Festival Performa & Platforma 2018 - Connection

Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz


dance performance | Portugal

OUT OF ANY PRESENT <em>Photo: Paulo Pacheco</em>
Photo: Paulo Pacheco

In Out of Any Present, Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz explore the potential of words, voice, and movement and their complex and tangled relations, through systematic repetition and subsequent transformation. In this creation, premiered in 2012, the idea of hypertext leads the performance as an uninterrupted spiral of actions and situations offering an alternative to the idea of narrative coherence that limits our understanding of reality.

Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz are independent dancers and choreographers who collaborate on the research and creation of dance pieces since 2006. Their work has been presented in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, England, Slovenia, Cyprus, Poland, Finland, Brazil, and the Netherlands. They are often invited to run workshops and teach courses in Portugal and abroad. Their work has been supported by cultural institutions and organisations such as Bomba Suicida, Cia Clara Andermatt, Eira, Capa/Devir, Alkantara, Negócio/ZDB, Fórum Dança, and O Rumo do Fumo, among others. They are associate artists at Materiais Diversos and O Espaço do Tempo.

Created and performed by: Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz
Artistic collaborator: Catarina Dias
Set design: Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz
Sound: Sofia Dias
Guest performer: Filipe Pereira
Technical director and lights: Nuno Borda de Água
Coproduced by: Alkantara (Lisbon, PT), Box Nova/Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon, PT), Jardin d’Europe (EU), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), 4 Culture Association (Bucharest, RO)
Supported by: DEPARTS (financed by the European Commission, Culture Program), Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Direção-Geral das Artes
Distribution: Something Great (Berlin, DE)
Artistic residencies: Bains Connective (Brussels, BE), ACCCA (Lisbon, PT), Eira (Lisbon, PT), Negócio/ZBD (Lisbon, PT), Cine-Teatro São Pedro (Abrantes, PT)
Acknowledgements: Maria Ramos, Oficinas do Convento, João Sofio, Tiago Fróis, Hélder Azinheirinha, Pedro Videira
Photo: © Paulo Pacheco

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