Brazilian show, An Evening with Grupo Corpo, is set to hit Singapore this October after thrilling audiences around the world. Grupo Corpo brings ballet and Afro-Brazilian rhythm, exuberant energy and rich visual expression together to create a totally unique dance style – and it’s set to have you sat open-mouthed in your seat at Esplanade Theatre on October 11 and 12 2013.
The critically-acclaimed contemporary dance company brings an awe-inspiring double bill to our shores – with shows Sem Min and Onqotô being performed as part of the evening.
In Sem Mim (meaning ‘without me’), the sea gives life to the ballet, lulling you into an oblivion of flowing rhythms and changing landscapes. Like a woman who mourns the absence – or celebrates the return of a lover – the dancers move with the ebb and flow of desire and emotion, to the sound of of medieval Portuguese-Galician chants dating back to the 13th century.
Onqotô heads into dizzying territory, exploring humanity’s place in the universe along the allegory of a football match in Rio de Janeiro and the age-old battle of the sexes. Both primal and tender, be swept away by Onqotô’s furious footwork and the passionate rhythm, set against a pulsating soundtrack by Caetano Veloso and José Miguel Wisnik.
With a Brazilian fire in their footsteps and grace in their technique, be enthralled by the captivating dancers from Grupo Corpo. See more about the show and find out how to book tickets here.
What the critics had to say…
“They are trained to pirouette as expertly as they samba or shimmy, and the steps seem to pour out of their sleek, supple limbs with unstoppable force. Grupo Corpo’s unashamed mission seems to be to tempt the rhythm of life out of us all” – The Guardian.
An Evening with Grupo Corpo (Sem Mim and Onqotô)
11 & 12 Oct, Fri & Sat, 8pm
Esplanade Theatre $20, $40*, $70**, $100
Limited concessions for students, NSFs and senior citizens: $25*, $45**
Book tickets here
Advisory: Performance contains mature content and brief nudity. Recommended for ages 16+