The closing date for entries is Friday 23rd June.

For questions, queries and submission of your entry please email – lss.bookings.lss@gmail.com 


Further information for the Learning Experience/Design a costume competition – ‘Ala das Baianas’:

Ala das Baianas is a samba school dance section of women wearing flowing dresses which make reference to Bahia, the original capital of Brazil. Baianas (afro-brazilian women from Bahia) traditionally wear all white, and were an important part of the origins of samba. Ala means ‘wing’ or ‘section’. This is what they look like:

 


This year our theme for the parade is ‘Sambafari: The Last Safari’. Each section will represent a certain animal you would see on safari. The Ala das Baianas will represent elephants. Here are some guidelines for designing the costume:

       Ala das Baianas Elephants
Suggested concept/direction  

Please refer to traditional Baiana costume with the big skirt,

The costume must make clear visual reference to Elephant Without being a re-enacting of an elephant, the animal can be represented in the costume in the fabric print or stencil spray.

 

There will be 5 costumes produced for this ala. All costumes can the identical but it would be also interesting if each costume colour base would represent a different landscape (red sunset, golden savannah, green forest, blue skies and black night) with a stencil of a herd of elephants; illustrating this way the herd journey through Africa in search of good pastures and water.

Colour scheme Grey/silver/white elephant silhouettes over a main colour landscape (red, yellow, green, blue, black)
The skirt needs to have the existing hoop underskirt  

The closing date for entries is Friday 23rd June.

For questions, queries and submission of your entry please email – lss.bookings.lss@gmail.com