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ALKANARA - TRAÇA | 12 scores for breathing, walking and being still - ©Joana Linda
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TRAÇA | 12 scores for breathing, walking and being still

Sara Anjo

  • 14.06 — 27.06 2021
  • Artists in Residence

Sara Anjo and her collaborators are in residency at Espaço Alkantara for two weeks, developing new scores for Traça ('Trace').

TRAÇA is an arts project
About the gesture of drawing and annotating movement
About marking a path in a territory with our bodies
About undoing and digging holes

TRAÇA is also about three actions that put human beings in a symbiotic relationship with their surroundings: breathing, walking, and stopping. These actions are coreopolitical, creating awareness of the body and the territory through movement.

This work takes place online in the form of 12 scores, three sound works, and three videos. The scores are published monthly throughout 2021, and the other materials are made available at the spring equinox in March, the summer solstice in June, and the autumn equinox in October.

The three actions that are at the core of this project are primordial human gestures. Breathing is a life-giving gesture; its absence removes life. Walking is the gesture that allows us to advance and seek. Stopping is a fundamental gesture between movements. They are all actions that create space for reflection and awareness of the body, of ourselves, and of the world.

Credits

Directed by Sara Anjo Artistic collaborators Flora Détraz, Mickaella Dantas, Nádia Yracema Video and design Joana Linda Sound design Artur Pispalhas Text revision Ana Luísa Valdeira Translator Miguel Cardoso Executive producer Cláudia Teixeira Communication Inês Lampreia Management Vítor Alves Brotas Produced by Agência 25 Supported by Fundação Salinas do Samouco and Instituto das Florestas e Conservação da Natureza (Madeira) Residencies Alkantara; Dançando com a Diferença; O Espaço do Tempo; Estúdios Víctor Córdon; Neighbourhood Dance Works Coproduced by Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

This project si supported by República Portuguesa - Cultura | DGARTES – Direção Geral das Artes

Bio

Sara Anjo (PT 1982) is a dancer and choreographer interested in meditative practices that generate psico-physical changes, breathing and walking are the main ones. She permanently questions herself about: what moves us? How do we move? And to where are we moving? As a maker she is interested in choreographic proposals that activate a sonic theatre, where choreography and the performative space are explored through soundscape. She devised Nobody would know to tell that story a feminist performance where she collaborated with 6 female artists (BoxNova CCB 2011); Liquid Landscapes a travelling dance in an old washing house in Lisbon (Teatro do Silêncio 2012); Shaped as a Tree a solo about dis-quietness (Negócio ZDB 2016); Sacrum a magnetic walking (Negócio ZDB 2018). Since 2012 makes part of the project Walking from Teatro do Silêncio. She has graduated in the Contemporary Dance Academy (2001). She holds a master in choreography from Das Graduate School in Amsterdam (2016).

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