The Alloy School, Capoeira (all ages)
Saturdays: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13
11:00am – 11:45am
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazlian martial art which was created in secret by enslaved peoples, disguised as a dance and performed to music. This unique and acrobatic form helps to increase flexibility, strength, balance, and improvisation skills. Instructed by José Pérez IV.
Instructor: José Pérez IV is a fight choreographer, theatre maker, teacher, and performer interested in making intrepid theatre in unconventional spaces. An Advanced Actor Combatant with The Society of American Fight Directors, he holds an MFA in Performance Pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh and a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing. Pérez has trained in multiple martial arts forms including Capoeira, Muay Thai kickboxing, and freestyle wrestling. He is additionally trained in stage combat. His work has been seen at New York venues including Times Square Arts Center, HERE Arts Center, Joe’s Pub, The Ohio Theater, and Theater for the New City.
The Alloy School is made possible with support from The Grable Foundation and is relaunched in collaboration with PearlArts as part of the PearlArts @ KST Mutual-Aid Residency.