Discounted tickets to Balé Folclórico da Bahia offered for annual FOBA Night Out

January 25, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Brazilian dance company Balé Folclórico da Bahia will be visiting University Park in February, and discounted tickets for the performance are being offered as part of the Penn State Forum on Black Affairs’ annual Night Out.

The adult discount price is $32.30 with no online processing fees. Up to six discounted tickets may be purchased using the special offer code FOBA at

Penn State University Park students can also purchase discounted tickets for $12.75, also with no online processing fees. Only one ticket may be purchased per student, and student IDs will be verified at the time of admission. Students can purchase their discounted ticket using the special offer code FOBA at

The discounted group rate will be offered through Jan. 30. Large group ticket sales, including groups needing a combination of adult and student tickets, can also be accommodated by contacting Len Codispot at the Center for Performing Arts at 814-863-0389.

Balé Folclórico da Bahia will present “Bahia of All Colors” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Based in northeastern Brazil, Balé Folclórico da Bahia performs dances rooted in Africa, Europe and America. In “Bahia of All Colors,” the 26-member company of dancers, musicians and singers offers a sensual and athletic repertory of maculelê (mock-fight), capoeira (Brazilian martial art), samba, reggae and other dances. Balé Folclórico de Bahia’s high-energy presentation includes authentic folk dances and music from the three major cultural influences on the Brazilian people: Portuguese, which arrived with 16th-century colonization; African, introduced through slavery; and the indigenous traditions of native Brazilians.

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  • FOBA Night Out Balé Folclórico da Bahia

    For almost 30 years, Brazilian dance company Balé Folclórico da Bahia has been devoted to celebrating the heritage of its region’s indigenous, African and post-colonial cultures.

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Last Updated January 25, 2017