Brazil’s contemporary dance company, Grupo Corpo, “Group Body,” has been on SPA’s radar for years and now makes its Houston debut. Directed by members of the Pederneiras family for 36 years, Grupo Corpo exudes a strong collective spirit amongst its 22 dancers who are limber and balletic, yet exuberant and grounded in percussive Afro-Brazilian footwork. Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneira’s Imã blends the language of lindy-hop, with its bouncing, high-flying partner work to express the law of magnetism as particles repel or attract one another. His Sem Mim, “Without Me,” evokes the rhythms of the sea, with an original score set to the “Sea of Vigo” song cycle of medieval troubadour Martín Codax and a set that transfigures during the show to represent the sea, mountains, clouds, a boat.
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