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Get Empowered! Capoeira Dance Workshops

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Image courtesy of Get Empowered!

Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden

Join Get Empowered! for a capoeira dance workshop. Workshops start at noon and 1:15 pm. 

This event is part of a three-part series of Free Saturday programs focusing on health, wellness, and food justice. Future series dates to be announced. Learn more about part one of the series.

Workshop leaders

Fabiano “Sabiá” Pinheiro is Get Empowered!’s co-director and entertainment facilitator. Sabiá lives in Walnut Creek, California with his wife Sarah Baltazar and two young daughters Eva Lourdes and Stella Maresol. Sabiá was born in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil and received his capoeira apelido at the age of seven. Immigrating to the New York City in 2003, Sabiá co-founded the Kipp Amp Capoeira program, which implemented a fully inclusive capoeira fitness and arts program into the Kipp charter schools system, serving 3,000 students. Leaving Kipp Amp to take a position at the prestigious New York University at Tisch School of the Arts, Sabiá was integral in developing their integrated capoeira programming. Sabiá received his contramestre rank in 2022 and currently, in addition to Get Empowered!, he teaches at several schools around the Bay Area. Sabiá has also worked in commercials, folkloric events, and performances that promote the art of capoeira. 

Gui (Quati) is one of the entertainment facilitators at Get Empowered!. He started capoeira in 1992 in Brazil. He has a bachelor's degree in physical education and is also a yoga teacher and diver. He has been teaching kids and adults for many years and sharing capoeira in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and the Bay Area since 2015.

Aldo (Di Bahia) is one of the team entertainment facilitators at Get Empowered!. He started capoeira in 1985 in Brazil, moved to the United States in 2018 with his wife and daughter, and  received his contramestre rank in 2011. He has been teaching kids and adults for many years and currently, he teaches in the Bayview area in San Francisco. 

Monica (Nega Ourinho) is one of the team entertainment facilitators for Get Empowered!. She started capoeira in 1993 in Brazil, moved to the United States in 2018 with her husband and daughter, and received her contramestre rank in 2013. She has been teaching kids and adults for many years. Currently, she supports the capoeira class and teaches samba in the Bayview area in San Francisco.

About Get Empowered!

Get Empowered! has a mission to unify, uplift, transform, and empower children, communities, and companies and believes in the power of multicultural arts, education, and mindfulness to  bring out the best in people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Get Empowered! immerses participants in custom designed creative and positive experiences that help open hearts and minds in support of learning, growth, leadership, wellness, life, and work skills development. Built on a foundation of diversity, inclusion, and creating a safe, welcoming space for all, Get Empowered! connects people in ways that allow them to tap into their individual and collective strengths while giving and—getting empowered!  

About the Equity School Partnership 

This new initiative is a collaboration between the Fine Art Museums and public school leaders to better address the evolving needs of predominantly BIPOC students and teachers. We pair teaching artists and museum staff in classrooms to work hand-in-hand with teachers and their students to develop programming that is student-centric and focused on social-emotional and culturally relevant learning. 

COVID-19 guidance

Masking is strongly recommended but no longer required for members of the public or employees while in the museum.

Ticket Information

This program is free and open to the public. A paid ticket for museum admission is not required to attend this event.


Contact Information

Public Programs
publicprograms@famsf.org
(415) 750-3600