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Bale Folclorico da Bahia

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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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Great folk dance show

Salvador is said to be the place in Brazil with the most influence from African heritage. This unique culture is certainly well rendered during the show, which draws its dance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pierre J
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salvador is said to be the place in Brazil with the most influence from African heritage. This unique culture is certainly well rendered during the show, which draws its dance pieces from candomble, capoeira and other traditional dances. Remember that this is not witnessing the real candomble event, for instance, but rather a good rendition by professional dancers of the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Sit back and let the dancers and singers take you back to the origins of the Afro-brazilian culture, condoble religion and capoeira. This what Bahia is all about and in this 50 minute show gives you a nice taste of it. Do not miss.

Thank nmitsides1
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

not to miss if in salvador......great performance.....only downside is that you're not allowed to take pics....

Thank Daniel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

50 non-stop minutes Mezmerizing!!! colorful acrobatic fun for the whole family I have seen this performance numerous times

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Happy our family got to see this performance. Our teens didn't enjoy the traditional dance, but were super impressed by the capoeira. I was expecting a formal theatre, but it's not. The audience sits on risers. It's a short show and offers a great taste of the history and culture of the area.

Thank Randi C
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a not to be missed experience. The dance is amazing, the talent remarkable and one of the best shows ever. Very, very professional.

Thank sesphd
San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Bale was one of the highlights of our visit to Salvador. Although the program was brief (about an hour), it was highly professional and the dancers were extraordinary. This was a chance to see everything from capoeira and candomble to samba. Even if you’re just spending one or two days in Salvador, the Bale Folclorico should be on your... More 

Thank SanDiego_MK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great show, however claimed to be more artistic than candomble and capoeira are, as this is theatre. 10/10, it was truly beautiful. No photos allowed.

Thank Martiroszko
Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Even if you don't like "folklore dance shows", and I don't, make an exception for this performance. It will only take an hour from your evening and was the most enjoyable program of its type I've encountered. High energy, action with good costumes and music, it has it all. You should go!

Thank Deano50
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Be sure to have dinner before the show and top the evening off with the show. The dancers and the music are terrific.

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