GRES Império Serrano

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The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Império Serrano is a samba school of the city of Rio de Janeiro, that was created on March 23 of 1947 after a disagreement of the extinct samba school Prazer da Serrinha. It was nine times champion of the Carnaval and can be considered one of the most traditional schools of the samba of the city. One of the principal vainglories of its members is the democratic and open democracy of the school, established in the school's foundation. Its history is normally confused with the history of the Morro da Serrinha, despite its headquarters being in Avenida Ministro Edgard Romero near the Estação Mercadão de Madureira, but in the same neighborhood: Madureira.

The Ala de Compositores (Ala of the Composers) of Império is one of the most respected, having in its history people such as Silas de Oliveira, Mano Décio, Aniceto do Império, Molequinho, Dona Ivone Lara (first woman to participate in te ala of the composers of the samba schools), Beto sem Braço, Aluizio Machado, and Arlindo Cruz.

The school's history is crowned by splendid sambas, true classics of the samba-enredo such as Aquarela Brasileira ("Brazilian Aquarelle") (1964 and 2004), Exaltação a Tiradentes ("Exaltation to Tiradentes") (1949), Os Cinco Bailes da História do Rio ("The Five Balls of the History of Rio") (1965), Heróis da Liberdade ("Liberty Heroes") (1969), Bumbum paticumbum Prugurundum (1982), among others.

In 1982, the singer Clara Nunes recorded the samba Serrinha, to homage Mauro Duarte and Paulo César Pinheiro.

In the 1990s, the school confronted serious politic problems that resulted in three lowerings (1991, 1997, and1999).

The school returned to the elite of the Carnaval in 2001, but still remained fighting with difficulties to remain in the group. That year, the school brought the samba of Arlindo Cruz, Maurição, Carlos Sena, and Elmo Caetano, and it was considered by the reviewers as the most beautiful of the year. The samba narrated the story of the Resistance, nickname of the Syndicate of the Stevedores of Rio de Janeiro, which many of the school's members had connection. However a problem in the principal allegoric car, formed by an intermodal container (shipping container) that opened during the parade, spoiling the surprise that the school was preparing, that obviously took some precious points.

In 2004, the Império repeated the samba-enredo Aquarela do Brasil, considered one of the most beautiful sambas-enredo of the history, and despite financial problems and internal disputes, made the public stand up in the Sambadrome, but finished far from the title of the final classification. In 2007, the school fell again to the Grupo de Acesso

Classifications[edit]

Império Serrano
Place Group Plot Carnival Producer
1984 Vice-Champion 1A Foi malandro é Renato Lage
1985 7th place 1A Samba, suor e cerveja, o combustível da ilusão Renato Lage e Lílian Rabelo
1986 3rd place 1A Eu quero Renato Lage
1987 3rd place 1 Com a boca no mundo, quem não se comunica se trumbica Ney Ayan
1988 7th place 1 Pára com isso, dá cá o meu Ney Ayan
1989 10th place 1 Jorge Amado – Axé Brasil Oswaldo Jardim
1990 11th place Special Histórias da nossa história – Uma lenda, um invasor, um bandeirante Gil Ricon
1991 15th place Special É por aí que eu vou Ney Ayan
1992 3rd place A Fala Serrinha – a voz do samba sou eu mesmo sim senhor Paulo Resende, Wanderley Silva e Luiz Rangel
1993 Vice-Champion A Império Serrano, um ato de amor Cid Camilo e Sanclair Boiron
1994 16th place Special Uma festa brasileira Cid Camilo e Sanclair Boiron
1995 15th place Special O tempo não pára Lílian Rabello
1996 6th place Special E verás que um filho teu não foge à luta Ernesto Nascimento e Actir Gonçalves
1997 15th place Special O mundo dos sonhos de Beto Carrero Jerônimo Guimarães
1998 Champion A Sou ouro negro da Mãe África João Luiz de Moura
1999 13th place Special Uma Rua Chamada Brasil Mário Borriello
2000 Champion A Canhões de Guararapes Sylvio Cunha
2001 11th place Special O Rio corre pro mar Sylvio Cunha, Ernesto Nascimento e Actir Gonçalves
2002 9th place Special Aclamação e coroação do Imperador da Pedra do Reino – Ariano Suassuna Ernesto Nascimento
2003 12th place Special E onde houver trevas... que se faça a luz! Ernesto Nascimento
2004 9th place Special Aquarela Brasileira (Reedição de 1964) Ilvamar Magalhães
2005 12th place Special Um grito que ecoa no ar.Homem/Natureza – o equilibrio perfeito Ilvamar Magalhães
2006 8th place Especial O Império do Divino Paulo Menezes
2007 12th place Special Ser Differente é Normal – O Império Serrano Faz a Differença no Carnaval Jack Vasconcelos
2008 Champion A Taí, eu fiz tudo pra você gostar de mim Renato Lage e Márcia Lávia
2009

Titles and Prizes[edit]

  • Special Group (FBES) – 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951,
  • Special Group (unified) – 1955, 1956, 1960, 1972, and 1982 (9 titles in Special Group or First Group)
  • Estandarte de Ouro (best school or communication with the public): 1972, 1973, 1975, 1982, and 2004
  • Estandarte de Ouro (best samba): 1982, 1983, 1986, 2001, 2004, and 2006 (Special Group) 1993, 1998, and 2000 (Second Group)

References[edit]

This article was translated from the Portuguese Wikipedia on February 8 of 2008.

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