DanceHouse presents Grupo Corpo, an energizing, two-part program from Brazil’s iconic contemporary dance company featuring the Vancouver premiere of Dança Sinfônica and Gira, February 28 & 29, 2020 the Vancouver Playhouse.
DanceHouse Presents Grupo Corpo
Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: February 28 & 29, 2020 at 8:00pm
Pre-show Talk at 7:15pm. Host: Janet Smith
Tickets: Available online now from $35 »
In the company’s third presentation with DanceHouse, Grupo Corpo’s visionary siblings — Artistic Director Paulo Pederneiras and Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras — open the evening with Dança Sinfônica, a reflection of its 40-year history.
The electrifying work draws upon an eclectic fusion of ballet, samba, jazz, Afro-Brazilian rhythms and more, in a jubilant synthesis of the juggernaut’s signature vocabulary of movement. The second half of the program will showcase the brothers’ riveting work Gira, exploring the rituals of Umbanda — one of Brazil’s most widespread religions — in a carnal meditation on humanity’s pursuit for divine enlightenment.
Created in 2015 in celebration of Grupo Corpo’s 40th anniversary, Dança Sinfônica is a delightful musing on memories, in which Rodrigo mines his body of work to re-envision the contemporary dance company’s most memorable choreographic narratives.
Grupo Corpo explores a different facet of Brazilian culture with Gira, a mesmerizing work inspired by the chants and ritual dances of Umbanda, an Afro-Brazilian religion that blends African traditions with Roman Catholicism and Spiritism.
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