Taking steps to have some samba fun in Rio
DANAELLA WIVELL South America to perform at the famous Rio Carnival.
Samba teacher Meg Takegami said the dancers would be joining the world’s oldest samba school, Estacio de Sa.
“We’re going to be part of the school and we’ll be doing the actual parade at Carnival,” she said.
She said preparation for the event wasn’t for the weak. “You’re wearing big heels and your clothes are small and they’re not necessarily always comfortable. They dig in, and they weight about three to five kilos, so they’re quite heavy,” she said.
Student and fellow dancer Pippa Travers-Mason said she was feeling the heat in the lead-up to the famous festival.
“Carnival is a competition, so there’s a little bit of extra pressure that we need to perform to a certain standard because we’re representing the school,” she said.
The dancers will fly out to Rio de Janeiro on Monday and perform in Carnival later this month.