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Bale Folclorico da Bahia

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Address: Rua Gregorio de Matos 49 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40730-230, Brazil
Phone Number: 71 3322-1962
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Ethnic dance troup - very energetic and absorbing hour

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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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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.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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