Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art mixing fighting, music, dance and acrobatics and embodies lots of elements to empower and brighten a community. Las Vegas has a nice size Brazilian community and Capoeira is an element of this culture. In light of adding to this community and spreading the culture of Brazil throughout Las Vegas is a group that has the passion to contribute to this task. This group is called Capoeira Brazilian Pelorinho da Topazio Las Vegas and is instructed by Wellington Lima, aka Palhacada. After about a year of existence, this group is now able to have it's first Batizado/Graduation for its students as well as offering workshops to the public in Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian dance, Samba and more as well as experiencing the food, drinks, music and energy of Brazil. This event will enlighten the community and give the youth an outlet for exploration, fun and discipline and also help the adults escape! The funds needed are for the transport and accommodations of the visiting masters and instructors, for the food/drinks, event T-shirst/uniforms, instruments for the participants and overall marketing tools to get the word around town.
Risks and challenges
The potential risks and challenges that may arise could be a lack of participation as this is a community event and if people don't show up, the event will not be as successful. To limit this risk, EVERY student in the group is asked to promote and market the event and everyone involved in the production process will be promoting using social media, flyers, word of mouth and free exhibitions around Las Vegas.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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