Brazilian Dance Company founded in 1975 by Paulo Pederneiras. Grupo Corpo's virtuosic 22 dancers combine the precision of classical ballet with the sensuality and passion of Latin dance rhythms. Grupo Corpo translates as Group Body, reflecting the movement style of the dancers, who co-ordinate to fill the stage with unmatched energy and excitement.
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The Company will perform two pieces choreographed by artistic director Rodrigo Pederneiras. Parabelo was described by Pederneiras as his most Brazilian creation and is inspired by life in rural Brazil. As the dancers sweep across the stage, moving rhythmically from group to solo and back again, there are moments of utter peace and stillness and others of raucous Brazilian carnival. Sem Mim is a darker piece which takes its inspiration from a Portuguese song cycle and focuses on a group of women who lament the loss of their lovers. Dressed in intricately patterned and colourful bodysuits, the dancers move as waves; the ebb and flow of their bodies mimicking Donald Gordon Theatre