The elephant in the room
Vânia Doutel Vaz
- 12.09 — 25.09 2022
- Artists in Residence
- 14€ (see discounts)
Vânia Doutel Vaz is in artistic residency at Espaço Alkantara in September, creating her first solo The elephant in the room. The show will premiere in November at Teatro do Bairro Alto (Lisbon) as part of the Alkantara Festival 2022.
“The elephant in the room” suggests that in the presence of something evident it can be ignored. Elephants I carry, elephants brought with the audience and those emerging from this relationship between observer and observed. Now, with so many of us in a room, how many possibilities for a plural and fragmented elephant can be experienced?
In O Elefante no Meio da Sala elephants inhabit the room and dialogue.
Vânia Doutel Vaz
Conceived, created and performed by Vânia Doutel Vaz Dramaturgy Josefa Pereira Video Daniela Stubbs Levi and Vânia Doutel Vaz Light, Scenography and Technical Director Leticia Skrycky V Music Adriana João Costumes Nina Botkay Residency collaborators Josefa Pereira, Luara Learth, Piny, Nina Botkay Produced by Alkantara Coproduced by Teatro do Bairro Alto, Teatro Municipal do Porto / DDD - Festival Dias da Dança, A Oficina / Centro Cultural Vila Flor Residencies Alkantara, Casa da Dança, O Espaço do Tempo, Estúdios Victor Córdon/OPART, La Fabrique Chaillot Thanks Rui Horta, Josseline Black, Ana Trincão, Giovanni Lourenço
Project supported by the residency program “La Fabrique Chaillot” – Chaillot- Théâtre National de la Danse (Paris) and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Vânia Doutel Vaz is a Portuguese-born Angolan dancer and choreographer. Vaz studied dance at the Royal Dance Academy, Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional, and Forum Dança. She was a member of Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo, Nederlands Dans Theater, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (CLCB), and PUNCHDRUNK. As a freelance artist, Vaz has collaborated with: Trajal Harrell, in Maggie the Cat at the Manchester International Festival, Medea at the Onassis Foundation, Séance de Travail at Schauspielhaus Bochum (2019), and Friend of a Friend, a...