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Teaching International brings Brazilian Dance to The Pullo Center Aug. 29

Photo of Project Capoeira performing.
Project Capoeira will perform free on Aug. 29 at noon in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center).
7/21/2014 —

Philadelphia-based Capoeira dance troupe brings energetic Brazilian dance to Penn State York on Friday, Aug. 29, to kickoff Teaching International (TI) programming for the 2014–15 academic year. The program, at noon in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) at Penn State York, is free and open to the public.

Teaching International is a curriculum and campus globalization initiative at Penn State York. Each year, the campus selects a country or region and a theme as a focus for instructional and co-curricular events. The country for this year is Brazil and the theme is energy.

“We are excited to have Project Capoeira as the kick-off event for the second year of the Teaching International initiative at Penn State York,” said Jennifer Nesbitt, Ph.D., associate professor of English and a member of the TI team at the campus. “Capoeira, a unique mix of dance and martial arts, perfectly represents our 2014–15 focus country, Brazil, and with its kicks and quick spins, our 2014–15 theme, energy.” “We'll be following up with a series of speakers and events, including a celebration of carnival in the spring semester,” Nesbitt said.

The Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center (PCAC) is located in South Philadelphia, in the Bella Vista neighborhood, just two blocks south of South Street between Catherine and Fitzwater streets. Friendly and safe, the PCAC provides an optimal environment for learning Capoeira. Throughout the year, Capoeira classes, Samba, Latin dance classes, and special workshops with visiting masters are offered. The PCAC is open to everybody and welcomes all races, ages, and sexes. It is the home of the American Society of Capoeira and Arts from Brazil (A.S.C.A.B) and Project Capoeira, Inc., a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Capoeira.

Tickets are not needed for this event.

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