About the Terreiro

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The Terreiro’s Mission

Our mission is to  develop and disseminate cultural & arts programming across the Triangle through programs focused on character building, cultural exchange, and community involvement in the artistic process.

We achieve this mission by providing the following essential services:

  • Contracting professional artists and volunteers to bring diverse cultural programming to the Terreiro.
  • Making our space directly available to families, artists/artisans, performers, and non-profits who are dedicated to the development of strong communities in Durham.
  • Form close working relationships with other community-based organizations around the Triangle to create direct participatory cultural and artistic programs for youth development.

The Terreiro’s Board

Current Terriro Board:

  • Aya Shabu, Partnership Development
  • Allan Stevens, Building Logistics
  • Noah Rubin-Blose, Finance & Records
  • Natikwa Gonzalez, Fundraising
  • Caique Vidal, Marketing & Social Media
  • Santos Flores, Development and Youth Programming

The Terreiro founders:

  • Gustavo Arriaga
  • Giles Harrison-Conwill
  • Janaina Pantoja

 

The Terreiro’s Past Programs and Partners

2008

November
• Capoeira Workshops with Formado Trapo (Capoeira Brasil)

Dececember
• Batizado & Troca de Cordas (Capoeira Brasil)
• Capoeira Workshops with Mestre Curumim (Capoeira Brasil)
• Capoeira Workshops with Formado Caxias (Capoeira Brasil)


2009

March
• Capoeira after-school residency at The Carborro ArtsCenter

May
• 20th Anniversary Celebration (Capoeira Brasil)
• Capoeira Workshops with Formado Caxias (Capoeira Brasil)
• Capoeira Workshops with Instrutora Promessa (Capoeira Brasil)

October
• Batizado & Troca de Cordas (Capoeira Brasil)
• Capoeira Workshops with Formado Caxias (Capoeira Brasil)
• Capoeira Workshops with Mestre Zumbi (Grupo Senzala)
• Capoeira Workshops with Mestre Mão Branca (Capoeira Gerais)
• Traditional Samba de Roda Workshops with Professora India (Capoeira Gerais)
• Capoeira after-school residency at The Carborro ArtsCenter


 

2010

January
• Capoeira after-school residency at The Carborro ArtsCenter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4oJrgvNEFg)

February
• Performance for Haiti Relief Fundraiser sponsored by The Carborro ArtsCenter

May
• Capoeira Workshops with Formanda Colibri (Capoeira Brasil)

June
• Capoeira Workshops with Instrutor Trovão (Capoeira Brasil)

2008-10
• Free Children’s Arts & Crafts with Jessica Greene from Bull City Craft


 

2011

June

• Teen Capoeira Class in collaboration with Jóvenes Líderes en Acción at El Centro Hispano.
• Donation-based Yoga Clinics

July
• Batizado & Troca de Cordas (Capoeira Brasil)
• Capoeira Workshops with Formado Caxias (Capoeira Brasil)
• Capoeira Workshops with Formado Abara (Capoeira Brasil)


2012

March

• Brasil em Durham workshops with Formanda Colibri (Capoeira Brasil)