The London School of Capoeira
“The Roda relies on a complex relationship of different elements that are constantly in flux. The leader of the Roda provides much of the impetus for its smooth running, but a successful Roda also relies on each Capoeirista playing their part, both physically and mentally, and committing their energies to whatever role they are taking” – Simon Fliegner (senior student).
The Roda: “the Roda provides the environment for a positive feedback loop: the musicians inspire the chorus to sing, the chorus and musicians together inspire the players to play, the players in turn inspire both the chorus and musicians; and everyone is inspired to enter the Roda and play more” – Simon Fliegner
“The Roda provides a remarkable environment, though the participants’ collective unity of intention, inspire each Capoeirista to play beyond their perceived limits. This vital group dynamic is an interesting counterbalance to the individualism of each Capoeirista that is so greatly encouraged in this art form” – Simon Fliegner