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Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:00 PM // Power Center

Grupo Corpo
Bach & Gira

 

“It is the sheer physical virtuosity of the company that is so impressive — the sinuous, athletic bodies seemingly inexhaustible.” (The Guardian, London)

The phenomenal Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo makes its third UMS appearance with a double bill of Bach and Gira, two wildly different works that showcase the 21-member group’s extraordinary range. In Gira, choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras constructs a powerful glossary of gestures of praise and movement inspired by Afro-Brazilian religious rituals, set to music by the Brazilian fusion group Méta Méta. In Bach, the baroque world of Johann Sebastian Bach is made modern in a score by Marco Antônio Guimarães, with dancers in brilliant shades of gold, regal blue, and black dropping from a set of enormous organ pipes. Grupo Corpo delivers a dazzling celebration of Brazil in all its diversity.

Please note: This performance contains partial nudity

Join a post-performance artist Q&A immediately following the Saturday, October 5 performance.

Bach
Music by Marco Antônio Guimarães (inspired by J. S. Bach’s work)
Set design by Fernando Velloso & Paulo Pederneiras

Gira
Music by Metá Metá
Set design Paulo Pederneiras
Costume design by Freusa Zechmeister
Lighting design by Paulo Pederneiras and Gabriel Pederneiras

FUNDED IN PART BY

MEDIA PARTNERS

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10/5/19 8:00 PM
10/6/19 4:00 PM

Power Center

Grupo Corpo
Bach & Gira

Starting at $36 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available
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“It is the sheer physical virtuosity of the company that is so impressive — the sinuous, athletic bodies seemingly inexhaustible.” (The Guardian, London)

The phenomenal Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo makes its third UMS appearance with a double bill of Bach and Gira, two wildly different works that showcase the 21-member group’s extraordinary range. In Gira, choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras constructs a powerful glossary of gestures of praise and movement inspired by Afro-Brazilian religious rituals, set to music by the Brazilian fusion group Méta Méta. In Bach, the baroque world of Johann Sebastian Bach is made modern in a score by Marco Antônio Guimarães, with dancers in brilliant shades of gold, regal blue, and black dropping from a set of enormous organ pipes. Grupo Corpo delivers a dazzling celebration of Brazil in all its diversity.

Please note: This performance contains partial nudity

Join a post-performance artist Q&A immediately following the Saturday, October 5 performance.

Bach
Music by Marco Antônio Guimarães (inspired by J. S. Bach’s work)
Set design by Fernando Velloso & Paulo Pederneiras

Gira
Music by Metá Metá
Set design Paulo Pederneiras
Costume design by Freusa Zechmeister
Lighting design by Paulo Pederneiras and Gabriel Pederneiras

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FUNDED IN PART BY

MEDIA PARTNERS

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