Brazilian Carnival Shows Fresh News: Samba Dancers for Hire in Rio
Who has never dreamed of filming in Rio de Janeiro, with the Top Samba dancers of Brazil, with full feathered costumes, samba drummers, security, carnival sculptures and adornments? Brazil Carnival Ooah! is proud to announce that it has officially partnered with the União da Ilha do Governador Samba Show Team
in Brazil; They are considered by many multi-nationals, the top samba show company in Brazil.
The samba dancers were hand-picked by the Claudinho, samba show coordinator , and are only approved after rigorous samba testing and extreme professional aspects, such as punctuality, reliability, and corporate commitment.
Their samba show team has made over 300 presentations since the beginning of its operation and now offers in Rio de Janeiro , several different types of including:
• Traditional Carnival Samba Show of Passistas – Samba Dancers
• Techno-Samba Show
• Queen of Carnival – Top Samba Dancers
• Drummers - Samba Drumming
Below, a beautiful shot of one of our samba dancers.
This professional team of samba dancers involves not only dancers, but a full team of make-up artists, production assistants, scenography artists, as well as samba drummer masters – “mestre de bateria”.
These samba shows and performances can be tailored to meet your shooting and filming event. The samba performances can be made in an indoor environment or outdoor, depending on your needs. Every aspect of the “samba portion” will be catered, including the transport of the samba show members, food, and security. This way you can concentrate the prime objective of your presentation, ceremony, event, and/or shooting.
• International shooting for movies, TV series, documentaries
• Ads, promotional commercials
• Corporate Events
• Trade shows, like Automobile, Boat Shows, Machinery, etc.
• Ceremonies and Awards – presentations to enrich and entertain the audience
• Celebrations and Weddings in Rio de Janeiro, or country-side, like farms, estates, etc…
• VIP Boxes in racing events, for cars, boats, motorcycles, etc.
Another competitive advantage of this team of Uniao da Ilha Samba Show team, is that they are part of the ELITE TEAM of Samba School in Rio, called "Special Group", and they are fully dedicated to this endeavor, organized, with full support of the President. We hope we can somehow fulfill your requests. Send us your needs and we guarantee to supply you with a detailed quote for free in 24 hours.
Carnival in Rio 2010 started officially last Tuesday night June 30th, when the 12 Top Samba-Schools of the Special Group participated at the drawing ceremony which defined the order of presentation of the Rio carnival parades. The Rio de Janeiro carnival parades will take place at the Sambadrome Sunday, February 14th, and Monday February 15th (Dates for the Major Schools
The ceremony took place at Rio´City of Samba ( Cidade do Samba) and was opened by LIESA´s president, Jorge Castanheira. He thanked the presence of the founders of the LIESA, Samba-Schools
patrons, and press members. Later, the president of the Carnival Association in Rio pointed out that he was happy to see all samba-schools
in full carnival rhythm. He also congratulated all of them for the quality of the plot themes announced by the samba-schools
. After that, he wished good luck to all the presidents. Then, the Social director of the LIESA, Jorge Perlingeiro, explained the criteria that would guide the drawing.
He also clarified that the Samba-schools
had been divided in five pairs: The pairs were the following ones: 1) Salgueiro and Portela; 2) Villa Isabel and Unidos of the Tijuca; 3) Grande Rio and Imperatriz; 4) Viradouro and Porto da Pedra; e 5) Beija-Flor and Mangueira.
The members of the panel commission which presided the drawing was then composed: Jorge Castanheira - President of the LIESA; Zacarias Siqueirade Oliveira, Vice-president of the LIESA; Pablo Villela, Director of Operations of the Riotur; Ribeiro Helio de Oliveira, vice-president of the body of the LIESA; Helmet Jose Dos Santos, director of Carnival of the LIESA; Nelson Deliberativede Almeida, Legal director of the LIESA; e the municipal secretary of Sport and Leisure, State Deputy Francisco de Carvalho (Chiquinho da Mangueira)
The first part of the drawing was decided in few minutes, just like the second part. Finally, the Social director of the LIESA, Jorge Perlingeiro, presented the final order for the Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro´s Sambadrome.
Rio Carnival 2010 Sunday Schedule - February 14th
1st) 9:00 PM - União da Ilha;
2nd) 10:05 PM - Imperatriz Leopoldinense
3rd) 11:10 PM - Unidos da Tijuca
4th) 00:15 AM - Viradouro;
5th) 01:20 AM - Salgueiro
6th) 02:20 AM - Beija-Flor
Rio Carnival 2010 Monday - February 15th
1st) 9:10 PM - Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel
2nd) 10:10 PM - Porto da Pedra
3rd) 11:10 PM - Portela
4th) 00:15 AM - Grande Rio
5th) 1:10 AM - Vila Isabel
6th) 2:10 AM - Mangueira
All samba school patrons
were happy with the drawing results and promissed a great <b>Carnival Rio for 2010.
They are now focused on the promotion of the parade plot-themes and the writing of the sambas for that parade. Schedule yourself visit and celebrate in the world´s largest popular party: the Brazilian Carnival.
We are sure you will have the greatest time of your life!!
2009 Carnival in Rio
is already a reality. Wandering through the city´s night, samba school rehearsals courts, and “botecos”, Cariocas feel the energizing magic of the world´s largest popular festival. Following this vibrant wave, LIESA
, the Official Carnival Association in Rio de Janeiro, announced last week this year´s schedule of the technical rehearsals at the Sambadrome.
"Special" and "Access Group" samba-schools from Rio use these samba technical rehearsals to make adjustments to their parades. Some of the areas that are practiced and reviewed by the samba schools include comissão de frente – opening wing choreography, drum section movements , floats distances, singing of the samba theme lyrics and overall harmony of the samba parade. RIOTUR, the Rio de Janeiro official tourism body and LIESA all take the opportunity to make the last sound, lights, and broadcasting adjustments to the grand parade.
The samba-schools that go through these parades rehearsals are part of two groups, the so-called “Special Group”, which is the elite team, and the “Access Group”, the second tier group, but also very large and traditional. Many samba celebrities and drum queens also use the technical rehearsals at the Sambadrome to test their samba dance routines and popularity too.
At these dry runs, costumes are not used, but each school must take minimally 800 “paraders” to this official rehearsal. Samba school components sing the samba school theme lyrics to practice the samba melody, attunement, and arrangement. Another good reason to check out the official technical parade rehearsals at the Sambadrome is that they are free! Don’t miss out this event!
Please see below the Rio Carnival
Technical Rehearsals Schedules:
December 2008 Samba Carnival Technical Rehearsals:
Friday, December 5th:
- Beija-Flor Samba-School, 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 7th:
- Império Serrano Samba-School, 8:00 PM
- Mangueira Samba-School, 10:00 PM
Friday , December 12th:
- Vila Isabel Samba-School – 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 14th:
- Unidos da Tijuca Samba-School - 8:00 PM ----> Great!!
- Mocidade Samba-School, 10:00 PM
See above the first couple Rogerinho and Lucinha Nobre practicing at Unidos da Tijuca court.
Friday, December 19th:
- Salgueiro Technical Rehearsal, 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 20th:
- Renascer Samba-School, 6:30 PM
- Portela Samba-School , 8:00 PM
- Imperatriz Samba-School, 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 21st:
- São Clemente, 6:30 PM
- Grande Rio, 8:00 PM
January 2009 Samba Carnival Technical Rehearsals
Friday, January 9th:
- Mangueira Technical Rehearsal, 9:00 PM
Saturday, January 10th:
- Tuiuti, 7:00 PM
- Império Serrano , 9:00 PM
Sunday, January 11th:
- Caprichosos, 6:30 PM
- Grande Rio, 7:00 PM
- Beija-Flor, 9:00 PM
Sexta, January 16th:
- Unidos da Tijuca, 9:00 PM
- Império Serrano, 11:00 PM
Saturday, January 17th:
- Porto da Pedra Technical Rehearsal - 8:00 PM
- Portela Technical Rehearsal, 10:00 PM
Sunday, January 18th:
- Império da Tijuca, 6:30 PM
- Vila Isabel - 8:00 PM
- Salgueiro, 10:00 PM
Friday, January 23rd:
- Mocidade, 9:00 PM
- Imperatriz, 11:00 PM
Saturday, January 24th:
- Porto da Pedra - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 25th:
- Rocinha, 6:30 PM
- Mangueira , 8:00 PM
- Viradouro, 10:00 PM
Friday, January 30th:
- Império Serrano, 9:00 PM
Saturday, January 31st:
- Estácio de Sá, 7:00 PM
- Portela, 9:00 PM ----> Great!!
February 2009 Samba Carnival Technical Rehearsals:
Sunday, February 1st:
- Santa Cruz, 6:30 PM
- Grande Rio Samba Carnival Rehearsal - 8:00 PM
- Vila Isabel Samba Carnival Rehearsal 10:00 PM
Sexta, February 6th:
- Mocidade, 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 7th:
- Inocentes, 6:30 PM
- Porto da Pedra - 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 8th:
- União da Ilha Samba Carnival Rehearsal 6:30 PM
- Unidos da Tijuca Technical Rehearsal , 8:00 PM
- Salgueiro Technical Rehearsal 10:00 PM ----> Great!!
Saturday, February 14th:
- Imperatriz Technical Rehearsal - 9:00 PM
Sunday, February 15th:
Beija-Flor Samba Carnival Rehearsal- 9:00 PM
Dont miss the chance of see the Rio´s Technical Rehearsals!
Unidos da Tijuca Samba School
is already in the “full power rehearsal “mode, for the 2009 Rio de Janeiro Carnival
. The traditional Samba School from the Tijuca district was founded in 1931 by Bento Vasconcelos, Leandro Chagas, and Alcides de Moraes and is Brazil´s third oldest major Samba School. The school that has as its main colors the gold yellow and the blue, is practicing for the 2009 Rio de Janeiro Samba parade
, and will have the space odyssey as its carnival theme. The official title for Unidos da Tijuca Carnival
Parade Theme for 2009 will be “Uma odisséia sobre o espaço
” or “One Space Odyssey
”, having Luis Carlos Bruno as the schools Carnival Art Director.
The traditional samba school already chose its samba theme lyrics, composed by Julio Alves and Totonho, which describes a possible intersection between moon, stars, comets and the magical journey of carnival. The beauty and joy of Unidos da Tijuca is rehearsing for the 2009 carnival parade at the “Clube dos Portuários”. The club is very large and is conveniently located closed to the Rio Bus Station. Everyone is invited to visit the samba rehearsals which happen every Saturday from October 2008 to the beginning of the 2009 Rio Carnival.
The official date for the 2009 Rio de Janeiro Carnival is February 21st through 24th.
The Unidos da Tijuca Samba rehearsal starts generally at 11:00 PM, every Saturday and ends at 5:00 AM. The samba rehearsal is an excellent way to start getting acquainted with the Brazilian Carnival. At the rehearsals, you can listen the impressive power of the drum section, with more than 40 percussionists.
You will also be able to watch the beautiful choreography of the samba school flag bearer and mater of ceremony, swiftly dancing through the samba court, presenting the school´s flag and tradition.
Another interesting activity is the samba dance itself, performed by community dancers. During these dry runs, community members and invitees take the opportunity to practice the samba routine steps. Finally, all members at the rehearsal practice the singing of the samba parade theme lyrics, so everyone is in tune with the official interpreter and drum section.
Please see below map to the Tijuca´s samba rehearsal facilities:
The address for UNIDOS DA TIJUCA`S SAMBA REHEARSAL is:
Quadra: Clube dos Portuários – Av. Francisco Bicalho, 47 – Santo Cristo.
So don´t miss this great opportunity to join the true Rio de Janeiro samba world. Visit Unidos da Tijuca samba´s practice sessions. We are sure you will have loads of fun. Carnival in Rio is magical cultural and healthy. Visit Rio, visit Brazil!
has been officially launched in Rio de Janeiro by an event called “parade draw”. With many schools deciding upon their samba-concept and samba-lyrics, the Rio de Janeiro 2009 Carnival parade schedule was settled by a draw at the Samba city. The draw is very important since it defines the schedule in which the samba schools parade at the Sambadrome
, Sunday and Monday Carnival. Presidents of all samba schools
that take part of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival elite represented their organizations in this happening.
Some of Rio ´s most important Carnival and tourism authorities were also present at the event, including Jorge Castanheira, carnival major league association “LIESA” president
; Bruno Matos, director of events of Riotur; Aloysio Legey, Globo TV Network broadcasting director, and Rio de Janeiro State Representative Francisco de Carvalho (Chiquinho da Mangueira ) to name a few.
Above, beautiful poetic shot by Mary Ellen Aquino of carnival drums.
Parade Schedule for 2009 Rio de Janeiro Carnival
was defined as follows:
Sunday Carnival – February 22nd, 2009
9:00 PM : Império Serrano Samba School</i>
10:00 PM : Grande Rio Samba School
11:10 PM : Vila Isabel Samba School
00:15 AM: Mocidade Independente Samba School
01:20 AM: Beija-Flor Samba School
02:25 AM: Unidos da Tijuca Samba School
Monday Carnival – February 23nd, 2009
9:00 PM : Porto da Pedra Samba School
10:00 PM : Salgueiro Samba School
11:10 PM : Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School
00:15 AM: Portela Samba School
01:20 AM: Mangueira Samba School
02:25 AM: Viradouro Samba School
The Samba Schools have a minimum of 65 minutes and maximum of 82 minutes of parading time at the Sambadrome. Stay tuned to Belavista Carnival Blog to access Brazilian Carnival news.
Belavista Brazil Carnivalis a non-commercial blog devoted to wonders of Rio de Janeiro, with a focus to the Brazilian Carnival. Our sole objective is to describe how Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is magically created, its artists, dancers and musicians that make up the world’s largest show. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns