Balé Folclórico da Bahia

January 13, 2017
615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 227-4772
Times: 8:00 PM

The only professional folk dance company of its kind in Brazil, Balé Folclórico da Bahia has celebrated massive success in its nearly thirty-year history. Under the artistic direction of José Carlos Arandiba, the 38-member company includes dancers, musicians, and singers that reflect the best in Bahian folkloric art. Hailing from Bahia in northern Brazil, which is said to be the “most African part of Brazil,” the company draws from its African roots, and includes capoeira, samba, and all the excitement and color of the legendary Brazilian celebration of Carnival. Balé Folclórico da Bahia performs with an understanding of the rich heritage and culture they present, all viewed through a contemporary vision. This irresistible troupe is beloved for its fiery, intense dancing and unstoppable energy.

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