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About the eventThe 4th annual Capoeira Women's Encounter really is YOUR event. It is a celebration of women through Capoeira, dance, music and unity. Especially with all the incredible energy that's been building through women's marches and events throughout the globe, we want to come together, show our strength, build support and continue to cultivate the role of women in Capoeira and the world!

The theme of the event this year is "Capoeira - Alegria Paz Amor e Harmonia" ~Capoeira - Happiness, Peace, Love and Harmony" and each workshop or Roda will focus on incorporating one of these principles into your Capoeira. It's an unmissable opportunity to step up your game, build your skill set, make connections, and have an amazing, fun experience surrounded by Capoeristas supporting women!


Men, Women and Children are invited to attend, participate or just watch. We will have workshops, Rodas, Vendors, and giveaways.


Date: March 4, 2017


Joffrey Ballet Center

434 Avenue of the Americas (at W.10th Street, next to Umami Burger)

3rd Floor

New York, NY USA


Contramestre Tigresa

Women's Encounter 2017

Registration and Info Page

Contra-Mestra Tigresa is the highest ranking female instructor in Washington State. She has 25 Years of instructional experience and founded Sina de Capoeira in 2015. She managed the 1st Brazilian National Capoeira Tournament (Ipatinga, Minas Gerais (MG), Brazil / 2000) and has been recognized Capoeirista Highlight by Sports Press. She’s known worldwide for her workshops that pushes her students to overcome the physical and mental limits they place on themselves while maintaining her famous patience and humor!

Professora Rouxinol

Professora Rouxinol is committed to making capoeira accessible for children and adults of all fitness levels. Raised in rural Liberia, urban Kenya, and upstate New York, her cross-cultural upbringing and diverse athletic training inspire her dynamic fitness programs, as creative as they are challenging, which emphasize the connection between strength and active mobility


With nearly twenty years of capoeira experience, her holistic approach to the discipline and her belief that capoeira can be the gateway to healthier, more productive habits have led her to develop innovative exercises that focus on proper alignment, increased flexibility and a strong core.  Her exposure to diverse cultures and communities profoundly shapes her belief in the strength and beauty of every unique human body, regardless of athletic ability and appearance!

Janette Silva

Bring more JOY into your life with Samba – the Heartbeat of Rio’s Carnaval and the most popular dance rhythm of Brazil!  Janete Silva is a Dancer, choreographer, Performer and educator from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She has studied dance since childhood and her professional training includes Afro-Brazilian Traditional dances, Ballet, Modern, Capoeira, Silva Technique (Fuzion of Capoeira and Dance) and Silvestre Technique. Janete has performed with many acclaimed local and international Companies, including Bale Folclórico da Bahia (Brazil), DanceBrazil (New York), Bahia Brazil (Los Angeles), and Orquestra Popular da Bahia. For more about Janete, check out:

Schedule of Events:

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Registration Open

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Workshop 1 - Professora Rouxinol - Capoeira


2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop 2  - Janete Silva - Samba


4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Workshop 3 - Contramestre Tigresa - Capoeira


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Open Roda


9:30 PM - 2:00 AM

After party


Contact Information:

Sarah Buchbinder

732-642-9915 or


Ticket Prices:

General Admission tickets include: Admission, 3 Workshops, Rodas, T Shirt & Admission to Afterparty


o   Mestres, Contra-Mestres – Free Admission

o   Professors who bring 3 students – Free Admission

o   Early Bird Entry – Register before February 11 - $75

o   General Admission – After February 11 - $90

o   If you cannot attend but wish to show your support with a donation, your contribution will go directly to making this event the best it can be. Please click  the *Donate* button at the bottom of the page

o   Roda Only - $25

o   After party Only - $10

Event is hosted by Mestre Zumbi's students

For those who would like to donate to the event, please click the button below and enter the amount. Your contribution will go directly to making this event the best it can be. Thank you for your contribution!



To complete your registration and pay online, please click the button below. The registration fee is $90. Thank you for participation! 

Registration Fee - Online Payment


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