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The Legendary Grupo Corpo Return with Two Works, One a Toronto Premiere

TORONTO, ON (March 3, 2009)Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 08:09 season continues with the sensational dance troupe Grupo Corpo, presented by Brookfield Asset Management. For over 30 years Grupo Corpo has astounded audiences, and on their triumphant return they bring two pieces, the Toronto premiere of Breu and their celebrated partnership with Philip Glass 7 or 8 Pieces for a Ballet. Each performance highlights the group’s intense physicality and dramatic visual flair at the Fleck Dance Theatre Tuesday, March 24 through Saturday, March 28.

For tickets or information for all World Stage performances the public can call 416-973-4000, or visit

A vibrant blend of graceful ballet and physical modern dance, Breu and 7 or 8 Pieces for a Ballet affirm that Grupo Corpo continues to be one of the most imaginative and exhilarating dance troupes in the world, and a favourite of Toronto dance enthusiasts.

Breu (2007) features a haunting original score by multiple Latin Grammy-winner Lenine, and showcases some of the troupe's most aggressive and confrontational choreography to date. Infused with polyrhythms of Latin and African dance, Breu is a poetic reflection on the violent forces that persist around the world.

The masterpiece 7 or 8 Pieces for a Ballet (1994), is based on eight themes written by the illustrious and incomparable American composer Philip Glass for the renowned Brazilian instrumental ensemble Uakti. The dancers’ actions appear as a series of sketches, annotations or studies for choreography. Movements come in variations, from "dirty" aesthetics resembling rehearsals, to those of a pristine final result.

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Grupo Corpo presented by Brookfield Asset Management
Breu and 7 or 8 Pieces for a Ballet
March 24-28, 8:00 p.m. at Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West
Tickets: $40.00
Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000,


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