History

Check out what has happened around here, year by year, on our timeline!

2017

CARNIVAL 2017
"100 anos de Samba - Pimpolhos de Bamba”

2016

CARNIVAL 2016
“Everyone Together and Mixed”

CARNIVAL SCHOOL IN THE HEADQUATERS
Free Workshops in the Grande Rio Headquarters, in Caxias, Sponsored by the Secretary of Culture

CARNIVAL SCHOOL IN THE FACTORY
Allegory, costume and cultural production courses in the Pimpolhos Carnival Factory sponsored by the Municipal Secretary of Culture and Estácio

REORGANIZING THE HOUSE
Pimpolhos restructure their educational department, uniting their projects and placing them under the wings of the Carnival School, like a big educational program

2015

CARNIVAL 2015
“My Kiddo – The image of the child in Brazil”

CARNIVAL SCHOOL
Music and Dance in the Little Africa: Free workshops of music and dance in the Pimpolhos Shed, sponsored by Estácio, City Hall of Rio de Janeiro and Municipal Secretary of Culture

2014

CARNIVAL 2014
“The people, the ball and the earth – From Recife to Caxias”

STREET CUP
Pimpolhos participates in the 2014 Street Cup where 25 teams from 19 countries of the world took the colors and the magic of carnival to the soccer ball field. Children from all five continents participated in workshops offered with the Pimpolhos methodology and techniques that gave the tone and rhythm in the opening and closing ceremonies

2013

CARNIVAL 2013
“The Wonders of Little Africa – part 2”

THE CARNIVAL SCHOOL GOES TO THE HEADQUARTERS
The Carnival School Project arrives at the Grande Rio Square, in Caxias, through a partnership with FUNDEC

PIMPOLHOS SOCCER CLUB IN THE COCA-COLA CUP
Our boys from the Pimpolhos Soccer Club shined at the Coca-Cola cup in partnership with SMEL – Secretary of Sports

2012

PIMPOLHOS IN SCHOOLS
Supported by OI Futuro and Grupo Libra

PIMPOLHOS IN LONDON
Pimpolhos of Grande Rio on display at the SouthBank Centre, in London

CARNIVAL SCHOOL
Props Workshop at the Calouste Gulbenkian Art Centre
Creative Planting Workshop at the Caxias Mall
Eco Costumes Workshop at Via Parque

BIG DANCE
BIG DANCE was the main opening event of the Olympics in London. In Brazil counted with the Residence of Dance Company Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in Schools:
“Vargem Grande Community” and “Pimpolhos of Grande Rio”. Plus the presentation of the choreography from “Multi Dance” event with artistic direction by Renato Cruz and Produced by Burburinho Cultural.

CARNIVAL 2012
“The Wonders of Little Africa”

CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE IS BORN!
Pimpolhos of Grande Rio launches a program to receive tourists and show the backstage of the fantastic world of carnival.

2011

PIMPOLHOS IN SCHOOLS
Supported by OI Futuro and Grupo Libra

EXPOSITION IN FURNAS
“…our tales… our memories…”, a retrospective of the artistic and social work done in the last nine years of the Youth Samba School, at the Eletrobras Furnas Cultural Space

CARNIVAL 2011
“…our tales…”

AA RIO DE JANEIRO VISITING SCHOOL

AESM-RIO PLANNING
Pimpolhos supports the achievement of the Strategic Planning Seminar of AESM-Rio

2010

PIMPOLHOS IN SCHOOLS
Sponsored by Eletrobras Furnas

CARNIVAL SCHOOL
Sponsored by Eletrobras Furnas

CARNIVAL 2010
“Recycle Life”

2009

PIMPOLHOS IN SCHOOLS
Partnership with NGO legal project for the storyline development

CARNIVAL 2009
“Walking, Playing and following the Lesson…18 years of the Statute of the Child and the Adolescent”

2008

CARNIVAL 2008
“Sing to Enchant”

PIMPOLHOS IN SCHOOLS
Partnership with the Gentil Carioca Art Gallery, promoting a Contemporary Carnival Exposition with over 30 participating artists

2007

THE PEDAGOGICAL CARNIVAL IS BORN
Inspired with the project in schools, Pimpolhos creates the “Pedagogical Carnival” workshops, to work with the parading children the concept of the storylines and the costumes. Every year the institution chooses a storyline with educational themes, aiming to make carnival and its ludic universe an educating tool and a vehicle for social transformation

CARNIVAL 2007
“Come on Over Future!” Pimpolhos is now sponsored by Ortobom through the Law of State Incentive for Culture, granted by SEC

2006

THE PROJECT PIMPOLHOS IN SCHOOLS IS BORN
In partnership with the Secretary of Education of Duque de Caxias, Pimpolhos creates the project “Pimpolhos in Schools”. Working side by side with the County schools, the project took to the classrooms all of the magic of the carnival artistic creation, giving strength to the schools as a fundamental organ in the fight against social inequality

CARNIVAL 2006
“1,2,3 Experience”

2005

EXPANDING HORIZONS
Due to the success of the carnival workshops, Pimpolhos goes to work in the community of Duque de Caxias, accomplishing great cultural afternoons and promoting educational tours, interacting directly with children and adolescents and opening a space of interaction and cultural exchange

CARNIVAL SCHOOL IS BORN
The Carnival Arts Improvement Program – Art Folia becomes the “Carnival School”, aiming to be a platform of research, production and carnival development

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
A Scholarship program is created, offering scholarship in some courses (English, dance, computing etc…) for the participants of the Carnival School and Pimpolhos

CARNIVAL 2005
Parade “From the Bottom of my Heart”. Pimpolhos promote a dialogue between Contemporary Art and Carnival, inviting a group of artists to be part of the art direction of the parade

2004

GROWING
Pimpolhos becomes an NGO and become an independent institution from its mother-school, the Grande Rio Samba School, with their own mission, vision, values and goals

A REHEARSAL FOR THE CARNIVAL SCHOOL
Creation of “Carnival Arts Improvement Program – Art Folia”, Supported by the National Culture Fund (MinC), giving dozens of young people the opportunity to learn artistic techniques aimed at the carnival production, creating a work perspective and promoting social inclusion. Today, many of the benefited young people work professionally in the production of the Rio Carnival, producing costumes and allegory for the schools of the special group

2003

AVENUE PREMIERE
Pimpolhos first parade in the Samba runway, taking approximately 1.300 children to the Marquês de Sapucaí

2002

WE ARE BORN!
Founding of Pimpolhos of Grande Rio, with the purpose of participating in the youth samba schools parade, event organized by AESM-Rio (Youth Samba Schools Association)