International Capoeira Raiz was created by Master Bailarino (Cirlei Monteiro) in 2007.
It is now spread across various cities in Europe such as Lisbon, Portugal, Madrid, Spain, Berlin, Germany, Warsaw and Breslau, Poland, Karviné Czech Republic and Zaporozhye, Ukraine. The ICR Group is part of the Associação Capoeira Bem Viver, which was also created by Master Bailarino in 2007.
MASTER BAILARINO was born in São Gonçalo Rio de Janeiro on 25 June 1969. He began his Capoeira training with his cousin Jorge Azevedo Pinheiro. In 1980 he entered the Small Association of Capoeira Masters with Master Travassos, and 12 years later in 1992 he became a Master at the age of 23. In 1993 Master Bailarino joined the group Capoeira Muzenza with Master Alexandre Batata.