GCALV Oslo is a non-profit organization aiming to create a social space where people of all kind can learn and enjoy Capoeira Angola through music, dance and fight.
The Association Capoeira Angola Oslo was established in Oslo, February 2009 by Sigurd Ringerreide and Lisa Elstad, and later on Tengil Kryhlman, Micah Schaer, Delphine Sauvanet, Teresa Raber og Kenneth Fernando Sværen. Since the start, we have had several workshops and events, amongst them with Mestre Roberval (GCAFA), Contra Mestre Pernalonga (GCAIG), professor Kenneth (GCAIG), professor Guaxini (GCAM), professor Marivan (GCAC), Trenel Tatu (MQFSM), Trenel Pablo (GCALV) and Mestre Dirceu (GCALV).
Asssociation Capoeira Angola Oslo (CAO) decided in April 2017 to become part of the International Grupo Liberdade De Vadiar and to continue the project of association CAO.
The group GCALV (Grupo Capoeira Angola Liberdade de Vadiar) was founded in the Brazilian cities of Recife and Rio de Janeiro by Mestre Dirceu. Originally from Rio, Mestre Dirceu was a student of Mestre Manoel, Mestre Angolinha and the lineage of G.C.A.P of Mestre Moraes.
Mestre Dirceu started with Capoeira Angola in the early 1980s, and since 1984 he has been teaching this art in Brazil, Spain, France, and Sweden. In 2003 he moved to Madrid to develop his group Liberdade de Vadiar. He has organized countless workshops, meetings and events with the intention of preserving and sharing this traditional art form.
At present the Group of Capoeira Angola Liberdade de Vadiar consists of headquarters in Madrid and groups in Toulouse, Seville, Paris, Coruna and Oslo.