The Ginga

The sweeping movements of capoeira are quite difficult to capture in still images. This comic attempts to represent the practice of the most basic of these movements, the ginga, and its repetitive motion. 

 

This comic out of the other four is silent; instead focus is given to the movement and gesture of the figure. In 'Why Comics?', Hillary Chute talks about the power comics as a form has in shaping and layering time through the use of panels and spacing, where it is in the arrangement of these images that the audience then interprets the sequence. In this, I aimed to replicate the monotony of practicing the ginga, where the movement starts to become mechanic and the mind begins to fade out to the rhythm of the drums. 

Chute, H. 2017, Why Comics?, pg. 24

 

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