Balé Folclórico da Bahia: A Brazilian Street Party in a Convenient Location

Posted On August 19, 2013
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With a Balé Folclórico da Bahia performance get ready to have your mind blown. Between the costumes, drums, and dancing you will leave the Rialto completely forgetting that you saw this show in downtown Atlanta. Exiting the theater you might be thinking, “Wow I got to go to Brazil without taking off any time from work!” That is the power of Balé Folclórico da Bahia.

Balé Folclórico da Bahia is the primary folk dance and music company in Brazil. Formed in 1988, this 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers has gained a considerable amount of success in such a short amount of time. Their dances feature a nice mix of traditional African folk movements, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, and the dances of Carnival. This troupe puts on a show that has got something in it for all movement fans while still sticking to their traditional Brazilian roots.

Balé Folclórico da Bahia also has a fair number of awards under their belt. At the Bahia International Dance Festival Balé Folclórico da Bahia was awarded the prize, “Best Performance of the Year” given by the Ministry of Culture through the National Institute of Dance. The Ministry of Culture has also awarded the troupe a spot on the list of most important dance companies to come out of Brazil. Balé Folclórico da Bahia had so much success on their first United States tour back in ‘95-‘96 this will be the group’s eighth trip to the USA, adding 88 more cities since their first tour. So come celebrate the 25th anniversary of this amazing collective dance and musical troupe.

Balé Folclórico da Bahia comes to The Rialto Center for the Arts in November and will be performing two shows, one on November 1 and the second on November 2, both at 8pm.  For tickets go online at or call 404-413-9849. FREE PARKING for all Rialto shows.

Jocelyn Sarvady