Dances _______________________________________________________ Frevo Street dance and lounge, is the great delusion of the carnival in Pernambuco.

Th is is a march of syncopated rhythms, haunting, violent and frantic, which is its main feature. And the crowd waving, swaying in dance, it is boiling. And it was this idea of boiling (the people pronounce frevura, frever, etc..), Which creat ed the name frevo. The first thing that characterizes the Frevo is being, not a dance collective, a group, a string, a parade, but the crowd itself, adhering to all who hear, as if a current passed by all electric. Is also danced in the hal l, like walking, notwithstanding that sometimes the pairs fall apart in a circle , whose center is a dancer, forced to make a letter (one step or one gatimônia any) after that is replaced by another and so on. Frevo is a march, with the div ision in binary and progress similar to the Rio carnival song, heavier and with a noisy and vigorous implementation and strident fanfare. In it the rhythm is ev erything, after all their own essence, while marching in the prevalence is melod ic. It is divided into two parts and their motives are always presented in dialo gues with trombones and clarinets and saxophones pistons. Midfielder Mario says frevo was the polka-march and was Captain José Lourenço da Silva (Zuzinha), as sayer of the bands Pg-01 Pg-02 Military Police of Pernambuco, who established the dividing line between the Fre vo and the polka-march, which begins in the introduction in syncopated triplets. The great interest of Frevo is in its choreography ... Frevo appeared in 1909 o n the testimony of Pereira da Costa (Renato Almeida, Brazilian Musical History, 194-5). The choreography of this dance is the crowd. curiously. individual, ad l ibitum. Hundreds and hundreds of dancers to the sound of that exciting dance mus ic otherwise. Rare gesture equal chance to similar attitude. In the delirium of mobility keeps Pernambuco (clover is being shed by Brazil) to feature personal, instinctive, improvisational and very personal variability. Clover is always dan ced to the sound of marching-frevos typical. The presence of clover in the halls , clubs carnival is later than 1917. This year, I attended the first carnival in Recife, was in almost all dances, accompanying friends prestigious, and only fo und the clover (said to be the only step, do the step) on the streets. .. The wo rd Frevo, vulgar and current among us, appeared at Carnival 1909: "Look Frevo!," Was the phrase of enthusiasm that could be heard in delusions of the confusion and squeezes the united people. compact or in motion, following the clubs. "(Per eira da Costa, vocabulary Pernambucano. - Recife, 1937). Text: CASCUDO, Luis da Camara. Photos available address in Bibliography. Pg-02 w