What are Technical Rehearsals good for? If you want to get a glimpse of the 2014 Rio Carnival thrill, then you have to be there at Sambadrome to watch the technical rehearsals. All the samba schools gear up for the parade much in advance to vie for the championship spot. To ensure a perfect finale the samba schools hold rehearsals with sound and light during the month of December and goes on till February, so you can actually get a peek into the theme of the samba school parades.
The best time to experience Brazil’s cultural heritage is during the Carnival, the biggest event in the world. You get to see the magnificence of the parades during the technical rehearsals at the Sambadrome, absolutely free of cost. You get to see the complex logistics involved in the largest event. The stadium comes alive with the samba music and in case you attended any practice sessions at samba schools, then you can just groove to the orchestra. It is during the technical rehearsals that you will get to wear costumes and interact with the supporters. With so much of practice and rehearsals for the Carnival, it is the best time to learn samba songs and music. Technical rehearsals at Sambadrome follows a schedule, this will help you follow up with your favorite samba school program. The technical rehearsals give samba schools a chance to alter and make adjustments to their performances, while the samba school’s various departments take care of the costumes and floats. The rehearsals are a dry run sans costumes and floats, but yet you get to see performers show off their best moves and grooves. The rehearsals for the 2014 Rio Carnival begins by mid December 2014 and start at around 7 PM, on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Those are the technical rehearsals of 2014 of the Access Group, also known as Gold Group:
|Date||Day||7 PM||8 PM||9 PM|
|08||Sunday||Wash Ceremony||Meet ing of Drums||Beija-Flor|
|13||Friday||Imperio Serrano||União da Ilha|
|15||Sunday||Renascer||Mocidade||Unidos da Tijuca|
|21||Saturday||Inocentes de Belford Roxo||Porto da Pedra|
|22||Sunday||Santa Cruz||Grande Rio||Vila Isabel|
|27||Friday||Cubango||Imperio da Tijuca|
|28||Saturday||Estácio de Sá||Imperatriz|
|29||Sunday||Viradouro||União da Ilha||Salgueiro|
Those are the technical rehearsals of 2014 of the Special Group:
|Date||Day||7 PM||8 PM||9 PM|
|04||Saturday||Renascer||São Clemente||Porto da Pedra|
|05||Sunday||Mangueira||Unidos da Tijuca|
|12||Sunday||Test of Sound and Lighting with Last Year Champion Beija-Flor|
The best day of technical rehearsals is the last day, where you can actually get down and join the revelers when the traditional street bands join the parade at the end of all rehearsals. It is the most spectacular end to the rehearsals and a grand beginning to the finale.
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