Afro Brazil Arts (ABA), the non-profit organization organization behind the New York Capoeira Center, also operates a performance troupe.

The ABA Troupe features Capoeira and Maculelê. Capoeira is an acrobatic self-defense and dance developed by Africans brought to Brazil as slaves over 400 years ago. Maculelê is a warrior stick dance from the sugar cane fields of Colonial Brazil. 

All dancing, music, and songs are live. ABA's artists emphasize the importance of FDR- focus, discipline, respect and community - working together to achieve greatness. The show is a vibrant, festive expression of dance, soul, and culture appropriate for people of all ages. 

Please contact Michael Goldstein at for bookings.