Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande


Capoeira Angola Fall Conference at UIUC

October 19-22, 2017







We are excited to announce our Capoeira Angola  Fall Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University, October 19-22, 2017, presented by Denis of Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande Champaign IL and the Capoeira Club at UIUC. Please join us for a fabulous weekend of celebrating Brazilian culture. We are honored to have Great Mestre João Grande, and Professora Slivana. We will have workshops in Capoeira Angola movement/Music and Afro-Brazilian dance Samba workshop. We are hoping that you and your energy will be part of the weekend!

Mestre João Grande (Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande)
Professora Slivana (Samba Dance)

Event Schedule


Thursday, October 19th
Capoeira Angola Center IL
7:00-9:00pm – Capoeira Angola Movement & Music class

Friday, October 20th
Next Generation Preschool
9:30-10:15am – Public Engagement Capoeira Angola Performance

Illini Union Quad West side (if weather permits)
12:00-1:00pm – Capoeira Angola Roda

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
6:00-7:00pm – Afro-Brazilian Dance Samba workshop (All Levels)
7:00-9:00pm – UIUC – Capoeira Angola Movement & Music class*

Saturday, October 21st
Lincoln Square Mall Urbana
10:00-11:00pm – Public Engagement Kids Capoeira Angola Movement/Roda
11:00am-12:30pm – Capoeira Angola Movement Class*
12:30-2:30pm Break Cultural Lunch

UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
3:00-4:00pm – Maculelê Afro- Stick Dance
4:0-6:00pm – Capoeira Movement & Capoeira Roda*
8:00pm – Cultural Dinner, Capoeira Angola Center

Sunday, October 22nd
UIUC Dance Dept. Nevada B Studio
9:30-10:15am Yogo class with Kristina Reese
10:30-12:30pm – Capoeira Movement Class*

1:00-2:00pm – Break
Capoeira Angola Center IL
2:00-4:00pm Capoeira Angola Closing Roda*

Location of Event

Address Locations:

UIUC Dance Department Nevada B
907 1/2 West Nevada Street,
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Krannert Performing Art Center- DRR Room
Stage Floor Room
500 South Goodwin Ave,
Urbana, IL 61801

Illinois Union Quad
1401 W. Green Street,
Urbana, IL 61801

Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
122 W. Main Street,
Urbana, IL 61801

Lincoln Square (East Wing)
201 Lincoln Square,
Urbana, IL 61801

Sponsors :
Paid for by the Students Cultural Programming Fee
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
Center of World Music
Capoeira Club at UIUC
UIUC Dance Department
Students of Capoeira Angola Center Illinois
Art Coop Inc

Free for UIUC students with a UIUC Student ID
Free for ISU students with ISU Student ID

Full event $100.00
T-shirt $15.00 if paid for full event
T-shirt $20 without event

Prices for per-day rate

Thursday $50.00
Friday $60.00
Saturday $85.00
Sunday $60.00
*Samba dance workshop free for community members*

Instructors, Treinels, Professores and Contra-Mestres, remember this fee is an investment and a donation to support Capoeira Angola!

Dress Code *
For Capoeira Angola workshops only
– Flat sole shoes
– T-shirt that can be tucked into your pants
– athletic pants or White pants
– Tank tops not allowed

Limited Housing is available on a first come basis. Please email us for more information.

Airbnb Champaign

Hotel/Lodging Information:
There are several hotels/motels a very short distance from the Event.
Hotels range from $55-up per night.
Since Champaign/Urbana is a small town you can try Internet sites that offer discounts on hotels/motels.

Travel Information:
If you are traveling via plane here is a list of nearby airports:
CMI- Willard Airport Champaign IL (15 minutes away)
BMI- Bloomington Airport Bloomington IL (1 hr away)
MDW- Midway Airport Chicago IL (2 ½ – 3 hrs away)
ORD- O‘Hare Airport Chicago IL (2 ½ – 3 hrs away)

There are shuttles that leave for BMI, MDW, and ORD and come straight to Champaign. The price ranges from $30 to $50 each way.
Shuttle – illini shuttle-
Mega Bus –
Amtrak –
Greyhound –
Peoria Charter –
Car Rental – is available to and from airports

If you have any questions regarding the event or travel, please feel free to contact us via e-mail or
Denis or Aisha – 217-721-0887

Hope to see you there!
Denis and Capoeira Angola Center Illinois Students

 _DSC2706_DSC0564_DSC2544m. joao grande/music class 2013farmer market roda denis tiago_DSC4011 Official Roda Every Sunday 3-6pm
Please wear your white shirts and white pants only. Bring a snack to share. Please feel free to invite a friends.
Click here to find pictures of Mestre


Past Events

July 11th 2pm-3pm- Champaign Library Capoeira Angola workshop/Roda presentation
 11th Annual International Capoeira Conference at the University of Illinois – pictures


spanish-camp-sm-poster13-200x300  Cultural Summer Camp

Session I June 10 – 14th
Session II July 15 – 19th
Session III Aug 5 – 9th
Click here to view flier
Click here to view pictures
Sweetcorn Festival

August 24th – 12pm Roda Presentation
 Children’s Workshop/Roda at Uptown Circle Bloomington/Normal
6:30pm -children’s workshop Uptown Normal Roundabout