Samba, Pagode,
Chorinho,
Bossa Nova, and more !
Samba, Pagode,
Chorinho,
Bossa Nova, and more !
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A  little  bit  of  Brazil  in  New  England  and  beyond !!!
A  little  bit  of  Brazil  in  New  England  and  beyond !!!
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Samba de Gafieira Videos
dance performed by:
André Carvalho and Yasmin von Glück

song:
Títulos de Nobreza

interpreted by:
João Bosco

location:
MIT
Fast tempo Samba

For fast Sambas such as this one (used here as a speed exercise), the dancers have to have
absolute control of their movements in order to strictly maintain the proper form and the right posture
of their dance. The speed of the music
almost forbid the dancers from performing very elaborated
figures. However it gives them the opportunity to explore in a different degree even the most ordinary
steps, completely transforming the visual of the dance, giving it a total new and different  kind life.
It is just the most enjoyable thing on Earth!!!
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dance performed by:
André Carvalho and Yasmin von Glück

song:
Batuqueiro

Alcione

location:
Broad Institute, Cambridge

Slow tempo Sambas such as this following one allows the dancers to maintain the perfect form
and posture of their dance more easily than faster Sambas. But, the slower the music, the more
difficult the dance. It requires absolute precision and body control from the dancers leaving little to no
room for mistakes. Especially if danced on sticky carpet as we did here.