Grupo Corpo ONQOTÃ & PARABELO (Brazil)24/02/2012 - 03/03/2012
Artistic Director Paulo Pederneiras. Choreographies by Rodrigo Pederneiras
Drawing on urban and rural folk styles, this distinctly Brazilian contemporary dance company combines the grace and technique of ballet with the raw vitality of swaying limbs, sexy swagger and pulsating
rhythms. For the 2012 Festival they present two strikingly visual and spirited performances.
Onqotô is a hypnotic and boisterous creation set to the Latin sounds of Brazilian superstars Caetano Veloso and José Miguel Wisnik. Mixing wit with spectacle, dancers explore the origins of life, society and tribalism - revelling in the sensuality of pure dance. In Parabelo dancers stamp their feet and shake their hips in a fast-paced exploration of Brazil's many traditional communities. Movements evolve and change, ranging from romantic duets to a free-wheeling indulgence in the Carnival spirit.
St James Theatre
24-27 February 2012
His Majesty's Theatre
1-3 March 2012