GEMP Escola e Cia de Dança
Magnificent costumes and fiery rhythms are the hallmarks of the Brazilian dance group "GEMP Escola e Cia de Dança" (GEMP dance school and dance company, i.e. a dance group with its own dance school) from the city of Crissiumal in southern Brazil in the province of Rio Grande do Sul. GEMP can look forward to its 25th anniversary next year and was led and choreographed from the beginning by the founder of the group Leandro Diel Rupp. The 16 dancers of the group and the more than 100 students of the dance school train in their own premises. GEMP has won many prizes during their shows at home and on their many journeys far beyond the borders of Brazil to Europe and Asia. As part of a cultural exchange, dance teachers from Russia, Mexico, Chile, China, Argentina, the Netherlands and Poland have been trained at GEMP.