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Welcome to the Schedule Planner for the seventh Interfusion Festival occurring on January 13-17, 2022 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. At this time schedule sign-ups are not required for participation and serve as a tool to help you plan your experience. For more festival guidance please see the 2022 Welcome Package at: www.interfusionfestival.com/welcome-package

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Roberto Tapia

Roberto Tapia, a.k.a. Contramestre Hakim, began arrived to USA from Chile in 2005.

In April 2008 Tapia opened his own studio Roda Movements in Takoma Park, Maryland, dedicating himself full-time to nurturing the studio as a place in which the community can learn and enjoy different styles of martial arts, fitness, and dances. Roberto Tapia has been responsible for organize over 16 Capoeira events (Batizados) in the DC Area, bringing professors and mestres from another states and countries. An American citizen since 2016, he achieved the title of “Professor" in Arraial D’Ajuda in Bahia, Brazil in 2013.
In 2017 Roberto was part "Sminthsonian Folk Festival" teaching several workshops in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Institution.

In Nov of 2021 Roberto got the cord of "Contramestre" in his 16th Capoeira event under his mestre Maxuel.
Roberto also traveled to countries around the world with the purpose of encouraging Capoeira through seminars, workshops and demonstrations.

Contramestre Hakim also is the owner and creator of Roda Juice, www.rodajuice.com "Healthy juices for the community".

For more information on Roberto Tapia's Roda Movements school, and to train in the practice of authentic capoeira from the DC professor himself and team of teachers, please visit www.capoeiramaryland.com 

My Artists Sessions

Friday, January 14

9:00am EST

Sunday, January 16

11:00am EST