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Bale Folclorico da Bahia

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Address: Rua Gregorio de Matos 49 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40730-230, Brazil
Phone Number:
71 3322-1962

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Came apprehensive, left thrilled.

Exuberant, energetic, polished, pulsing and haunting performances. Large cast, great percussion, visually stimulated costumes and non-stop, never slow down choreography. A very... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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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 fine venue for this group's talent.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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 the globe and I rate this one the best yet. Highly recommended by Oldbackpack

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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 a problem. The dancers had tremendous energy, great talent and were a joy to watch.... More 

Thank RickyD23
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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.

Thank Donald F
Salvador, BA
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The show is great... the buffet could be a bit more sophisticated. The price is worth it for the show only.

Thank yottawa
Monterey, California
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This show was excellent in terms of the quality and athleticism of the dancers, the choreography and the costumes. Our guide called it a "Red Bull" show and that it was. There was so much energy and skill in the stage as the dancers depicted various stories about the gods and goddesses and other stories dating back to the slavery... More 

Thank Anne S
Salvador, BA
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Compact show with the most interesting presentations of Bahia culture. From popular dances to Orixas presentation (divinities from Candomble) with glimpses of other rhythms that made the state known for its singularity. It is a "must go" show !!!

Thank albertonorris
Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

One evening during our Baihian vacation, we enjoyed a phenomenal show at the Bale Folclorico. The show takes you on a historical journey through Afro-Brazilian culture through dance. Very reminiscent of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Troupe. There are no obstructed views in the small theatre. The live band accompanying the dance troupe is noteworthy as well. The show lasts... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

It's in a small theater with a performing troupe of about 4 drummers, two singers, and 10 or 12 dancers. The hour-long show covers candomble ritual, capoeira (the local dance/fight), drumming, music, and singing. It differs from many such shows in that the performers are very good and they perform with evident respect for the culture that they are representing.

Thank Barbara O
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

The theater itself is underwhelming with slightly uncomfortable seating, but you get over that pretty fast. The first scene is probably a little too long and made me nervous that I was watching a talent show / community theater performance. Every scene after that was simply outstanding. The dancing was professionally done and the dancers were extremely talented. I would... More 

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