Dance

Ímã & Sem Mim

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Nov 1—Nov 3, 2012
 
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LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 40min (with intermission)
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $14
SINGLE TICKET PRICE:  Starts at $20
 
 
 
Prices subject to change after Aug 26 
 
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Grupo Corpo
Choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras

“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”
—The Guardian (UK)

Brazil's most celebrated contemporary dance company, Grupo Corpo, returns to BAM with its signature blend of Afro-Brazilian, ballet, modern, and urban influences. Inspired by the laws of magnetism and set to an electronic score warmed by the sounds of the ocarina and cuîca drum, Ímã samples the kinetic shimmy and bounce of the Lindy Hop. Awash in color and light, prismatic group dances give way to solos, pairs, and new groups, continuously repelling and attracting and lifting one another aloft.

Based on Sea of Vigo, the 13th-century song cycle by Martin Codax, Sem Mim draws on stories of maidens weeping in the absence of their lovers and professing their sorrows to the sea. The dancers, dressed in tattooed unitards and propelled by the rhythmic score, play with the interchange of calm and fury, like the ebb and flow of ocean waves.

Ímã
Choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras
Music by + 2 (Moreno, Domenico, Kassin)
Set and lighting design by Paulo Pederneiras
Costume design by Freusa Zechmeister

Sem Mim
Choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras
Music by Carlos Núñez & José Miguel Wisnik (on songs by Martín Codax)
Set and lighting design by Paulo Pederneiras
Costume design by Freusa Zechmeister

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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.

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Last at BAM with
Benguelê and Breu | Grupo Corpo | 2008 Spring Season

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