To assist you in booking London Based Latin Brazilian Dance Show Tropicalia for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with them!
Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
A. Tropicalia acts suit almost any event but we perform mostly at corporate events, galas, awards ceremonies, weddings, festivals and private parties
Q. How long have you been in the entertainment industry?
A. Tropicalia was founded in 2003. The musicians, dancers, singer and performers as individuals have more than 20 years experience in the entertainment business though.
Q. What’s your most favourite gig to date and why? A. Difficult to mention only one. If we can pick at least 3 gigs, definitely touring the UK with the Brazilian football legend Pele’, performing for the Qatari Royal family and Emirates Airline in Dubai.
Q. Describe your act in 5 words. A. Outstanding, professional, flexible, audience-friendly, innovative
Q. Whereabouts have you played in the country/world?
A. UK Nationwide, Dubai, Qatar, Turkey, Kenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Ukraine, Egypt, Cyprus are the ones we can remember!
Q. Performing your act, what’s your biggest achievement so far?
A. We have won 6 LUKAS, the first and only recognised award for Latino culture in the UK. 3 times for “Brazilian dance Performer of the Year” and 3 times for “Brazilian Act of the Year”.
Q. Is there audience interaction in your act?
A. There is always an element of audience participation in all our shows.
Q. What is one of the highlights of your show?
A. The “wow” factor generated by the Luxurious Brazilian Carnival costumes production and the interaction with the audience which has a predominant role in the performance. The guests would learn easy dance steps to perform a fun routine with our dancers and be part of the show.
Q. What do you personally enjoy most about performing?
A. To connect with the guests/crowd and make them smile and have fun.
Q. Is you act child-friendly? A. Yes it is. We performed many gigs at schools and family events. Upon request we can offer our performers wearing a more conservative outfit.
Q. What’s the biggest crowd you’ve performed to so far?
A. 20.000 people at Goan Festival in London.
Q. Do you have overtime charges if the event runs late? A. Being in this business for many years, we know that events never run on time therefore we are flexible and happy to accommodate any delay within a reasonable time frame.
Q. Do you have any video links on your Profile for a booker to view your act? A. We have a comprehensive showreel and 10 more dedicated videos for potential clients to watch.
Q. Can you tailor your act to the booker’s requirements?
A. Yes we can.
Q. Do you need any special arrangements in order to perform?
A. All we ask is for a standard band rider.
Q. Do you have online reviews on your Profile that bookers can read?
A. Yes we have dozens of reviews.
Q. What is the average duration of your act?
A. Depending on the line-up/act booked, our performance can last from 20 minute up to 2 hours.
Q. Do you have an ideal age-range for your act?
A. Due to the versatility of the show and music repertoire offered, our shows would suit any age and nationality.
Q. Are there any cancellation fees?
A. Yes, industry standard cancellation fee would apply unless the cancellation is notified before 2 months from the date of the event.
Q. What sets your act apart from your competition?
A. We are the only ensemble in the UK providing a full Latin & Brazilian show production featuring a LIVE band, Singer and dancers fully choreographed and costumed. Also including costume change.
Q. Do you have an interval?
A. We can have breaks or play one long solid set. Usually we always decide the format with the client to suit the time schedule of the event.
Q. Are you insured for Public Liability?
A. Yes we are. We also carry a PAT certificate for our professional equipment.
Q. If you were to cancel on the day due to an emergency, do you provide a back-up?
A. We could but this never occurred in the past 14 years.
Q. How long before the event do you typically arrive at the venue?
A. Usually 2 hours.
Q. Do you require a meal?
A. Yes we do.
Q. How far in advance would you advise that the booker book you?
A. It depends on our availability. Tropicalia can count on 20 or more performers and musicians so most of the time we can also accommodate last minute bookings.
Q. Would there be any fees that the booker is not accounting for?
A. We always include travel cost in the quote so no hidden cost.
Q. What kind of outfit will you wear?
A. We have different uniforms for the band and our costumes wardrobe is quite big.
Q. Do you use flashing lights in your act?
A. We do not provide lighting rig. Usually the client takes care of it when and if necessary.
Q. Do you have a back-up plan if there is a malfunction with the equipment? A. Yes we do.
Q. Would you say you have a good rapport with your audience?
A. We would say excellent.
Q. Does your pricing change during popular seasons?
A. No. We may apply a discounted fee for a weekday booking Monday to Thursday.
If you are looking to hire an amazing and talented live Duo for your Corporate or other event, view Based Latin Brazilian Dance Show Tropicalia’s Publicity here!