Getting Ready for Brazilian Carnival


Members of Acadêmicos da Rocinha samba school play checkers inside... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Brazil,Brazilian Carnival,Brazilian Culture,Carnival - Celebration Event,City,Creativity,Full Length,Holiday - Event,Horizontal,Latin America,Place of Work,Rio Carnival,Rio de Janeiro,Rocinha - Rio de Janeiro,Samba Dancing,Samba School,WorkshopPhotographer Collection: LatinContent Editorial 2012 Jan SochorRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 14: Members of Acadêmicos da Rocinha samba school play checkers inside the workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 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)