Monday, October 02, 2006

Art and creativity...


Lately I have this new bug. Art. I mean, I've touched art my whole life one way or another, but always in a second place kind of way. Looking at capoeira was more through the philosophical, warrior, sports eyes than through artistic eyes for me, although my capoeira is very much aesthetics oriented.
Now in the past couple of weeks I've started to touch more the artistic side. It is simply what makes me tick now. I want to see beautiful capoeira with true self expression, and not only strong, quality and even communicative capoeira. Thats not enough any more.
In order to do that, and in a typical 'idoish' style, I've decided to get inspiration and knowledge in other places besides capoeira and to bring this into my own capoeira. I'm learning a lot of diffrent artistic manifestations and their special creative touch. I'm after creating something that is not present anywhere else - the most creative capoeira ever. The idea is to improve and touch every aspect of capoeira in that sense. The musical aspect, the movement and dance, Ginga, artistic interaction, Capoeira show, rythem, facial experssion, and more.
Of course there are many examples of very artistic capoeiristas over the years, (most are CDO or angoleiros, some are from old-school styles and groups) but I want to bring my own thing to the table, and this is another reason for me to cross train in other arts.
Keep tuned to future projects concerning this new craze, some photos and videos and other material...

BTW, a new workshop is being organized by us in Hacasa, a workshop of rythem and movement in an old-new context. It will be held in Hacasa during 4 subsequent Saturdays and will be instructed by Michael Feigenbaum from the Mayumana group. http://www.mayumana.com/
It will combine afro-brasilian rythems with some newer funk-hiphop feel into a dance and instrumental play. Should be a blast. Special prices for the Hacasa students and limited 15 spots for every cycle of the workshop. Keep tuned for more details, first meeting at the 14th of Oct. Registration at the office: 04-8373340. Leave a message and we'll get back to you. See you there.

6 comments:

Gittit Shwartz said...

Your analytical mind is so dominant and so exceptional that it outwardly overpowers the creative part - so that it's easy to doubt whether the creativity is even there. I think you are harnessing those analytical powers (in typical "Idoish" fashion as you say) to let that creativity express itself to the fullest. Maybe this new plan is part of a bigger change than the many you've made before: not just a shift of focus but a change in outlook. It should be exciting anyway.

Vadim T. said...

Yeah man, we've already seen some of your inspiring experiments with face expression!

Ido Portal said...

The facial expression control I've demonstrated in Russia was a direct result of my training with the Krasnodarians. I especialy learned individual control of the eyesight muscles and its combination with musical expression. Stay tuned for more photos and videos showing my new abilities...

Ido Portal said...

By the way, Gittit, very clever of you. Only every change I've made was a bit diffrent from other past changes. Every aspect in your development as a human being should be laid as brick on brick wall. This will take me further, as always, into a realm that is practicly unkown to me. I want to control and feel comfortable even in a place of creativity and art. I cannot let go of my Object Oriented Programming yet. It just produces such great results, that even if it has its problems, I'm willing to take them on together with the productive side. Keep commenting. You are very objective and know me well. Thanks.

Krasnodarian said...

Glad to be useful, maestro. But don't be too proud - sometimes you looked like my cat trying to convince everybody that he REALLY NOT INTERESTS in a fish which lays in a sank:"Of course you may leave the kitchen, I'll never touch this uninteresting thing with no one of my claws!"

Ido Portal said...

Wow, I obviously missed my Krasnodarian friend comment...
Thank you for the complement, friend. Every good capoeirista needs to be cat like...

But, what fish are you talking about? hahaha.