DanceHouse Presents Grupo Corpo: Win Tickets

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DanceHouse presents Grupo Corpo, an energizing, two-part program from Brazil’s iconic contemporary dance company featuring the Vancouver premiere of Dança Sinfônica and GiraFebruary 28 & 29, 2020 the Vancouver Playhouse.

Image of Grupo Corpo’s Dança Sinfônica by José Luiz Pederneiras
Image of Grupo Corpo’s Dança Sinfônica by José Luiz Pederneiras

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.

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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. 

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to this performance, here’s how you can enter to win:

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For more information, follow DanceHouse on InstagramFacebook, and a Twitter. I will draw one contest winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Monday, February 24, 2020.

UPDATE: The winner is Stephanie!

18 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. daneWednesday, February 19th, 2020 — 3:40pm PST

    wow

  2. Candace HWednesday, February 19th, 2020 — 7:57pm PST

    Congrats to Brazil for this innovative and creative Dance Groupo.

  3. Stephanie RaposoWednesday, February 19th, 2020 — 8:05pm PST

    My daughter and I would love to see this show!

  4. ChrisWednesday, February 19th, 2020 — 9:02pm PST

    Looks amazing!

  5. Shelley ButcherThursday, February 20th, 2020 — 12:08am PST

    I personally have 2 left feet, but I love watching dance performances!

  6. Tabby72Thursday, February 20th, 2020 — 6:43am PST

    This looks like a great show. Thanks!

  7. Jason BThursday, February 20th, 2020 — 3:00pm PST

    Flexible.

  8. HershThursday, February 20th, 2020 — 8:22pm PST

    Looks good.

  9. AlanThursday, February 20th, 2020 — 9:48pm PST

    Awesome!

  10. Sunshine HThursday, February 20th, 2020 — 10:52pm PST

    This looks like a really neat show

  11. ValerieFriday, February 21st, 2020 — 10:37am PST

    Brazil + dance = <3 <3

  12. AmandaFriday, February 21st, 2020 — 8:33pm PST

    Looks like an amazing show! I would love to take my husband to see the show! 😊

  13. LindaMSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 — 12:23pm PST

    Looks like a fun event to attend.

  14. Remy DhillonSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 — 7:37pm PST

    looks fun

  15. CrisSunday, February 23rd, 2020 — 10:04pm PST

    Fingers crossed!

  16. bonnie lamMonday, February 24th, 2020 — 9:08pm PST

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  17. CheukTuesday, February 25th, 2020 — 7:31pm PST

    electrifying

  18. SusanTuesday, February 25th, 2020 — 7:31pm PST

    Great for a date with hubby

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