Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz [PT]
My novels don't exist as ideas in my head. (...) They exist only as they are written; I am blank before. Just as one can't run a race in one's head, one must wait for the gun to start.
O que não acontece
Choreographers Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz have worked together since 2006, experimenting and creating work about the plasticity of words and the relationship between body and objects. If in the past they believed each piece to be a window into a specific moment of their research, they now understand each piece as a synthesis of life itself. As if each performance reflects a (re)vision of the world, of what it is to live, to destroy and build something with the other.
In the two years since Performances for Alkantara at the Alkantara Festival, Dias and Roriz have developed a series of performances in non-conventional spaces in an attempt to isolate and question the elements of their research: the relation of gesture to words spoken and sung, the way in which objects inform movement, and writing as a performative act or choreographic action. Their need now is to transpose that research onto the stage without losing the intimacy, playfulness, and unpredictability of earlier performances. A synthesis, yes, mostly of what was left to do. No pauses, no blanks, no punctuation.