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Embodied Signatures

Embodied Signatures


Embodied Signatures is an innovative neurofeminist project combining (for the first time) capoeira, dance movement psychotherapy and neuroscience.

As a development of the What Moves Us Project Beatrice Allegranti is collaborating with neuroscientist Dr Jonathan Silas (Middlesex University), Capoeira Master Ponciano Almeida (Mojuba Capoeira) and Dance Movement Psychotherapist Gerry Harrison (NHS) to work with a distinguished group of capoeira masters from Brasil. Amongst them is Mestre Brasilia – a historical pioneer in the development of capoeria in Brasil. Watch this space for project developments including a short documentary film and a research publication. The project also includes over 30 participants all of whom practice the Afro-Brasilian art of capoeira

The first publication emerging from the research will be available soon: Embodied Signatures in Capoeira: A Neurofeminist Pathway Towards Psychosocial Change by Beatrice Allegranti & Jonathan Silas. 

A short film about the research will be available here September 2017.

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