With a history stretching back nearly 40 years, Grupo Corpo’s virtuosic 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 fill the stage with unmatched energy and excitement.
Grupo Corpo will perform two pieces choreographed by artistic director Rodrigo Pederneiras. Sem Mim is beautifully melancholic and is set to a 13th century Portuguese song cycle. It focuses on a group of villagers who wait anxiously on shore for the return of their fishermen. Dressed in intricately patterned bodysuits, the dancers move as waves; the ebb and flow of their bodies mimicking the calm and fury of the sea. An enormous shimmering net hangs over the stage, at times trapping the dancers in its folds.
Company favourite Parabelo was described by Pederneiras as his most Brazilian creation and is inspired by life in rural Brazil. It sees 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.
These are dancers who have rhythm flowing throw their veins.
Running Time: 1 hour 55 mins (approx)
Pricing & Concessions
£11.70 – £22.70
Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.
Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company:
£8 off A, B & C
Over 60s, Disabled:
£3 off A, B & C
£5 off A, B & C
£4 off A, B & C (first performance – Tuesday 21st October)
£3.50 off A, B & C
Groups of 10+:
£3 off A, B & C
Groups of 20+:
£4 off A, B & C
Groups of 40+:
£5 off A, B & C
School groups of 10+:
Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.
Dates & Times
A 70p per ticket booking fee will be applicable on all bookings made online, by phone and in person, for any payment method, up to a maximum of nine tickets. An additional 80p postage fee applies for tickets that are mailed to customers. Corporate Member, Friend, Group and School tickets do not incur a booking fee.
Concessionary tickets for Under 16s, Over 60s, Students, Young and People’s Company members and TRAC members can be purchased online. Members will need to be logged in to the website in order for their concession to apply.
If you have a membership but have not yet created an online account with us please contact the Box Office on 01752 267222 and we will ensure your membership is associated with your website login for all future bookings.
Once purchased, tickets are non refundable and non transferable.
Grupo Corpo’s dancers are justly celebrated for their virtuosity, and when 22 of them are moving in rippling, flickering, high kicking unison, the audience are guaranteed a physical thrill
Their combination of sharp precision and breezy relaxation is unlike anything I have ever seen
Grupo Corpo is remarkable for the disciplined, uniform precision of its spectacular dancing, performed by virtuoso dancers who seamlessly integrate disparate influences into their ever-malleable, apparently tireless bodies