The Colgate Scene
January 2003

Center stage
Students find their own ways to showcase their talents

Ivan Karaivanov '06, left, crouches as Nick Gillette '06 takes to the air during a Capoeíra demonstration at World Expo in the Hall of Presidents. Capoeíra is a martial art invented by African slaves brought to Brazil by the Portuguese. Capoeírístas disguised their training as a harmless dance ritual to avoid its repression. This club practices Capoeíra Regional, which is characterized by fast, upbeat music, high kicks and acrobatics.


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