Balé Folclórico da Bahia
NYU Skirball Center
29-30 January 2011
Choreography: Walson Botelho, José Carlos Arandiba, Rosângela Silvestre
Dancers: Estevam Alves, Alan Dias, Diogo França, Nidinha Foseca, Rafael Leal, Glauber Lima, Joice Nogueira, Reinaldo Pepe, Valfredo Pereira, Luana Pessanha, Jair Santana, Edileuza Santos, Darlan Silva, Rose Soares, Agatha Souza, Priscila Vaz
Musicians: Alcides Marais, José Ricardo Sousa, Fábio Santos, Mário Sérgio Santos, Joel Souza
Singers: João Gonzago, Dora Santana, Miralva Couto
The Brazilian folk dance company Balé Folclórico da Bahia stormed into NYU’s Skirball Center for a two-night engagement featuring dances and music based on Brazil’s rich African, indigenous, and Portuguese colonial narratives and influences.
Spectacularly talented dancers, musicians, and singers executed choreography and music from Brazil’s rich and complex history, complemented by brilliant costumes by Walson Botelho, Antonio das Gracias, and Ninho Reis.
Visit the company’s website for more information.