Last ensaio at Mangueira

Last ensaio at Mangueira for our student from Japan

Saaya at her last ensaio at Mangueira

A une semaine du Carnaval, la fièvre s’est emparée de Rio et les écoles de Samba ne désemplissent pas. Samedi soir nous sommes allé à Mangueira, une école de Samba au coeur de la ville, pour danser avec les ¨Passistas¨ et écouter la ¨Bateria¨ jouer toute la nuit. L’occasion de profiter de la convivialité et de l’exubérance des Cariocas, encore une fois à la hauteur de leur réputation.

Stanislas Flamant, France

Last ensaio at Mangueira for our Japanese student Saaya. Carnival is arriving soon and our student Saaya is almost at sambódromo dancing for Mangueira. She would dance as passista for Mangueira next carnival. We went to enjoy the last ensaio at Mangueira for her before carnival  as we discovered with our other students how a samba school is.

We had samba, caipirinha, smiles, bateria, rainha, fun and lots of Portuguese talking. Our students danced with other passistas of this Escola de Samba that is the oldest one and one of the most important in Rio.

It was the last opportunity to enjoy this wonderful show until next carnival season. We will miss Saaya and Mangueira after carnival.

See a video of the night with the wonderful Mangueira passistas!:

Portuguese language student from France dancing with a passista from Mangueira.

Our Portuguese language student from France dancing with a passista

Our Portuguese language student from Japan dancing with a Mangueira's passista

Our Portuguese language student from Japan dancing with a passista

Japanese passista Saaya with a Portuguese language student from Japan.

Our students from Japan, Saaya and Nui.

Tourists at Mangueira

Our students getting together!!

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Our students with Saaya.

A lost British at Mangueira with our Japanese passista

A ‘lost’ British at Mangueira.

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