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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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Fantastic, high energy show. Awesome!

This show is a must see if you are staying in Salvador. The show is just over an hour long and is non stop high energy dancing. The dancers are totally into it and obviously love... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This show is a must see if you are staying in Salvador. The show is just over an hour long and is non stop high energy dancing. The dancers are totally into it and obviously love the program. I have seen many folkloric ballets across the globe and I rate this one the best yet. Highly recommended by Oldbackpack

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

The Bale Folclorico was part of our tour and we were very happy it was included. The show lasts less than one hour in a very small theater. The seats are just benches and not that comfortable but since the show is short its not a problem. The dancers had tremendous energy, great talent and were a joy to watch.... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We went to this 1 hour show pre-dinner. I'd seen a similar show at the Edinburgh Festival. Vibrant and energetic dances and finished off with martial arts. well worth an hour of your time. it costs 50 reals.

Thank Donald F
Salvador, BA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The show is great... the buffet could be a bit more sophisticated. The price is worth it for the show only.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This show was excellent in terms of the quality and athleticism of the dancers, the choreography and the costumes. Our guide called it a "Red Bull" show and that it was. There was so much energy and skill in the stage as the dancers depicted various stories about the gods and goddesses and other stories dating back to the slavery... More 

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Compact show with the most interesting presentations of Bahia culture. From popular dances to Orixas presentation (divinities from Candomble) with glimpses of other rhythms that made the state known for its singularity. It is a "must go" show !!!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

One evening during our Baihian vacation, we enjoyed a phenomenal show at the Bale Folclorico. The show takes you on a historical journey through Afro-Brazilian culture through dance. Very reminiscent of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Troupe. There are no obstructed views in the small theatre. The live band accompanying the dance troupe is noteworthy as well. The show lasts... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

It's in a small theater with a performing troupe of about 4 drummers, two singers, and 10 or 12 dancers. The hour-long show covers candomble ritual, capoeira (the local dance/fight), drumming, music, and singing. It differs from many such shows in that the performers are very good and they perform with evident respect for the culture that they are representing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

The theater itself is underwhelming with slightly uncomfortable seating, but you get over that pretty fast. The first scene is probably a little too long and made me nervous that I was watching a talent show / community theater performance. Every scene after that was simply outstanding. The dancing was professionally done and the dancers were extremely talented. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

The performance was outstanding, beautiful, and refreshing! I would recommend anyone to see this show while in Pelorinho.

Thank Kia C

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