Samba Shows

The Company have plenty of fantastic Brazilian dance shows in our repertory and beautiful costumes. 

We also offer specialist workshops in schools, adult classes and privates for all ages. Please enquire to book school projects or shows for your event. 

Birds Of Paradise (20 minute piece with live music and 3 dancers)


  • Choreography: Ella Mesma and dancers /musicians
  • Dancers: Michela Di Felice, Simone Foster, LaiaMoraño
  • Musicians: Marv the Radio, Xavi Osmir
  • Lighting: Ciaran Cunningham
  • Mentor: Ponciano Almeida

Work-shopping this idea with Element Arts dancers and acclaimed Beatboxer Marv the Radio at Back to the Lab (Breakin Convention) in 2012, this idea has now grown into a 20 minute piece. Working with two musicians (Percussionist Xavier Osmir) and (Beatboxer- Marv the Radio), is a conversation between Artists, drawing on the traditions of Brazilian Samba no Pe, the piece explores the mask of the Sambista- the costume, theatre, prowess.

This work was supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

“I thought your work was absolutely beautiful, I was mesmerised. I would love to see the extended piece; it worked so well in the gardens….lots more please, im a total fan!!!” Judith Palmer ADAD

"Ella Mesma and her dancers are fiercer in flesh than in the imagination. They are bold, sassy and fiery. The privilege was mine." Sean Graham- Choreographer/Artistic Director

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