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We went to the one hour show of Bale Folclorico and were not disappointed. It was action packed... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Winnipeg, Canada
Vibrant show

Coming to Salvador seeing black Brazilian culture is a must. This theatre organises a nearly daily... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Rua Gregorio de Matos 49 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40730-230, Brazil
71 3322-1962
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This Theatre is set in the Historic Centre and has shows every evening except Tuesday and Sunday. It is a traditional show in a small basic theatre, it is really worth seeing, the dancing is very good, they tell a story and if you get...More

4  Thank UKMary611
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The intention was good. The dancers were spirited. However, even with the brief written narrative it is still difficult to follow. The volume of the constant drumming was headache producing and detracted from the dancing. The men were much moe athletic and creative than the...More

1  Thank Jay S
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We went to the one hour show of Bale Folclorico and were not disappointed. It was action packed with great music, dancing and capoeira. The theater is small but that means you are right near the action. The energy and pure love of their art...More

1  Thank enzo_stewartee
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Coming to Salvador seeing black Brazilian culture is a must. This theatre organises a nearly daily show with terrific artists. Need to get there and back by taxi. Buy tickets in advance as it quickly sells out.

2  Thank LaohuPenang
Reviewed 24 December 2017

The energy of the artists is truly amazing and the variety of songs and dance is incredible and I wished it would go on and on. Do not miss this show.

1  Thank Nandita60
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a place to see regional dances an know more about the culture from bahia. this was the place. One hour of a great show with capoeira and candomblé dancings. Near casa jorge amado at pelourinho. ATTENTION: the direction of this is...More

1  Thank Guilherme C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

No one with an interest in Bahian traditions should miss this. An extremely professional show with needle-sharp timing and imaginative choreography. It was also nice to have live musicians---a comparable Cuban show which I once saw in London had only recorded music, which was a...More

1  Thank 16jamesdoc
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I'm always worried about shows like this, which can be so hokey and touristical but this one is WONDERFUL -- do not miss it! The company is so strong, they dance and gyrate and show powerful movements and emotions, all the while smiling and appearing...More

1  Thank R00catt
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Exuberant, energetic, polished, pulsing and haunting performances. Large cast, great percussion, visually stimulated costumes and non-stop, never slow down choreography. A very hard working and talented group which has performed all over the world. Saw them and enjoyed them at GPAC in Germantown TN, a...More

1  Thank Trvlr1313
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This show is a must see if you are staying in Salvador. The show is just over an hour long and is non stop high energy dancing. The dancers are totally into it and obviously love the program. I have seen many folkloric ballets across...More

1  Thank Oldbackpack
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Bale Folclorico was part of our tour and we were very happy it was included. The show lasts less than one hour in a very small theater. The seats are just benches and not that comfortable but since the show is short its not...More

1  Thank RickyD23
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We went to this 1 hour show pre-dinner. I'd seen a similar show at the Edinburgh Festival. Vibrant and energetic dances and finished off with martial arts. well worth an hour of your time. it costs 50 reals.

2  Thank Donald F
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17 June 2018|
Response from enzo_stewartee | Reviewed this property |
We actually bought our tickets at the door and it wasn't a problem.