“There are many reasons that small business owners of color—like Jessica de Lima-Moran, who’s Brazilian, and her husband Sean Moran, who’s black—will have to fight especially hard to survive the economic effects of COVID-19.”
“I first started doing Capoeira when I was in my mom’s belly. She was doing Capoeira when she was seven months pregnant. I think it helped me with the show because Capoeira helps me control my body.”
“It not only imparts strength of a martial artist but also coordination of a dancer, flexibility of a gymnast, endurance of a marathon runner and rhythmic sense of a musician,” explains Reza Baba gleefully.
At about 10 a.m. young capoeira students from Omulu Capoeira in downtown Oakland performed in front of a small crowd.
Founded in 1997 under the artistic direction of Linda Yudin and Luiz Badaró, the Los Angeles-based Viver Brasil captivates audiences with its irrepressible blend of bold Afro-Brazilian dance theater and exuberant physicality, power, and passion drawn from orixa movement and rhythms, samba, capoeira, dança afro and bloco afro styles.