CAPOEIRA CENTER NEW YORK - BROOKLYN OUTREACH PROGRAM

MISSION

Teach the art of Capoeira to youth in underserved Brooklyn communities as a form of cultural enrichment.

OBJECTIVES

  • Hold class twice weekly in a community space teaching capoeira techniques as form of martial arts and music.

  • Teach community / cooperation amongst the youth providing the understanding and importance of give and take and call and response through playing the game of capoeira.

  • Connect the youth to the greater capoeira community encouraging participation from capoeiristas in the NYC area.

  • Provide a community for the kids to support each other, learn and grow together.

The Brooklyn Outreach program is directed by Amir Reavis-Bey. Amir Reavis-Bey, known in the Capoeira community as "Maromba", began his capoeira training in 2003 and has trained under Professor Tiba Vieira of Capoeira Luanda at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Extension in New York City since 2004.  Geek by day, Amir is a Software Engineer and Civic Technologist; he builds web applications to improve how local governments service their citizens, increasing data transparency and fostering civic engagement. Amir has practiced the art of Capoeira in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia), Spain, France and throughout the United States. He has taught as a guest Capoeira teacher in numerous cities including Denver, Charlotte, Oakland and Atlanta.  While residing in Atlanta (2009 - 2010), Amir regularly held classes teaching capoeira to adults and youths in under-resourced communities. Currently Amir assists and often leads classes at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Extension.  Amir achieved the rank of capoeira Instructor in 2015.