World Class Brazilian Entertainment...
The Passistas Samba dance group is Chicago's premier Brazilian dance company. We strive to evoke the essence of the rainhas & musas of carnaval, the queens & muses, whose official role is to be the inspiration of the bateria (percussion section), embodying the spirit of their samba school, gracing all with their elegance, charm and passion for samba. We also offer full production entertainment for platinum & corporate events with our talented band, Planeta Azul. We are the top choice for Brazilian entertainment!
Please note that we do not and will not engage in bid wars for our services.
Having personally worked along side Rachel Montiel & Passistas through various SOULPHONETICS events I can attest that these women are by far, from head to toe, the most dynamic samba dancers coming out of Chicago and the Midwest. Always keeping it fresh, sexy, exciting and elegant!
I hired Planeta Azul & Passistas Samba dancers for my birthday party at Real Tenochtitlan in Chicago. It was the best birthday ever! The band slammed and kept everyone on their feet all night! The dancers were the icing on the cake! Not only were they beautiful, they put on a great show. Everyone had a blast learning how to samba. Planeta Azul Entertainment is the best choice hands down for Brazilian entertainment! You guys helped make my birthday celebration so special, it was an event we will never forget. Thank you for a truly great time!
Passistas Brazilian dancers did an amazing job entertaining the crowd for my mother's birthday! They were punctual, professional, and glamorous wearing their extravagant Samba costumes. Everyone enjoyed the show, young and old. They allowed our party to join in on the dancing fun and take pictures at the conclusion. Passistas were very flexible with the changes made in our party arrangements and were always easily reached by email or phone. I recommend them for any party, large or small who want a festive and breathtaking authentic Samba dance show!
When deciding on the entertainment for our private party, we looked at other Brazilian dance groups in Chicago but decided to go with Planeta Azul & Passistas because of their extreme professionalism and superb talent. We hands down made the right decision!! They were the hit of the party and fulfilled our every wish. This is a class 'A' group that is sure to gain notoriety as the elite Brazilian dance and music performers in Chicago!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Though a young group, Passistas Samba dancers have transformed the Chicago Samba dance scene, from their costuming, to their performance style, and even their trademark samba poses! According to the founder, Rachel Montiel: "We strive for excellence: every performance, every client experience, every event!"
Passistas has performed internationally and nationally, making several appearances for nationally televised programming, including a special guest feature on the Steve Harvey Show and the Science Channel's "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman". The group continues to grow in popularity, most recently finishing a tour of China and being commissioned by the City of Chicago to represent Brazilian dance in the Summerdance series for a sixth year. The troupe was also specially selected to perform for a platinum gala event in Texas, having been chosen over other noteworthy samba dance companies from around the United States!
Passistas Samba can provide whatever the event requires - ranging from the liberal to the ultra-conservative. Past and current performances include Brookfield Zoo's 75th Anniversary, Chicago Summerdance, University of Michigan, Macalester College, Loyola University, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, University of Tennessee, Murray State of Kentucky, White Sox Cellular Field pre-game shows, Chicago Fire pre-game shows, Casinos, corporate events, weddings, platinum galas, fund raisers, children's events, nightclubs, and churches! Passistas work with different costume designers and travel to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Brazil annually to personally select hand-made designs so that all costumes are brand new or in excellent condition.
All samba dancers employed are professional, young, lovely and fit (photos showcased are NOT altered so that the dancer you see pictured is the dancer you get - no false representations and no surprises) We are Chicago's original Passistas!
|Luciano Antonio||Band Leader|
|Yaasha Abraham||Dance Director & Director of Youth Outreach|
A private and secure private room/changing area
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