by Vânia Rovisco
11 to 14 december 2017 [6.30-9pm]: Circolando Space, Porto
What is a performers’ role when co-creating with a director?
How is this responsibility shared in regard to the process?
Our bodies, containers that transpose voice in motion?
Without praxis there is no interpretation
Improvisation into Composition!
I believe that contemporary processes from living arts have much to gain from an intense stimulated dialogue between the outside eye – the director and the inner eye – the performer/dancer.
The first day will be dedicated to an intense practice of body stimulating the senses to space and time, activating it. The second day will also have an intense body practice overflowing into a composition relationship through body installation and improvisation.
This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in experiencing an interpreter relationship with the process.
Between 2001 and 2007 she was an performer for Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods. In 2008 Vânia identifies herself as a performative visual artist, bringing the body to the art gallery, and expanding her work to other mediums (live installation, light, video).
Vânia directs workshops and makes movement direction since 2003, alongside with her work as interpreter. Has experience as curator and collaborated with Arpad Szenes Vieira da Silva Museum between 2012 and 2015. In 2013 premiered the solo The Archaic, Looking Out, The Night Knight and in 2014 staged “Silos de carros e Estradas giratórias” for 10 men. She is co-founder of the artistic platform Aktuelle Arquitektur der Kultur -AADK. and her latest project “Reacting to Time – Portuguese in performance” deals with the archive and transmission of works from the late 60’s. Em 2017 Vânia created the group play “Equanamidade – Ânima Inalterável” for the Festival Walk&Talk in Azores.
Target audience: students and professional and professional dancers
Fee: 50 euro
Application deadline: 5 December
Location: Circolando Space (CACE Cultural do Porto, Rua do Freixo, 1071, sala 3, 4300-219 Porto, Portugal)
How to arrive: Metro: Campanhã; STCP: 205 and 400 (stop: EDP)
Information and applications: firstname.lastname@example.org / 939 482 601 / 225 189 157