Choreography: Amélia Conrado
Music: Amazonian Folklore

Boi-Bumbá, with its presentation drawn from the rich background of the North and North-eastern Regions of Brazil, including Bahia, intrigues the imagination of its audience, as the plot unfolds in a mythical world based on magic creatures, inhabitants of the forest, the beings that live among miraculous herbs, in waters that overflow to the end of the planet. Coupled with these magic creatures, are the contrasting forces of the monsters and sacred profane creatures with that of the people from the North-east wit their playfulness, their rhytms and their deep feeling of religion. This background is a world that depicts the richness of the folklore of the aboriginal peoples, the existing native population during the colonization of Brazil. Within this magic setting of Boi-Bumbá, unfolds a simple plot based on the folk-tale of a pregnant woman, CATIRINA, wife of the herdsman, PAI FRANCISCO, who wants to eat the tongue of his master’s ox. When his deed is discovered, the herdsman is imprisoned. In an effort to save him, the powers of the PAJÉ, a Supreme Religious Authority among the Indigenous Nations, experiment to revive the ox. As the plot advances, it takes on a frenetic pace, a world of madness in which one cannot distinguish where the tale starts and where reality ends. Besides the cast of those characters the tale is enhanced further by the outstanding characters of CUÑA-PORANGA, the most beautiful aboriginal female of the forest.