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Bale Folclorico da Bahia

Rua Gregorio de Matos 49 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-240, Brazil
71 3322-1962
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Ranked #3 of 174 attractions in Salvador
Type: Performances
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Do not miss when you are in Salvador. We have been impressed of the flexibility of the dancers. Interesting show to see- especially samba and capopeira. But be prepare that seats in the venue are steps so you can`t lean on your back.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

There is a roadshow version that toured the US last year, and it was a bit longer on a larger state, but this shorter version did not disappoint. The male dancers are amazingly athletic demonstrating the aggressive fight ritual dancing. The women are also appreciatively talented and energetic.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This gave what seemed an entirely authentic - non-Disneyfied- picture of Bahian culture, inspiring you to experience and find out more. For someone new to all this, a more detailed explanation in the programme would be welcome. The notes - which shown in English translation - were a little cursory.

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österreich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

pretty expensive. Not authetic at all. Just for tourists. All the artists are good dancers, no doubt. Fits into the "Disney-Feeling" we had in Salvador. This is not "real"!

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Ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The show is short (about 45 minutes) and the theater doesn't look too modern, but the performance is top-notch. You won't be disappointed.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Loved this performance! A high-adrenaline, gorgeous, jam-packed hour showcasing the mysticism and reality of Afro/Indigenous/Brazilian culture through dance. The theater is cozy and the stadium-style seats are close to the stage, so you definitely "feel" the energy of the music and dance. A must-see for anyone visiting Salvador!

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is an amazing hour of history and culture. The show gives a glimpse of Afro Brazilian history and culture through dance. Not to be missed!

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 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 women. The repertoire of dance moves,mess for the women,was quite limited. Proceed with caution.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I thought this would be a boring tourist trap kind of thing. it actually turned out to be a beautifully mesmerizing show. the capoeira, the dancing, the music all phenomenal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Having just come from a terrible restaurant we were definitely not in the mood, but the smiles came pretty quickly. A really enjoyable evening with very talented dancers and gymnasts, an hour just disappeared all too quickly. Turned a rotten evening in to a good one.

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