Parades of the Samba Schools in São Paulo – 03

The float which opened the parade of Dragões da Real, the first school to parade on Saturday (18) - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

A total of 14 samba schools paraded in the carnival festivities in Anhembi in São Paulo. The results of the first seven schools we have seen in my previous two articles. Today the first three samba schools, which paraded Saturday night and Sunday morning. In a following article the last four.

Dancer of Dragões da Real shows her beauty during the parade. In the background the float representing the mothers - photo: Raul Zito / G1

On the second day of the parades Dragões da Real makes its debut in the Special Group. Then next enter, in order, the samba runway Pérola Negra, Mocidade Alegre, Águia de Ouro, Unidos de Vila Maria, Gaviões da Fiel and Tom Maior. The last four, as said, in my next article.

A Muse of Dragões da Real in preparation of entering the avenue - photo: Raul Zito/G1

I have to say that, in my opinion, the parades of second day were much more interesting. Consequently there are more photos to show. First Dragões da Real.

Dragões da Real
The samba school Dragões da Real entered the avenue with a theme which pleased all the revellers Sambódromo in Anhembi: The Mothers. With the theme “Mãe, ventre da vida e essência do amor” (Mother, the womb of life and essence of love), the school came to the avenue on the second night of the São Paulo parades in the Special Group definitely ready to win definitely its permanent place in the highest echelon of the Carnival of São Paulo, after being champion of the Access Group in 2011.

A float Dragões da Real waits for the start of the parade - photo: G1

A float of Dragões da Real ready for the parade - photo: Renato Jakitas/G1

TV-reporter Mônica Apor paraded with Dragões da Real. "I am very nervous, it's my first time at a carnival", she said before the parade - photo: Rafael Sampaio/G1

ex-BBB Cacau, muse of the samba school Dragões da Real, says she was surprised with the fantasy, which valued her bum and breasts - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Simone Sampaio, who is a stage assistant of Raul Gil, this year makes her debut as Queen of the drums of Dragões da Real - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Mulata of the samba school of Dragões da Real waits for the start of the parade in Anhembi - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

A float carries eight feet tall images of mothers. Members of the school Dragões da Real push the allegory through the avenue of Anhembi - photo: Raul Zito / G1

Richly decorated float showed the dragon, symbol of the samba school Dragões da Real - photo: Raul Zito / G1

Rubens and Lyssandra form the first couple of master of ceremonies and flag bearer of Dragões da Real - photo: Flavio Morais / G1

Pérola Negra
The samba school of Vila Madalena wants to go beyond the 11th place where they finished in 2011 with a parade of Itanhaém, a town on the coast of São Paulo state. The school was the second to parade on the last night of the Grupo Especial of carnival 2012 in São Paulo.

An indian girl prepares her entry into the parade of Pérola Negra in Anhembi - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Muse of Pérola dancing the samba in Anhembi - photo: Raul Zito/G1

The samba-plot of Pérola Negra praised the saga of Itanhaém, the second oldest city in Brazil - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Musa of Pérola Negra paraded playing percussion instruments. 'A pedra que canta também samba, Itanhaém, hoje a Pérola é você' (The stone that also sings samba, Itanhaém, today Pérola is you) was the theme of samba-plot - photo: Raul Zito/G1

The float which opened the parade represented the arrival of Martin Afonso de Souza in Itanhaém. He would have been responsible for the colonization of the native people. With the second float, the adventure of the German Hans Staden was remembered: since his shipwreck on the coast of Brazil, his captivity among the Indians and his flight which yielded a book.

Commanded by Master Bola, the drums of Pérola Negra fantasised the representation of the mysterious sea - photo: Raul Zito/G1

The third float recalled the biodiversity in the allegory called “Amazônia Paulista e outras belezas naturais” (The Amazon Paulista and other natural wonders).

In the parade of Pérola Negra, the group of baianas came after the opening committee and represented the Immaculate Conception - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Pérola Negra honoured the second oldest city in Brazil - photo: Raul Zito/G1

The plot of Pérola Negra told the saga of Itanhaém - photo: Raul Zito/G1

Muse of the samba school Pérola Negra, the second to parade on Saturday (18). The school chose to honour the saga of Itanhaém, the second oldest city in Brazil - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Master of ceremonies and flag bearer of Pérola Negra greet the public in Anhembi - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Another couple of master of ceremonies and flag bearer of Pérola Negra danced the samba in Anhembi - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Members’ excitement in the pre-show parade of Pérola Negra - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Mocidade Alegre
The third school to enter the Anhembi Sambódromo on the second day of the parades of the Special Group in São Paulo, Mocidade Alegre sported the atmosphere of unity and pride of those who needed extra effort to shine in the carnival this year. Frustrated on January 9 by a fire in the shed of the school, which is under the Viaduct Pompeii, in western São Paulo, Mocidade Alegre had to rush to rebuild on time some of its floats.

The opening float of Mocidade Alegre. The school merged religiosity, African music and sculptures with Portuguese and Catholic symbols - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

With 3,500 participants and 25 groups, Mocidade Alegre celebrated the centenary of the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado honouring Candomblé, capoeira and the popular festivals that comprise the universe of “Tenda dos Milagres” (Tent of Miracles), a novel published in 1969. The transition of the school through the avenue lasted 60 minutes, five fewer than the maximum allowed for each samba school.

Like in the books of Jorge Amado, the parade brought the typical elements of the culture of Bahia - photo: Raul Zito/G1

One of decorated floats of Mocidade Alegre represented the elite of Bahia in the past. Symbols of the origins of the culture of Salvador, the scene of the stories of Jorge Amado - photo: Raul Zito/G1

The flag bearer of Mocidade Alegre parades in Anehmbi. The samba school brought luxurious and colourful costumes to the Sambadrome - photo: Raul Zito / G1

Mocidade Alegre sought to reproduce Salvador in the first half of last the century - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

The queen of the drums of Mocidade Alegre, Aline Oliveira, greets revellers - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Aline Oliveira, queen of the drums of Mocidade Alegre dancing the in Anhembi - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

The plot of Mocidade Alegre was inspired by a book by Jorge Amado published in 1969 - photo: Flavio Morais/G1

Members of the samba school Mocidade Alegre represent characters of Bahian culture - photo: Raul Zito / G1

Samba dancer of Mocidade Alegre shows her charm during the parade - photo: Raul Zito / G1

Member of Mocidade Alegre parades with a fancy little allegory. The school will present five floats - photo: Flavio Morais / G1

The opening float of Mocidade Alegre entering the Sambódromo. A Jorge Amado novel inspired the storyline - photo: Rafael Sampaio/G1

Aline Oliveira, queen of the drums, is already 10 years with the samba school Mocidade Alegre - photo: Raul Zito / G1

Samba dancer parading topless. The samba school Mocidade Alegre was the third to enter the Anhembi - photo: G1

 Next article the last four samba schools of São Paulo.