Folclórico got the audience dancing. At the end, gray-haired ladies
were dancing up a storm as the high-energy on stage transferred
to the audience. As one patron remarked, “It’s what Spoleto seemed
created to be...”
The Post and Courier
"A national tour brought
the company here tonight with a new, more spectacularly produced
program that ended with the audience following dancers and drummers
out of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The sight of previously
staid viewers dancing on an outdoor plaza is no surprise to anyone
who has seen this traditional close to Balé Folclórico’s
New York Times - USA
"A bracing Balé
Folclórico bursts into town. You could call it the Brazilian
"Blast" or the Bahian "Riverdance". With them
one speaks in superlatives: the operative tempos are frenetic, the
dynamics numbingly loud, the movement furious, the colors hallucinogenic..."
The Boston Globe – USA
"Brazilian show a breathtaker.
Brazil’s Balé Folclórico da Bahia really needs one
of those "fasten your seat belts" signs at the beginning
of their shows. At times it wa difficult to take in all the movements,
with the male and female dancers together and alone, spinning, jumping
and whirling frenetically, but absolutely in control..."
Boston Herald – USA
"Fireworks and feats
from Brazil. Turn off the eletricity; the dancers of Balé
Folclórico da Bahia power the show..."
The Orange County Register – USA
"In a spectacular display
of color, movement, music and drama, Balé Folclórico
da Bahia proved that the famous north-eastern state of Brazil doesn’t
just produce great singers..."
Chicago Sun-Times – USA
"In the eastern Brazilian
state of Bahia, when something called samba reggae emerges, you
have to imagine the air is full of rhythms intersecting, and the
dance floors are vibrating with movements that come from everywhere.
One way it gets exported is with Balé Folclórico da
Bahia, which closes its latest show, with an eponymous samba reggae
fest that turns into genial chaos..."
Los Angeles Times – USA