3-Top Demo-Capoeira

Focus: Our focus is to show how Capoeria has developed since the slaves discovered it 400 years ago. We will show how it has moved on to being a martial arts dance and its popularity in the modern societies.

Interview List (names are still to be determined):

1) Two Capoeria Mestres
2) Capoeirists
3) Audience Reaction

Potential Shot List: Mainly of the interviewees if possible
• Xcu: hand movements and facial expressions
• Cu: their “dance moves”
• ls: of their dance through out the whole video
• ws: the two people around offs
• Xws: the whole group forming the circle
• Ms: the complete dance
• Ms: people clapping
• Cu: the musical instruments
• Ls: the whole formation
• Cu: reactions of consents while others are performing
• Zo: centre of the dance to a wide view where the group is left in the distance
• Many shots of these varieties from different sources along with different camera angles

  • Try out a different “sequence shot” by capturing one person’s dance from different angles and try to combine the different angles to see if we can get a 3d effect*

Potential Story Line:

Sound-up: show the dance with people clapping, cheering and the music in the background (camera angle effect if possible)
Viz: a performance shot with low-key music in the background
V/O: “ This is an extraordinary Afro-Brazilian art form discovered by the slaves over 400 years ago. The power and the strength of the performers are hidden between the dance moves”

Interview clip #1 – Interview with the Capoeiria mestre about how Capoeiria is adapted in the modern world

Viz: students walking around in their classroom and setting up for the class
V/O: African slaves discovered Capoeiria 400 years ago. And when owners of the sugar cane fields realized the power of Capoeiria, they began to punish those practiced it, sometimes killed them as well.

Interview clip #2: Capoeiria mestre about the history conditions

Sound bite: dancing with 3-second sound bite
V/O: Mestre Bimba with his love for the art was able to turn Capoeiria into Brazil’s national sport. It has come a long way since then. Currently it exists in more than six countries. New members come on board every class.

Interview clip #3: Students talking about their experience in the new classrooms

Viz: the second mestre talking to his students, actions
V/O: Mestre_ says teaching and following the mission statement has become an important part of his life.

Interview Clip #4: Mestre describes the mission of the Capoeiria Institute
Viz: a zoom out of the dance to the point where the group its left out in the distance
V/O: The Capoeiria community is growing strong and more powerful with time.

Shooting Schedule
We have not set up a shooting schedule yet, but we will be contacting them as soon as possible and getting the date together. But, we did find out that the Capoeiria class no longer exists at Sheridan because there weren’t enough members to make a team this year.

Pre-Interview Questions for the Mestres:

1) Can you tell us about the history of his sport?
2) Why are you passionate about Capoeiria?
3) Is this support carried tough through generations in your family?
4) What is the mission of this school?
5) How long have you been teaching Capoeiria?
6) How long did it take you to become a mestre?
7) What message do you give to your student?
8) What is your best teaching experience? The worst?

Interview Questions for the students:

1) Why did you decided to learn Capoeiria? What inspired you?
2) How long have you been taking classes?
3) Is a generation link with Capoeiria?
4) Why do you like this sport?

Capoeira Angola Centre Ori
Class: Tuesday (8-10 pm), Thursday (7:30-9:30) and Saturday (11am to 1pm)
898b St. Clair Ave West. 2nd floor. Toronto. Ontario. Canada. M6C 1C5.
email:eyoorun[at]gmail.com 40 mins away
Class: Tuesday (8-10 pm), Thursday (7:30-9:30) and Saturday (11am to 1pm)

Axe Capoeira
2505 Dunwin Drive
15 mins away
Class: VARIOUS (advanced Monday 6:50 – 7:30) Tuesday (open 7-8pm)
Marcos Martins
"Professor Paraiba"
647.340.2293 (academy) 
647.829.4293 (cel)