Balé Folclórico in Philadelphia

"Exuberant, Indefatigable, and Virtuosic" The New York Times

Honorary Consulate of Brazil in Philadelphia and Alex Shaw Productions Present:BALÉ FOLCLÓRICO DA BAHIA in Philadelphia February 7-11, 2011Hailing from Salvador, in the northeastern state of Bahia, Balé Folclórico is Brazil’s premiere professional folk dance company.

Formed in 1988, the 33-member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers perform a repertory based on various "Bahian" folkloric dances of African origin including: capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, and other cultural traditions celebrated during Carnival. Balé Folclórico represents Bahia’s most important cultural manifestations under a contemporary theatrical vision that reflect its popular origins.

The company has a well-earned, prestigious reputation performing internationally throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

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Special Evening Events with Balé FolclóricoLearn about Balé Folclórico’s legacy and the Afro-Brazilian cultural traditions of Bahia that lay the foundation for their contemporary performances.