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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 178 attractions in Salvador
Type: Performances
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- Jul 24, 2014
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Mumbai
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 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
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7 attraction reviews
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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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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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Niskayuna, New York
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were able to see the Bale Folclorico da Bahia perform. The tickets were 40 reis and totally worth it. The company of young dancers and drummers, sang, danced and drummed for the Orishas in the first act and in the second act they featured Capoeira, drumming, dance and song……so athletic, so beautiful, wonderful music singing and costumes. The highlight... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to this show on our first night in Salvador, We just rocked up at the door at around 7:45pm and bought tickets, they were R$45 each, When you get inside it is rows of tiered bench seats, no numbers, but a good view no matter where you sit. There are a few different dances they do, all the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The artistic value is undeniable. But we were expecting a more capoeira oriented program. Maybe our cultural background where these kinds of art forms are very common, made the experience less appealing

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Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My expectations were low because I thought the performance would feel staged and unreal. I was WRONG! The show was so good and the dancing was cultural, beautiful, and well performed. I really felt like I was introduced to another culture through the arts, and the tickets were not that expensive.

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