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buy canada goose jacket cheap Brazilian dancer Jessica Gomes performs during the rehearsal of the Mocidade Independente Padre canada goose uk black friday Miguel samba school in Rio de Canada Goose Coats On Sale Janeiro, February 17, 2014, as a preparation for the 2014 Carnival parade. Wanted: topless Carnival dancers. Canada Goose Jackets REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

It sounds like a simple request in a city known for steamy nightclubs, Bacchanalian beach parties and Carnival parades featuring nude cheap Canada Goose starlets donning only a a leaf sized patch of fabric that serves, literally, as a sex covering.

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Canada Goose Outlet In salute to a bygone era, Mocidade wanted Carnival dancers without the globular breasts and or buttocks, that now dominate the annual spectacle, a week long party meant to purge sin before the Catholic season of Lent.

wasn easy, says Paulo Menezes, the artistic director for the group, one of the 12 top tier troupes that will march in Rio Carnival starting on March 2. of the women who want to take part in something like this have all had some surgery.

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Carnival itself is also about artifice.

The show at Rio Sambadrome, the floodlit concrete parade ground, is a multimillion dollar extravaganza of costumes, music and Canada Goose Parka theater. Each samba school, as the troupes are known, is a regiment of dancers, drummers and divas. Mocidade alone will march 4,000 people.

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Brazilian dancers canada goose coats Glauce Costa (C) and Jessica Gomes perform during the rehearsal of the Mocidade Samba school in Rio de Janeiro, February 17, 2014, as a preparation for canada goose the 2014 carnival parade. is making things more authentic and more popular.

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canada goose coats on sale THE SEARCH To find its 22 implant free participants, who will preside over the first of the school nine parade floats, Mocidade last October put the word out via social media. Applicants were asked to submit a photo, basic personal details and their body measurements, necessary for tailoring the skimpy, but costly hose, harness, boots and headdress that those chosen will wear.

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canada goose black friday sale At first, the response was slow. Many applicants did not quite understand the requirements.

cheap Canada Goose A few submitted photos that left no doubt of surgical intervention. Some applicants only sent photos of their breasts not enough for the school to make an informed decision. canada goose uk shop Other applicants, including a 60 year old, did not quite fit the profile.

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Canada Goose Jackets wasn exactly what we were looking for, said Menezes, in his office above a cavernous warehouse where the school is making final parade preparations. Dozens of workmen below are still welding and painting floats and giant sculptures of oxen, farmhands canada goose clearance sale and other rural caricatures that will adorn them.

Canada Goose sale What Menezes did want among the applicants was variety. It took several months, but he got it.

canada goose clearance sale Those chosen range in age from 18 to 46. Some are tall, some are short. None have the Photoshop features that leap from magazine covers.

canada goose store never thought I would be uk canada goose able to take part in something like this, says Duza Alves Barbosa, the eldest of the women, who works as a vendor at a jewelry store. run, I take care of myself, but I don have one of those bodies you see on TV.

On Monday night, a group of the women met at a square next to a train station in the gritty Rio suburb of Bangu. Thousands of Mocidade members, most dressed in its trademark green and white, converged on the square for one of their last rehearsals.

Shortly before midnight, the procession began, propelled by the school legendary percussionists, buy canada goose jacket a battery of 280 drummers known as Existe Mais Quente, or There is None Hotter. Glauce Costa, a 32 year old secretary and mother of one, stomped and shook, the tassels of her white dress gyrating.

She will be more constrained atop the small plinth each woman will stand upon while the float is under way.

I just smile and Canada Goose online wave, she said. a shame we can dance. As long as canada goose uk outlet we topless, we may as well have some bounce.

There will be plenty of motion elsewhere, though.

canada goose deals The women, after all, are just the tip of a long and diverse procession. And Mocidade officials insist they are not trying to make any sort of statement against cosmetic surgery.

In fact, Menezes said the uk canada goose outlet woman who will carry the Mocidade canadian goose jacket flag, a key figure in any Carnival procession, has implants.

Jessica Gomes dos Santos, buy canada goose jacket cheap the youngest of the unaltered, says she might even join the augmented once she finishes psychology studies in college. cheap canada goose uk could use a bigger bumbum, she says, tapping her trim hips.

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