Capoeira e Religiosidade

by Dolf van der Schoot


Capoeira e Religiosidade – Espiritualidade


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Capoeira e Religiosidade – Espiritualidade


For those who move within the world of capoeira, religion and spirituality always seem to be present; for some more people, for some less. But within the history of capoeira and within the practice of capoeira, there are traces – elements – of them. Traits that arouse curiosity and lead to reflection on the subject.

What are the connections between capoeira and the various religions that form part of the culture from which it comes? Does capoeira bring with it a certain religiosity, or do we speak of spirituality? And what does this have to do with the dissemination of this Brazilian art worldwide? Some issues that this book addresses, thus contributing to a struggle that goes beyond art.



Dolf Van Der Schoot

Professor Filósofo - (Holland, 1979) started capoeira in 1999 with master Vladimir (Batuque capoeira), and shortly thereafter moved to Amsterdam, where he continued with Mestre Marreta (Berimbau de Ouro), his master to this day. He has performed in several capoeira events in Europe and Brazil. He currently lives in Aljezur, Portugal, where he teaches capoeira.   Dolf van der Schoot holds master's degrees in Political Science, Philosophy, and Education (University of Amsterdam) and is a philosophy professor in secondary education in Portugal. He is doing his PhD in philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Weight 0.175 kg
Dimensions 10 × 17 × 1 cm


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