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Thu, Jun 08


The Capoeira Spot

3-Day Capoeira Encounter

Capoeira workshop and roda with guest mestre (to be announced) for visiting capoeiristas

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3-Day Capoeira Encounter
3-Day Capoeira Encounter

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2023, 6:00 PM – Jun 10, 2023, 11:00 PM

The Capoeira Spot, 2008 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018, USA

About the event

2023 marks 20 years since CapoeiraDC was established as a non-profit organization here in Washington, DC by Contra Mestre Morcego and Professora Borboleta, with six others. Since our founding, we have grown to empower thousands of youth, adults, and families across the District with capoeira's art form of liberation.

We are holding our biggest Axé Fest to celebrate our 20 years, including a three-day encounter with workshops and LOTS of roda.

Thursday 6/8

6pm-10pm - Capoeira workshops and roda at The Capoeira Spot

Friday 6/9

10am-2pm - Capoeira workshops and roda at The Capoeira Spot

7pm-10pm - Theatre show, "Evolução: A Journey in Capoeira's History of Revolution," followed by reception with live music, at THEARC Black Box Theatre

Saturday 6/10

10am-2pm - Workshops at The Capoeira Spot

2pm-5pm - Roda at The Capoeira Spot

5pm-end - Party


  • Mestre Lobão
  • Mestre Mariano
  • Mestra Tigresa
  • Mestre Alegria
  • Mestre Gaivota
  • Mestre Sapo
  • Mestre Omi
  • Mestre Malandro
  • Mestre Folclore
  • Contra Mestre Macaco
  • Contra Mestra Amazonas
  • Contra Mestra Cocada
  • Professor Sarara

CapoeiraDC instructors:

  • Contra Mestre Morcego
  • Professora Borboleta
  • Professora Espoleta
  • Professora Esquilo
  • Instrutor Caranguejo
  • Instrutor Feijaozinho
  • Instrutor DJ
  • Instrutor Sargento
  • Instrutor Doutor
  • Instrutora Bambu

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed by African warriors enslaved in Brazil and used to fight for their freedom, preserving their lives and culture. Today, we practice, preserve, and promote this liberating art form, empowering our community to grow stronger together.

Thank you to the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities for supporting this event!


  • Thursday 6/8 Workshops & Roda

    +$1.25 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Fri 6/9 Workshops, Roda, Show

    +$1.88 service fee
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  • Saturday 6/10 Encounter

    +$2.50 service fee
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  • Friday + Saturday Package

    +$4.00 service fee
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  • Thurs, Fri, Sat Package

    +$5.00 service fee
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