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Address: Rua Gregorio de Matos 49 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-240, Brazil
Phone Number: 71 3322-1962

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Few shows are so worth it

This was a unique experience! Very very original and authentic, a remarkable presentation of the local culture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was a unique experience! Very very original and authentic, a remarkable presentation of the local culture.

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Surrey, UK
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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 the leaflet that they give out it is written in English. It cost 50 Reais,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our travel agent tried to sell us a show with dinner for 225 Reis each telling us it was the best show in Salvador. Thankfully we ignored his advice and instead went to this show which was recommended by our hotel. Authentic, energetic and at times breathtaking this short show (it lasts no more than an hour) is brilliant value... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Hi lite of our trip in Salvador. From the costumes to the well executed dance movements this show is well worth the time and money spent.

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Wilmslow UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

0n its own territory, it does not count as much of a specialty as it would during its worldwide tours. If you have a chance to see and hear them, make every effort. Not a very comfortable auditorium, but who cares when your attention is onthe music and dance. Definitely the best capoeira we've seen anywhere in Brazil.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First of all, let me tell you, that the theatre is little bit on a low key that you might imagine it to be. However the dancers make it an incredible experience. You will be taking back in time and guided through Bahian history. You will have a glimpse of all there such as African gods, capoeira etc The performance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although I don't like most traditional folklore shows, this one was quite good. The dancing is well done, the costumes authentic, and the singing typically local. The dancers are in amazing shape. The only problem is the comfort of the seats. They are just wooden benches in a small theater under street level. Beware those with bad backs.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Incredible! One of the events you must see/do while you are in Salvador. What an incredible show - amazing dancing, singing, costumes, and a whirl wind of the Bahia culture. Each dance illustrates a story - so have the leaflet at hand when you go in for the show. Great to see so many of the dancers enjoying their own... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I'd like to address the review below mine (from weltenbummler687). This page is for a dance troupe who perform a theatrical interpretation of a number of traditional dances (some of them religious). Nobody is claiming that an actual Candomble ritual is being performed and I think it is really unfair to provide a one-star review based on an opinion of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Shows just why Salvador and Bahia is the cultural centre for music and dance (as well as food) in Brazil The intensity and professionalism of the group, was magnificent showing aspects (in dance) of Candomble, Capoeira, Cangaceiros and the rhythms and dress of Bahia. The food was good too, typical of the region and lots of it.

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