Paulo Aires, “Mestre Gulliver”, is a certified Master artist and teacher of Capoeira Angola by Norival Moreira de Oliveira, “Grande Mestre Nô”, the internationally renowned head of Grupo Capoeira Angola Palmares and has continually trained in this art for over thirty years.
Under the tutelage of Mestre Nô, Mestre Gulliver has taught children and adults in the United States and worldwide for the past eighteen years. He frequently gives workshops on the history, culture, and practices of Capoeira Angola. In 2001, he moved to New York in order to promote and make accessible the teachings and traditions of the art of Capoeira Angola. Today, Mestre Gulliver promotes the art by working with cultural, community, and social centers.
Mestre Gulliver is an internationally recognized performance artist and has represented Capoeira Angola Palmares in several events, including the Nike Playoff Festival in New York City, New York’s Guggenheim Museum, the Festival of Sacred Music in Greece, the Capoeira Angola Palmares International Forum in London, and most recently on a national tour with BahiaTursa, the official tourism Agency of Bahia, Brasil.