Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Thursday, November 14, 2013

8 pm

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

$22, $30, $37

AMP Concerts and the NHCC present Balé Folclórico da Bahia, the only professional folk dance company in Brazil.  Perfectly exemplifying Brazil's exuberant, vibrant cultural traditions, the company has earned a worldwide reputation reflected in the response of audiences and critics alike.  Its 32 dancers, musicians, and singers perform a spectacular repertoire based on Bahian folkloric dances of African origin, including slave dances, capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial arts form), samba, and dances celebrating Carnaval.  Balé Folclórico da Bahia showcases the region's most important folk traditions, with a theatrical vision reflecting its popular origins.

"The raw energy of Brazil's Balé Folclórico da Bahia nearly blew the roof off...."

-Cleveland Plain Dealer

For mature audiences.