|Technical rehearsals in the sambadrome 2009/10|
|Written by Giselle W|
|Tuesday, 13 October 2009 10:05|
Samba School technical rehearsals in the Sambodromo
(see below for schedule).
This year (winter 2009 – 2010) the samba schools of Rio de Janeiro will be having technical rehearsals in the sambodromo, from the end of November to the end of January. These happen in the evening.
These technical rehearsals involve the whole samba school parading down the Avenida, with their groups of dancers and drum bateria and song, but without floats or costumes. These free rehearsals have become very popular. It’s great to be surrounded by genuine local fans who know the songs, but if you want a big show, wait until carnival!
The rehearsals stop for Xmas and new year. The final rehearsal is also the test of sound and light just before carnaval, traditionally carried out by the school which won in the previous year. This time it’s Salgueiro.
This year the groups in the second league of samba schools are also in the official technical rehearsal diary; they are generally the first school to parade in a night.
Please note that all timings and dates are subject to change, but barring major catastrophies or torrential rain and flooding there should be rehearsals on the nights shown below.
06/12 - Sunday - 7pm Cubango, 8pm Viradouro, 10pm Mangueira
13/12 - Sunday - 7pm Império Serrano, 8pm Mocidade, 10pm Vila Isabel
19/12 - Saturday -8pm Unidos de Padre Miguel, 10pm União da Ilha
20/12 - Sunday - 7pm Império da Tijuca, 8pm Beija-Flor, 10pm Unidos da Tijuca and
08/01 - Friday - 9pm Imparatriz
09/01 - Saturday - 7pm Tuiuiti, 8pm Porto da Pedra, 10pm Portela
10/01 - Sunday - 7pm Santa Cruz, 8pm Mocidade, 10pmSalgueiro
16/01 - Saturday- 7pm Inocentes, 8pm Caprichosos, 10pm Ilha
17/01 - Sunday - 7pm São Clemente, 8pm Viradouro, 10pm Grande Rio
24/01 - Sunday - 7pm Rocinha, 8pm Mangueira ,10pm Tijuca
30/01 - Saturday - 7pm Estácio, 8pm Porto da Pedra, 10pm Portela
31/01 - Sunday - 7pm Renascer, 8pm Grande Rio, 10pm Vila Isabel
06/2 - Saturday - 7pm Beija Flor, 10pm Imperatriz
07/2 - Sunday 7pm Salgueiro (Sound and light test)