Malandros N' Motion, a samba dance group based in Los Angeles, CA. The group was founded and is directed by Ana Laidley, a master Samba teacher, who has an immense samba legacy, and who contributes to Brazilian culture in the U.S. by teaching dance and by choreographing works with Malandros N’Motion. The group was created by Ana, to diversify representations of Brazilian culture in the U.S., break some of the gender binaries and pressures of passista dancing, and to bring to the forefront of our Brazilian cultural imaginary, the character of the Malandro, who is an anti-hero, is playful, lives outside the law and dances amazing samba. The Malandro N' Motion
We were all very Pleased and happy to have the Malandro n' Motion Dancers at our wedding. Their performance left our guests in 'awe' and it was an incredible experience having them preform. Their routines and interaction with us and our guests was Superb. We will definitely use your entertainment for future events. Thank You again for helping us create a memorable evening for our special day!
Price Range: $500-$3000
Gig Length: 15 - 60 minutes
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese
What to Expect
Malandro N' Motion brings in its performance the scenery of the Old Rio de Janeiro through the 40's and 50's Samba Style. The malandro, principally the malandro sambista, is the preeminent mouthpiece of Brazilian Culture because he mediates between cidade (city) and the Morro (Hills, in Brazilian Culture Shantytowns.)
Malandro N' Motion is composed of 10 members. All professionals dancers who dedicate themselves to study Brazilian Culture.
The Malandro N' Motion performances remote people back to an imaginary time, where a male dancer represents elegance, fun, tricks, and lots of Samba no Pe.
Ana Carla Laidley (AKA Aninha Malandro) was born and raised and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ana was exposed to the art and culture of Samba in early infancy/childhood. Ana’s parents were very influential and involved in the Samba schools. Throughout her childhood, Ana not only attended weekly Samba Schools rehearsals as well as she paraded in several Samba schools and other groups associated with Samba and Carnaval. Ana grew up in the cradle of SAMBA: Estacao Primeira de Mangueira, where her father was a very well-known respected musician and her mother an excellent and one of the first “passistas.”
Ana teaches samba for 23 years in the USA.
Additional Booking Notes
Several of Malandro N' Motion choreographies will be more representative of the time and 50's styles with the usage of lighting and smoking machine. Most of the performances are made with mixing of diverse Brazilian Samba Songs.
The contracting venue will be responsible for the sound system in order to the Malandro N' Motion group to perform.
Past Booked Events
|March 17, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rio de Janeiro/Gafieira Brasil|
|February 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||UTAH|
Influences & Inspiration
Ana takes groups to Brasil to parade with Estacao Primeira de Mangueira, Uniao da Ilha, Viradouro and other Samba Schools, as well as organizes workshops with renown Brazilian Teachers such as Patrick Carvalho, Adriana Lima, Rodrigo Marques, Vanessa Nascimento and Marcelo Chocolate and Jongo da Serrinha.