Back in 2013 I launched Chicagoano TV, a spin-off of my successful news blog, Chicagoano. With the priceless help of videographer Ingrid França and anchorman Ana Paula Gomes, who had previously worked at Brazil’s TV Cultura, we produced exclusive coverage of events in Chicago’s Brazilian-American community and beyond.
We were thrilled to cover the opening night of the fourth edition of the MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series — a gala event and film screening at Columbia College Chicago. Video is in Portuguese.
We stopped by the dress rehearsal for State Street Dance Studio’s production of “The Nutcracker” featuring four dancers from Brazil. In this preview, Raoni Xavier tells viewers (in Portuguese) why they should check these performances at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.
And now here’s our actual coverage of State Street Dance Studio’s production of “The Nutcracker,” featuring performance footage and behind-the-scenes interviews (mostly in Portuguese, with some subtitles).
We were there hen Swing Brasileiro, Bloco Maximo and Passistas Samba Dancers came together at Mayne Stage to celebrate carnival 2014. Enjoy concert footage and behind-the-scenes interviews, in English and Portuguese.