What We Do.
a mission to bridge cultural divides and cultivate healthy lifestyles through the arts
With a mission to bridge cultural divides and cultivate healthy lifestyles through the arts, Benção Brasil hosts art, fitness, dance and music events and workshops, provides free programing and serves as a community space for youth and adults in Mid-City Los Angeles. Above all, Benção Brasil inspires mindful living through movement, music and art. Our primary focus is Capoeira – a creative form of expression which combines traditional music, dance, martial arts, and gymnastics. Developed by African slaves, Capoeira is often referred to as the art of liberation, inspiring people from all walks of life. Our space is dedicated to fostering creativity in a welcoming, diverse environment and promoting community engagement in the arts and fitness. With our regular class schedule, free community programs, training scholarships, work study opportunities and school programs, we are able to bring Capoeira and Brazilian culture to people throughout Los Angeles.