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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 179 Attractions in Salvador
Type: Performances
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Yes, this is a must in Bahia. Superb dancing -- some of their movies, especially in capoeira, are not to be believed. Informative, too, about the history and cultural background of the region. Cost is 45 reais (about $20) for one hour. Your hotel may be able to get tickets. Advance purchase is a good idea since it often sells... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This show is a must when traveling to Salvador. It is a story and a show about folk art in Brazil, Salvador in particular. It is quick, intense, fun and professional. Recommendations:1) bring a pillow or pad to sit on, since you will need to sit on a hard, wooden step for a while (we brought small pillows by recommendation... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you can figure out where it is (we got lost two times trying to get there) and you can figure out how to purchase tickets, then it will be worth it. Small venue with intimate ambiance and spectacular dancers, singers, and musicians. Authentic and fabulous.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

They recommended it on our hotel. When we arrived it looked like a small old theater, but we had an amazing surprise once the show started... It was amazing.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

In these parts of Asia, we use this phrase of 'same same but different' to explain how on the surface the idea is the same, but deep within, it is fundamentally different. So is the case with the Folclorico da Bahia. On the surface, it was like the dances we saw in Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Myanmar -A four-act series... More

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Santa Monica, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Sign up to see the show, you will not be disappointed. I would not suggest signing up for the package unless you are staying far away from the location and would need the taxi service and dinner. Otherwise, the hour long performance is perfect. It's in a black box theatre with bench seating and the performance is both historical and... More

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Quincy, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very small theatre- not a bad seat in the house. However, the seating for 100 max is on banked benches without back support and no cushions- not so comfortable. The performance starts a bit slowly and builds to a frenzy of activity. Great baiano cultural experience, with incredibly athletic dancers. Master capoeristas. Authentic feeling experience- did not seem contrived at... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this show was a good insight to the diverse culture/people in salvador . Theater is very small but the performance was racy . Stunning and beautiful dancers .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

A must see! The Dancers are intense and beautiful. The music and choreography will keep you intrigued the whole time. Good variety of dances and costumes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wonderful show, with stunning and gorgeous dancers mainly black, they perform so many different pieces to brazilian rhythms of all kinds. It is so upbeat and inspiring, a must see to understand the culture of Bahia.

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