When you talk about the Rio Carnival, do you immediately think of the Samba? Your vide-dressing dance and all dances directory introduces you to this passionate dance from Brazil.
The Samba, a Brazilian dance of the former slaves at the carnival
The Samba is strongly linked to the end of slavery when the freed blacks are going to look for work in Rio. Then these new workers are going to combine African drumming, Portuguese music and the music of Brazil.
The Samba started its history with the Rio Carnival only at the beginning of the 1930s, a time when it was no longer considered obscene. This was also the time when the first schools were created and the arrival of the first competitions. Then this music became increasingly popular in Brazil and was then rolled out worldwide.
The Samba, a fast-paced Brazilian dance
The Samba is based around two beats of music during which the dancer carries out a series of three quick steps using the hips and pelvis. According to the styles, she may dance either alone or as a couple. The Samba no Péla is the best known and it is danced during the Rio Carnival. On the other hand, the Samba Gafeiro is danced as a couple.
Outfit for dancing the Samba:
The imaginary Samba dancer is the dancer at the Rio Carnival who wears an outfit decorated with very sexy feathers and diamantes, complemented by high heels or high boots. But there is also an outfit for practicing the Samba as ballroom dancing. This dance is very similar to the Salsa one with shoes that allow stability and gliding on the dance floor. During galas, a Samba dancer wears a close-fitting dress that highlights these movements.
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