Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo‘s take on clasical ballet has earnt them much praise since their formation in 1975. Across four nights at Sadler’s Wells they will be performing Ímã and Onqotô, two pieces featuring music by +2, Caetano Veloso and José Miguel Wisnik.
Here’s how the press releases describes these two pieces:
Ímã is inspired by the scientific law of magnetism whereby particles either repel or attract one another. Set to an experimental soundtrack by Brazilian trio +2, the dancers engage in a constant game of union and dispersion, while Freusa Zechmeister’s costumes and Paulo Pederneiras’ lighting work in harmony to create an explosion of colour on stage.
Onqotô tackles the origins of the universe through the surprising setting of a football match in Rio de Janeiro. A score of Latin-inflected funk by Caetano Veloso and José Miguel Wisnik accompanies the 21 dancers, with lighting by Paulo Pederneiras.