Technical Rehearsals of the Samba Schools

Samba School Technical Rehearsals Take Place at the Rio Sambodromo from Mid December Through Last Saturday Before Rio Carnival Kicks Off.

What are Technical Rehearsals good for? If you want to get a glimpse of the 2019 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.

Technical Rehearsals at Sambadrome

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 Rio Carnival begins by January 2019 and start at around 7 PM, on Saturday and Sunday nights.

January 2019

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February 2019

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Last day of technical rehearsals

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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