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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Jun 29, 2000 3:38 am ]
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Donald Hutera previews Grupo Corpo, the most well-known Brazilian modern dance group, who are returning to Sadler's Wells this week. I have enjoyed most of their pieces when they have been here in the past.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Jul 02, 2000 11:29 pm ]
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Donald Hutera reviews Grupo Corpo at Sadler's Wells and clearly loved every minute. Shame that there were only 3 showings, which meant that I missed it.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Wed Jul 05, 2000 2:11 pm ]
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Keith Watson in The Guardian is keen on only one of the works in Grupo Corpo's double bill:

www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,339875,00.html

And Nadine Meisner doesn't like it at all:

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Wed Mar 21, 2001 12:57 am ]
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'Sizzling moves of Brazilian 'body group’.' WILMA SALISBURY for the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER reviews Brazilian Company Grupo Corpo:

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Author:  Marie [ Fri Mar 23, 2001 6:55 am ]
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Preview from the Ottawa Citizen - Shannon Rupp, 03/23/01:
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Brazil dancers burn up stage
Folk dance mixed with African roots

Grupo Corpo Brazilian Dance Theater is one of those rare companies that lingers in memory long after the show ends.
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Author:  Marie [ Mon Mar 26, 2001 8:23 am ]
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Ottawa Citizen - Jenny Jackson, 03/26/01:
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Troupe fluctuates from pop to tragedy
Brazilian Dance Theatre combines intrigue, spirituality, with loose-limbed fun
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Author:  Marie [ Thu Mar 29, 2001 7:39 am ]
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National Post - Micheal Crabb, 03/29/01:
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Shining display of unity, honesty

There's a reason why the much-travelled dancers of Grupo Corpo routinely earn standing ovations. They're irresistible.
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Author:  Marie [ Thu Mar 29, 2001 7:53 am ]
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The Globe & Mail, Deirdre Kelly, 03/29/01:
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Hot-blooded Brazilians a panacea for winter-weary
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Author:  Diana [ Thu Apr 05, 2001 10:50 am ]
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Pam Sitt writes a preview in the Seattle Times:<P>"I've been trying to bring them here for a long time... but (because of) everything from hall availability to their availability, it never worked out," Krashan said. "Finally, everything kind of fell into place."<P> <A HREF="http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=brazil05&date=20010405" TARGET=_blank>http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=brazil05&date=20010405</A>

Author:  Diana [ Sun Apr 08, 2001 7:42 am ]
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Moira Macdonald writes a review in the Seattle Times:<P>"Brazilian troupe dazzles with two vibrant pieces <P>There's a marvelous contradiction at the heart of the Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo: While they are trained exclusively in classical techniques, their choreography (by company founder and artistic director Rodrigo Pederneiras) is dazzlingly modern, influenced by West African movement and Latin dances such as the samba."<P> <A HREF="http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=grup07&date=20010407" TARGET=_blank>http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=grup07&date=20010407</A>

Author:  Azlan [ Mon Apr 22, 2002 10:31 am ]
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Moving Basheva's post here:<P>From the Philadelphia Inquirer:<P><B>Brazilian dancers are electric</B><BR>By Merilyn Jackson<BR>FOR THE INQUIRER<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Benjamin Franklin may have harnessed electricity in Philadelphia, but for the audience at the Annenberg Center for the Arts Thursday night, Grupo Corpo Brazilian Dance Theater embodied it.<BR>Grupo Corpo commissioned Philip Glass and Uakti (wah-kee-chi), the renowned Brazilian ensemble that makes its own instruments, to create the opening work Seven or Eight Pieces for a Ballet. Evoking rivers of the Amazon basin, it has since been recorded on the CD Aguas da Amazonia (Point Music), to which the dancers performed.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/entertainment/performing_arts/3104218.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A> <BR>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Apr 27, 2002 8:33 am ]
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Grupo Corpo: Flex Appeal
By Sarah Kaufman for The Washington Post

The dancers of Brazil's Grupo Corpo seem to be hinged in places the average human doesn't even know exist. Their spines warp and buckle with ribbony ease, their elbows and knees can wobble and wiggle independent of one another, and their hips -- well, they simply have a mind of their own. During Thursday night's program at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, those 19 pairs of hips snaked and shimmied, swirled and popped and gyrated with scarcely a moment's rest.

Behold the bodies beautiful.

Which is what the audience did for two hours. Though the stage was full of agreeably honed and toned dancers in candy-colored skintight spandex, something was lacking.

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Author:  Misa_danseuse [ Sat Oct 19, 2002 9:45 pm ]
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In the NY Times:

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil
Grupo Corpo may be Brazil's most esteemed dance troupe, but its headquarters in this landlocked state capital are far removed from the Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo axis that dominates Brazilian culture. Even by local standards, the company's decision to locate its office and rehearsal space in a nondescript residential neighborhood on the outskirts of town seems a little odd.
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Author:  ArtsMan [ Tue Nov 05, 2002 9:40 pm ]
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Slow Down!
by Deborah Jowitt
The Village Voice

Brazil's Grupo Corpo could raise even a couch potato's virtual endorphins.
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Author:  Marie [ Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:58 pm ]
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<img src="http://www.criticaldance.com/images/grupo-corpo21.jpg" alt="" />

Presented by DanseDanse, Grupo Corpo comes to Montreal next week with "21" and "O Corpo".

"Grupo Corpo’s singularity lies in the unique style imprinted upon it by Rodrigo Pederneiras. Considered Brazil’s Jiri Kylián, and company choreographer since 1978, Pederneiras uses the technique and the choreographic structures of ballet, while introducing the suppleness of modern dance and, most of all, the sinuousness, the complex rythmicality and the upper-body work unique to African dance."

[img]http://www.criticaldance.com/images/real.gif"%20align="left[/img]Real Video Clip [url=http://www.criticaldance.com/video/grupocorpo21.avi">Grupo Corpo "21"</a>
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<a href="http://www.grupocorpo.com.br]Grupo Corpo Website[/url]

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