You’d be hard pressed to argue that Claudio Segovia’s energising stage show – Brasil Brasileiro in Sadler wells did not contribute to Brazil being declared the most happiest place on earth.
The production -which displays raw energy and pulsating beats defining the spiritual power of samba – brings together in excess of 38 artists to include musicians, singers and dancers and have all been recruited from the favela’s as opposed to Brazilian dance schools. The evolution of this wide-eyed enthusiasm is choreographed to make it hard to resist to get up and join them on stage with critics reviewing the performance as ‘one hell of a Brazil celebration’.
As the completely sold-out show poured out of the theatre (including celebrities Sir Ben Kingsley, Emma Rigby and Zoe Wanamaker), elated faces proved it was a night to be remembered. Be prepared to get out of your seat and shake about — it’s time to enjoy life as the Brasilians do!