Samba

 

Samba – the Brazilian national dance. At the carnival in Rio, Samba is danced in a huge number of styles: from “Baion” to “Marcha”. In order to show the true nature of the samba, a dancer must fulfill their passion, be playful and flirty.

 

The history of Samba – is the story of an African origin dance from Angola and the Congo which the Spanish brought to Brazil by European conquests. And, of course, it is the story of love and passion, as the word «Zamba» means “baby black man and a white woman” (mulatto).

Dancing slaves, Catarete, Embolada and Batuque, the grandparents of Samba were considered sinful in medieval Europe, because in the process of dance partners would come into close contact which was strictly prohibited by the Inquisition.

 

The figures of Samba are performed with springy movements, “Samba Bounce”, accompanied by the active work of the knees. Without this quite complex execution of movements, always passionate and impetuous, it is impossible to embody the spirit of Samba.

Today, samba is still the most popular Brazilian dance and musical genre.

 

Movement: rhythmic, fast, moving, firing, bouncy

Mood: happy, defiant, cheerful,

Scenario: Carnival, party time, letting loose

Aura: cheerful, light-hearted, care-free

Time Signature: 2/4.

Beats per minute: 50-52.

Accent: for 1 and 2 (1 stronger) hit.

Rise and Fall: springy movement of samba.