Getting Ready for Brazilian Carnival


A member of Acadêmicos da Rocinha samba school works on carnival... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Brazil,Brazilian Carnival,Brazilian Culture,Carnival,City,Creativity,Full Length,Horizontal,Latin America,Organised Group,Place of Work,Public Celebratory Event,Rio Carnival,Rio de Janeiro,Samba Dancing,Samba School,Working,WorkshopPhotographer Collection: LatinContent Editorial 2012 Jan SochorRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 15: A member of Acadêmicos da Rocinha samba school works on carnival costumes (fantasias in portuguese) inside the workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 February 2012. The carnival preparations start early in July or August, some 7-8 months before the main samba schools parade at the sambodrome. Samba schools hire teams of professional designers and artists who, according to the original theme selected by the school directors and then featured by the school during the parade, create allegorical floats, costumes, sculptures, music, choreography and the entire school show. However, the most of the everyday work in the carnival hangars is performed by unknown but fully dedicated samba schools members. (Photo by Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images)