World famous Brazilian dance troupe, Grupo Corpo, makes their Chicago debut. The National says Grupo Corpo “shows the happy marriage between dance, music and visual arts as well as the innovative and seamless blend of Brazilian dance traditions and western modern dance styles.” Grupo Corpo choreographer, Rodrigo Pederneiras says “I’m guided by a Brazilian way to see the life which is colorful, rhythmic and always looking forward.” (Houston Chronicle)
Grupo Corpo founded in 1975 in Belo Horizonte make their Chicago debut February 28 and March 1, 2015. Led by Artistic Director Paulo Pederneiras and Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras, the company melds traditional Brazilian dance with western contemporary movement.” For their Chicago debut, the company presents “Sem Mim,” set to an original soundtrack by Spanish musician and composer Carlos Núñez and Brazilian composer José Miguel Wisnik, as well as “Onqotô”—also set to original music by Wisnik along with Caetano Veloso.
“It has always been a dream to bring Grupo Corpo to Chicago and to finally do so at the Auditorium Theatre during their 125th Anniversary Season exceeds our wildest expectations,” said Grupo Corpo Artistic Director Paulo Pederneiras. “We are so thrilled that Chicago audiences will be able to experience the colorful, rhythmic, passionate performances of our multi-faceted dancers in this historic venue.”
February 28, 2015 • 7:30 pm
March 1, 2015 • 3:00 pm