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Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz are a pair of choreographers and dancers who collaborates since 2006 in the research and creation of various performances presented in more than 17 countries. Since the beginning of their collaboration, they have had the support of several Portuguese cultural structures, of which stand out the Bomba Suicida (2006-2009), O Espaço do Tempo (associated artists 2009-2016) and Materiais Diversos (associated artists 2012-2016). They have had the support of some European networks, such as Looping, TRANSFER, Open Latitudes, Modul Dance, ONDA and Départs. His show “Um gesto que não passa de uma ameaça” from 2011 was awarded the European prize for emerging Choreography - Jardin d'Europe and won the first place at Aerowaves Spring Forward, 2013. As a duo they collaborated with several artists such as Catarina Dias, Lara Torres, Marco Martins, Clara Andermatt, Mark Tompkins and since 2014 they present António and Cleópatra by Tiago Rodrigues and Sopro (2017) by the same director. They regularly teach classes and workshops and organize residencies and reflection meetings between artists in different contexts. They were the curators of the second edition of PACAP - Advanced Program of Creation in Performing Arts, Forum Dança (2018/2019).
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Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz search for the magic quality that emerges between sound and image. Can an image trick our perception about the provenance of a sound? Or can a sound lie to us about its origin? A show that, just like children, allows itself to jump from one thing to another, and to pose questions that are simultaneously metaphysical, ontological, aesthetical, banal and unpredictable.

Interview — Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz materiais-diversos-download
Artistic Direction and Scenography Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz Performance Daniel Pizamiglio/Lewis Seivwright, Inês Campos e Filipe Pereira Foley’s work assistance Nuno Bento Sound and Costumes Sofia Dias Drawings Ephedra aka Catarina Dias Sculpture Gonçalo Barreiros Light design and scenography construction Nuno Borda de Água Executive production Vítor Alves Brotas (Agência 25) and S&V Coproduction LU.CA Teatro Luís de Camões (Lisboa), Materiais Diversos (Lisboa), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Teatro Nacional São João (Porto), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães) Coproduction residence O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo, PT) Residency Casa da Dança (Almada, PT)