Shirley Vieira was born in Rio de Janeiro. Vieira has been dancing since age 15. Costume wordrobe is a collection of 15 years of carnival. The costumes comes from Rio de Janeiro's carnival parade. Others are re-created here in Chicago. We have a collection of more the 100 costumes and lately started creating our own design to enhance our collection and have more to offer. Edilson Lima as choreographer has also enhanced Samba1 in the past 7 years and together we bring the best to offer of a Brazilian culture with its authenticity.
Shirley Vieira: Founder/Passista/Director
Edilson Lima: Choreographer/Director
Palloma Pires: Samba Queen 2009
Vanessa Luis: Samba Queen 2010
Paola Soares: Passista
Patricia Salomao: Passista
Present acts: the creativity that never stops!!!! The more we collect costumes, the more we want to collect and enhance all that we have to present a large variety.
Past acts: Be able to take care our clients by being on time and adjust to any request at any time at any place that they may need our services.
We believe the clients have the choice and we give them plenty!!!!
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 1 - 60 minutes
The audience will first be extremely surprised to see the kind of costumes that only have been seen in Rio! They will be impressed with the colors and feathers. They will admire the gorgeous samba dancers. They will want to try some headpieces to take photos. They will also snap many photos. Soon, they will be on the dancing floor with us. The goal is not just to showcase samba, but to give them all an experience to feel the energy and dance with us.
The experience from our services will be unforgettable!!!! We have been so long in this business, which should prove our credibility, authenticity and professionalism! We are all Brazilians and we do it with our heart!
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We are very low profile. We request a private dressing room. We bring music, costumes, dancers, band if requested, sound system is requested. Capoeira dancers, if requested. Belly Dancers, if requested. Client has only to ask and we will manage to provide.
The best about Samba1? We are all BRAZILIAN which is different from any other dancers in Chicago! As Brazilians we carry the "ginga" that no other culture could offer and/or learn and/or imitate! Why? Because if comes in the blood and in the heart! That's called being ORIGINAL!
We craft our request per client's request. WE go for a full show with 3 sets to a 3 minute show! Client is the boss and we listen and do it. We tailor as planed, we may offer to plan with them, but client usually knows what they want to do and we just play along!
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Parade, Private Party, Quinceañera, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Reception
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