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Capoeira

June 5, 2007

From this too, May 14, 2006

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The Capoeiristas were in Trafalgar Square when we came out of the National Gallery on the first day of wrinkled teeshirts and bare arms blinking in the sunshine and temptation to idleness. Young and multi-ethnic, enviably limber and energetic, they stood round in a circle drumming while two and two and two came forward to perform their teasing acrobatic duets. We watched them for a long time, lulled by warmth and flesh and rhythm, drawn into the shapes and patterns of their strength and playfulness.

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by Jean Morris

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  1. June 8, 2007 at 10:52 am

    A fascinating photo essay … shadow dancing acrobats. And in London on a balmy blissful day (or was it the warmth of the performance that made it so?)

  2. June 8, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    I remember this and it’s even better in second sight. A visual book, a performance, a film, a poem.

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