„We have to leave. We have to go out and find matter. To search for an outside that is not geographic. An outer space, that fits neither the classic narrative of the journey nor the migration, given the apparent failure of the present. The movement happens in another way. It is about provoking a distance, while at the same time allowing to collect supposedly incompatible fragments - and forcing them to fit into each other, so as to produce unusual morphologies and summon the improbable”.
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz are a duo of independent dancers and choreographers. They began collaborating in 2006 on the research and creation of performances that have since been presented in over 17 countries. In their works words, voice, sound and objects become the focus of their research: thus throwing another light on the connection between movement and gesture. In 2011 they've been awarded the Prix Jardin d'Europe for their performance "A gesture that is nothing but a threat" that questions the hierarchy between words and movement. They have been invited to collaborate with different artists such as Catarina Dias, visual artist and long time collaborator, Lara Torres, Marco Martins, Clara Andermatt, Mark Tompkins and since 2014 they've been performing "Antony and Cleopatra" by Tiago Rodrigues and "Sopro" (2017) by the same director. They teach regularly workshops and classes and have been organising residencies and reflection groups for artists in different contexts. They were invited to make the curatorship for the second edition of PACAP - Advanced Program of Creation in Performing Arts, Forum Dança (2018/2019). They have premiered their most recent piece "What does not happen" in Alkantara Festival 2018.
Direction, set and performance:
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz
(images on stage):
Technical Direction & Light:
Nuno Borda de Água
Alkantara, Départs, Box Nova/CCB, O Espaço do Tempo, Jardin d'Europe, 4 Culture Association, with the grant of the Culture Program of the European Union
Presentation at festival possible with the support of DGArtes.