Artists

Grupo Corpo

Founded by Paulo Pederneiras in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1975, Grupo Corpo has received widespread acclaim for its vibrant dances in which choreography, lighting, sets, and costumes interplay. Brothers Paulo and Rodrigo Pederneiras (artistic director and choreographer, respectively), Fernando Velloso (set designer), Freusa Zechmeister (costume designer), and the 21-member dance company strive to meld the past, present, and future of their native land into an art that is unmistakably Brazilian. Making its fourth appearance at BAM, Grupo Corpo previously appeared as part of the 2002 and 2005 Next Wave Festivals and the 2008 Spring Season.