Sambaschool Mocidade Alegre was created by a group of man who dressed themselves as women, to celebrate carnival, as was common use in the sixties of the past century. This group, named Mariposas Recuperadas, was founded by Juarez Cruz, from Rio de Janeiro, in 1952. He wished to celebrate carnival as he used to celebrate it in his native city. In 1967, when woman and children also were permitted to become members, the samba school was founded. The school is a 10-time champion in the elite class, their most recent victories date from 2012, 2013, and 2014.
2014: 1st Elite group
2013: 1st Elite group
2012: 1st Elite group
2011: 7th Elite group
2010: 2nd Elite group
Theme for this year is
“Nos palcos da vida… Uma vida no palco: Marília”.
At the stages of life…. One life at stage now: Marília.
The samba school will homage Marília Pêra. Marília, daughter of two actors, was born in Rio in 1943. She has been hailed was one of the best actresses of the Eighties, and has won many Brazilian and international movie awards. Her best known participation was in the movie ‘Pixote’. Besides, she played many characters in Brazilian soap series and is also widely known as a singer and choreographer.
Some example images of the fantasies:
Complete parade / desfile 2014
Nos palcos da vida… Uma vida no palco: Marília
Vem aplaudir a diva nos palcos da vida
Faz delirar, meu povo alegre a cantar
Mulher guerreira, bem brasileira
A Mocidade é Marília Pêra
Divina inspiração, um ato de amor
A arte concebeu Marília
Tão menina, a flor bailarina
Carrega no sangue o dom de encenar
Vai brilhar na ribalta infinita
Liberta, a poesia não vai se calar
Nos palcos de corpo e alma
Desponta no alvorecer
Destino traçado, talento e magia
Estrela a resplandecer
Ê mulher… Lições pra ensinar
São elas por ela, mil vidas contar
Tem Carmem Miranda, ganzá e pandeiro
De saia rodada, ginga no terreiro
Dama do cinema e televisão
Em qualquer cenário transmite emoção
Graciosidade e carisma
Um anjo da noite embala criança
A lua cheia de amor reflete esperança
Meu samba chamou você pra sambar
E te consagrar rainha do nosso carnaval
Pois o teu nome já é imortal…Bravo, Marília!
Orgulho do nosso país… És musa, brilhante atriz
O mundo a reverenciar…
Nossa “Morada” a homenagear!
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2015