BRAZILIAN PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY
Rio Projekt combines the raw essence of Rio Carnaval with runway-ready costume collections to present spectacular experiences featuring internationally acclaimed artists direct from Carnaval in Brazil.
WHO WE ARE.
A trailblazing, world renowned Brazilian Performing Arts Company based in Sydney, Australia. With an ensemble of 90% Brazilian and/or Artists of Colour, our powerhouse cast includes Brazilian dancers (Passistas and Musas from Rio Carnaval), Brazilian drummers (Bateria), musicians, vocalists, Capoeira performers and acrobats.
The only Brazilian entertainment company in Australia to feature artists who regularly perform at an elite level in Rio de Janeiro Carnaval (Brazil) and who have performed with some of Brazil’s most famous artists in Bahia Carnaval and Sao Paulo Carnaval.
WHAT WE DO.
WE BRING RIO CARNAVAL + RUNWAY COUTURE TO YOU.
We combine the raw essence of Rio Carnaval with exclusive designer costume collections and internationally acclaimed artists to present spectacular live stage shows, event entertainment, appearances, campaigns and experiences.
Every Rio Projekt performance and appearance is masterfully crafted and curated to ensure the highest calibre of class, artistic expression and aesthetic impact.
THE RIO PROJEKT DIFFERENCE.
The beating heart of Carnaval, a celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture and resistance, can only be embodied through firsthand experience. Rio Projekt works exclusively with artists who have the direct lived experience of performing, training and cultural immersion in Brazil.
Inspired by the haute couture worn by Rio Carnaval queens, Rio Projekt is the only company that offers a designer wardrobe of costume “collections”, custom made exclusively for the ensemble and unrivalled in the field.
"This group of artists is the best Brazilian entertainment outside of Brazil!
They represent Brazil’s authenticity with so much integrity, respect and love."
Lori Lima - Brazilian Rio Carnaval Musa
Artists perform officially in Rio de Janeiro Carnaval, Bahia Carnaval and Sao Paulo Carnaval.
The ensemble features 90% Brazilian and/or artists of colour
Directed by internationally acclaimed Artistic Director and Choreographer, Sashya Jay
Runway-ready designer costume collections hand-crafted exclusively for Rio Projekt.
By Brazil’s Grand Master of Samba and world famous Artistic director, Carlinhos Salgueiro.
Artists travel to Brazil annually to perfect their craft and immerse themselves in the culture and community.
Rio Projekt represents the pinnacle of Brazilian artistry, setting the global benchmark with integrity, innovation and evolution.
Dancers are internationally recognised instructors at Australia’s leading Brazilian dance school, Escola de Samba Sydney.
“I have been lucky enough to work with Sashya and Rio Projekt for the past 5 years in my role as host on Sunrise"
Sam Mac - Sunrise on 7 (Channel 7)