Brazilian dances

In any corner of the country that you visit you will find local colouring and mad energy of life expressed in dance.

Brazilian folk dances are forms of expression of folk art. Texts, rhythm, costumes, choreography depict the three main parts of Brazilian culture in their complicated interaction.

Each state has its own musical and dance tendency.

Pernambuco is the north-eastern state of Brazil proud of such dances as Maracatu and Frevo, Coco de Roda, Forro.

Rio-de-Janeiro is the south-western state famous for fiery Samba, which counts more than 20 kinds, and Matchish (Brazilian tango).

State Para is in the North of Brazil and has the musical style and dance Lambada.

Below you can find more detailed information on some of them.

Afoxe

Afoxe

An African dance connected to the Condomble culture

Afro

Afro

A dance which depicts African roots of Brazilian culture

Coco de roda

Coco de roda

A dance from North-East of Brazil

Maracatu

Maracatu

A dance most popular in the state Pernambuco

Maculele

Maculele

A dance which often copies capoeira movements

Samba

Samba

Fiery dance which many people associate with Brazil

Forro

Forro

North-Eastern Brazilian dance and music

Frevo

Frevo

A dance from north-eastern Brazil, colourful and exotic