and everyone should do their very best to attend!
Capoeira Aché Brasil Calgary Batizado e Troca de Cordas
June 15-17, 2018
We are very excited to invite everybody to our Batizado weekend event that will hold Capoeira workshops for beginners, advanced and
kids, Rodas, parties and the belt graduation ceremony.
We have worked really hard to bring many high level Capoeira teachers from all over Canada to come share knowledge and add their
energy and experience to our event.
Spaces on the bus and potential accommodations are limited. To secure a spots ahead of time please register online.
Friday June 15th
All ages beginners class – 6:45pm-8:30pm at the University of Calgary Kinesiology building in the Multi-Purpose Room (KNA 162)
Adult advanced class – 6:45pm-8:30pm at the University of Calgary Kinesiology building’s basement in room (KNB 70)
Weekend Opening Roda 8:40pm at the University of Calgary Kinesiology building’s basement in room (KNB 70)
Saturday June 16th
School bus pickup – 11am at Crowfoot Rona parking lot (90 Crowfoot Way NW, Calgary)
Beginners and advanced classes – 1:30pm-4:15pm at the Lake Louise Rec center (101 Village Rd, Lake Louise, AB)
Food break at the Rec center 4:15pm-5pm
Bus ride to Lake Louise 5pm-5:20pm
Open Roda in front of Lake Louise 5:45pm
Bus ride from Lake Louise back to the Rona Parking lot in Crowfoot, Calgary 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sunday June 17th
All ages beginner class – 10am-11am at the Capoeira Aché Brasil Calgary Academy (3811 Edmonton Trail NE Calgary, AB)
Adult advanced class – 10am-11am at the Lunchbox Theatre (160 115 9 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2G 0P5)
Capoeira Aché Brasil Calgary Batizado e Troca de Cordas ceremony at the Lunchbox Theatre (160 115 9 Avenue SE Calgary)
Theatre doors open at 12:30am, event starts at 1pm.
Click here to view the most detailed newsletter breakdown of the event.