Bateria & Dance
Performances & Events
Costume & Design
Costume & Design
Our bateria costume includes white trousers and shoes in the tradition of the Rio samba schools, while the dancers wear a range of costumes which vary depending on which ala they represent. We have the extravagant constructions of the Rainha de Bateria and destaques, to the smaller costumes of the passistas and hooped skirts of the baianas. Each section has a traditional costume, which we add to on an annual basis at our costume sessions.
Preparing for Parades
The School's colours are realised through all its costumes and visual elements. Co-ordinating these elements and bringing everything together for each performance is a role traditionally performed by the School's 'Carnavalesco', or Carnival Director. BSS is extremely fortunate to have a team of people involved in getting the School parade-ready, from organising our volunteer stewarding team, preparing costumes, readying the Quikes (our custom-built, eco-friendly PA transporters), tuning and decorating drums, to filing the required paperwork, face painting, and packing water/bananas to keep us fed and watered on the road. We are always needing more help in many areas of the School, so if you have time to spare, do drop us a line. No experience is necessary as we can show you how, all you need is enthusiasm!
The Brighton School of Samba has a number of Ala's (sections) and costumed dancers on parade in 2015 including:
Rainha de Bateria
Commissau de Frente
Costume making sessions
There are individual costumes to be designed and made, such as the Porta Bandeira, Rainha da Bateria and Mestre Sala, as well as costumes for each section. As we prepare for our forthcoming gigs, numerous costume making sessions will be posted in our Facebook members page, as well as on our Calendar page. If you would like to be involved in the creation of the School's costumes for 2015, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org