October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
With energy to burn, the exhilarating Grupo Corpo combines classical technique with a modern take on popular Brazilian dance. The heart and soul of the company is the Pederneiras family, who produce powerful work of stunning physicality and rich visual finesse. Brazil’s leading contemporary dance company returns to Meany with two works. Gil Refazendo — set to a spirited soundtrack by one of the godfathers of Brazilian music, Gilberto Gil — features the spirit of renewing, rebuilding and remaking. With Gira, choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras delves into the religious traditions of his homeland with rich poetic imagery animated by gestures of praise and worship.
Please note: this performance contains partial nudity.
It is the sheer physical virtuosity of the company that is so impressive — the sinuous, athletic bodies seemingly inexhaustible.
— The Guardian, London
Dance Series generously underwritten by Delaney & Justin Dechant and Ira & Courtney Gerlich in honor of Katharyn Alvord Gerlich