How do real samba dance costumes look on professional performances? This is the topic of this new post we decided to write, per request of one our readers. Samba dance costumes for professional wear are supposed to be at the same time creative, have an “impacting look”, comfortable, but mainly durable. Feathers falling from the samba costumes, for example, are not supposed to be seen on the catwalk / or stage, not say the beads or crystals incrusted in the bikini tops or other adornments. This is an item where many suppliers don´t pay much attention. As we have written in other articles, samba dance costume quality made should last since some of the touring samba show may last for months!! To help us illustrate our point, Belavista-Rio posted below some real video footage (filmed in Rio de Janeiro ) to assist our readers understand and see how samba dance bikinis or costumes look on a stage, samba rehearsal, or in a parade. On this post, we selected three videos where different kinds of samba dance costumes and samba bikinis costumes were used in the Brazilian carnival for different purposes.
The selected videos are not long and truly help samba dancers and carnival lovers not only to see how the costumes are presented on the Brazilian carnival, but also how they are “maneuvered” by the famous “passistas”. We hope you will get a glimpse of these samba costumes features and inspire yourself not only to “invent” your costume but also to review some of the most fabulous Brazilian samba dance routines on the planet, roots based, in the home of samba: Rio de Janeiro. In this selection of samba dance & samba bikini costumes, you will see the real “passistas”– the Portuguese word which defines professional samba dancers, in most common scenarios where they are used to present themselves. We will explain in the caption above the video.
This first video above shows more than a dozen ofsamba passistas from Estácio de Sá Samba School in a presentation. You will be able to notice you simply don´t see glitter, beads, stones, feathers on the floor of the samba-school "quadra, even though the samba dance routine is very energetic.
On this second samba dance video, the two samba dancers use a different kind of samba bikini costumes, which have part of their arms covered to add glam and elegance. You will also see the the abundance of feathers and the amazing samba routines which enchanted the spectators of the Porto Bay Hotel in Copacabana, in their traditional Carnival Feijoada- Carnival Beans Stew. Still, the costumes "stood firm and still".
<b>This last samba dance costume, is a different kind you are used to see. It is normally more elaborate, with more stones, beads, and embroidery work, and used by Carnival Queens, Princesses, and Muses. It´s certainly glamorous, and adds a special elegance to a presentation. In this case this samba dance costume is a dress, sparkled with Svarowski Cystals. Is was used by the famous Shayene Cesário, Queen of Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2010, and Queen of Estacio de Sa Samba School in 2011.