“For the exuberant and apparently inexhaustible dancers, drummers and singers of Balé Folclórico da Bahia, the final ovation was only a second begin...”

The Sacramento Bee – USA

“Budies clash and spirits soar. These dancers made a spectacle of themselves in the very best sense...”

The New York Times – USA

"Experiencing the performance of Balé Folclórico da Bahia is like being close to a volcanic eruption. You might not want to do it every night, but only an idiot would walk away from the chance to experience it..."

The Australian – Australia/1997

"Balé Folclórico da Bahia, a unique prefessional folkloric dance company from Brazil, made a great impression and even produced a miracle: they made the audience gets up and dance. Two reasons for the audience’s infatuation: the excellence of the artists and that of the production. One has to adore this frenzied spectacular, sensual, so full of passion and fire. Last night at the end of the performance, the musicians and dancers spilled out on the plaza followed by the entire audience, where they prologed the celebration for another half-hour..."

Le progress – France/1997

“Anyone who still thinks the dulcet tones of girls from Ipanema represent all of Brazil would have a change of heart, or pulse rate, after the New York debut of the Balé Folclórico da Bahia at City Center...”

Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times – USA

“Something happened in Brazil that was like nothing else, a particularly happy meeting of the Latin sensibility’s long melodic impulse and the propulsive energy of African music. These dancers move to the heartbeat of a nation. The exuberant pulse of samba spilled over across the footlights and got the audience up and dancing in the aisles...”

San Francisco Chronicle – USA

"Exuberant, indefatigable and virtuosic, the dancers, singers and drummers of this superb company exploded with the Afro-Brazilian rhythms that are its special heritage. As bravura display, the company’s "Maculelê" with its sticks and blades flashing, and "Capoeira" with its high-flying kicks, were eletrifying. And no one could have been immune to the infectious rhythms of the "Samba Reggae". The directors have mined a trove of rich material..."

Anna Kisselgoff/The New York Times - USA

"With its choreographed carnival and slave dances, in the capoeira (the high-kicking dances that are also a form of martial arts), and, above all, in the gaiety of the samba, this exuberant, uniquely Brazilian group should absolutely be seen in the United States..."

Anna Kisselgoff/The New York Times – USA

 

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