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The ANGÁ Capoeira group was formed in 2018 by Master Maxuel and his students. Maxuel is a student of Mestre Railson from the group Capoeira Sul da Bahia. Its objective is to support the development of the members by the creation of new projects through a collective organization. It is present in Brazil, Chile, Peru, France, the United States, Kuwait, French Guyana, Mozambique and England.
Mestre Maxuel Moreira is the director and creator of Angá Capoeira, he was born on July 13, 1978 in Bahia, Brazil. He began practicing Capoeira at the age of five with Mestre Railson in Arraial D'Ajuda, Brazil. In March 1997 he emigrated to Santiago Chile with the purpose of teaching Capoeira. He lived in Chile for 10 year creating one of the most popular and renowned Capoeira groups in Chile with hundreds of members around all the country.
He performed on several important places such a tv shows, government events, embassies etc. He also set up social work in the slums of Santiago, to promote social integration and equality. In January 2006, Maxuel moved to Paris, France expanding even more his career and within a few years become one of the most popular Capoeiristas in Paris. In 2010 he opened his Capoeira Studio in Paris. Mestre Maxuel moved to
Philadelphia in 2016, where he teaches capoeira classes for children and adults.
He also taught workshops at the 'Global Philadelphia' Association (see articles
in the Huffington Post and The Philadelphia Tribune) and Penn Museum. He participated in Capoeira demonstrations at the Barnes Foundation, Kimmel Center, City Hall an Penn's Landing (among other places).
Batizado France 2016
In Capoeira, the 'rope' ('corda') that is worn around the waist represents one's level and responsibilities as a capoeirista. We get the rope during the 'Batizado' or baptism, which is held annually in the fall. It's a great festival that brings together the Masters and Teachers from several countries. After a week of workshops and capoeira circles, our guests play with each student and tie their new belts on during a spectacular show to which relatives and friends are invited.
In Angá Capoeira, the colors of the ropes symbolize the various components of nature, forming a balanced set.
M. Maxuel ©