Grupo Corpo


Dance Consortium present

Grupo Corpo

Performing Sem Mim and Parabelo


Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 October 2014 Download Calendar

The Lyric


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

Full price:
£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

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & C

£4 off A, B & C (first performance – Tuesday 21st October)

People’s Company:
£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+:
£10 tickets

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.


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

The Guardian

Their combination of sharp precision and breezy relaxation is unlike anything I have ever seen

The Daily Telegraph

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

The New York Times
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