Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz
Proposed as a modul-dance artist by DeVIR/CAPa Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve Faro [Portugal]
Satellites (working title)
Too much time staring at the light. Staring at the sights that we’re creating. Landscapes of endless intermittent lights, too fast for our brains to capture, but enough for our bodies to absorb and react in impulses we’re unable to control. Sofia & Vítor
Satellites is the working title for our project 2014. In this work we are interested in expanding our research through the collaboration with invited artists/performers. For already a while we’ve been sharing the will of working with a group of people with different experiences and from different backgrounds. We believe this will increase the possibilities of thinking about the performance, allowing different materials to be generated throughout the process of research.
We’re interested in creating different layers of performativity, aspiring for two main concepts to re-appear in our work: simultaneity and multiplicity. At this time, we can only project some ideas, but we imagine we will create a performance for a black box or theatre, where other events can happen, either inside of the show or on its periphery – using the spaces around the presentation site for example – through installations, sound experiences and other documents.
A possible scenario would be that Satellites would eventually raise the question of whether the centre is the performance or its parallel events. Depending of the way we chose to give form to these occurrences, we can maybe try to shift the idea that there is still one central event. Rather, we can try to propose only satellite events, with no hierarchy between them.
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz are independent dancers and choreographers that collaborate since 2006 in various dance works, presented in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany, Romania, Belgium, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. They have been teaching many workshops and classes (at C.e.m., Fórum Dança, PEPCCC, Companhia Instável, Nomadic Modules/Alkantara and ESAD - Caldas da Raínha). They are associate artists from Materiais Diversos and O Espaço do Tempo.
Works presented: 25, Visegradska (2006), Under(the)line (2007), Sand Castle (2007), Involuntariamente (2008/9), Again from the beginning (2009), Unfolding (2010), The same but slightly different (2011), A gesture that is nothing but a threat, awarded with the Prix Jardin d'Europe (2011), Arremesso (2012), Out of any present (2012), At most mere minimum (2012) in collaboration with Carla Maciel and Gonçalo Waddington.
Upcoming artist events
There are not upcoming dates at this moment.
Past artist events
- 28-01-2014 - 09-02-2014
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz. Satellites. Residency. Art Stations Foundation Poznań
- 03-02-2014 - 03-02-2014
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz. Open Classes. Art Stations Foundation Poznań
- 14-02-2014 - 15-02-2014
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz. Research. Tanzquartier Wien
- 03-03-2014 - 14-03-2014
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz. Satellites. Residency. Dance Ireland Dublin
- 03-03-2014 - 14-03-2014
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz. Satellites. Research. Dance Ireland Dublin
- 23-04-2014 - 02-05-2014
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz. Satellites. Residency. DDRC Athens
- 02-05-2014 - 02-05-2014
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz. A gesture that is nothing but a threat. Roadshow: Arc For Dance Festival. DDRC Athens
- 04-08-2014 - 14-08-2014
Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz. Satellites. Residency. Mercat de les Flors Barcelona