DanceHouse presents Grupo Corpo (Brazil)

  • February 28, 2020 - February 29, 2020
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday, February 28th & Saturday, February 29th 2020
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address:
  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6

In their third presentation with DanceHouse, the Brazilian juggernaut Grupo Corpo channels the metaphysical with their new work Gira. Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras has infused his style with movement idioms inspired by Afro-Brazilian rituals. The company’s deep research into the cosmology and rites of Umbanda (the most widespread Brazilian-born religion) creates a new kind of performance aesthetic, possessed by a ripe sensuality and cathartic power.

With music from São Paulo band Méta Méta, the dancers invoke a state of near-transcendental ecstasy, opening up a pathway from one plane of existence to the next. The corporeal world melds with the divine in a transformative journey of rare exaltation.

“Inspired by Afro-Brazilian religious rituals, Gira is carnal, raw and more than a little dangerous.” –Arts File

“To watch the piece felt a bit like being privileged to observe secret, sacred rituals and ancient rites anonymously, as if through a peephole… irreverent, electrifying, sometimes aggressive, otherworldly and, when done right, something that can transport you (even if only emotionally or sensually) to a place of purity and transcendence…” – Broadway World

Friday, February 28th & Saturday, February 29th 2020

Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver BC

For more information & tickets, please visit

DanceHouse presents Grupo Corpo (Brazil)
600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir