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Out of any present 15+

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Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

We have to leave. We have to go out and find matter. A search for an outside that is not geographic, an outer space, that fits neither the classic narrative of journey nor that of migration in the face of the apparent failure of the present. The movement occurs in another way. It provokes a distance that returns an insight and at the same time allows us to collect asymmetric parts – supposedly incompatible fragments – and fit them together so as to produce unusual morphologies and summon the improbable, with an urgent need for multiplicity in mind. - Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

In Out of Any Present, Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz explore the potential of words, voice, and movement and their complex and tangled relations, through systematic repetition and subsequent transformation. In this creation, premiered in 2012, the idea of hypertext leads the performance as an uninterrupted spiral of actions and situations offering an alternative to the idea of narrative coherence that limits our understanding of reality.


Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz are independent dancers and choreographers who collaborate on the research and creation of dance pieces since 2006. Their work has been presented in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, England, Slovenia, Cyprus, Poland, Finland, Brazil, and the Netherlands. They are often invited to run workshops and teach courses in Portugal and abroad. Their work has been supported by cultural institutions and organisations such as Bomba Suicida, Cia Clara Andermatt, Eira, Capa/Devir, Alkantara, Negócio/ZDB, Fórum Dança, and O Rumo do Fumo, among others. They are associate artists at Materiais Diversos and O Espaço do Tempo.


Out of any present
Out of any present

Crew and cast

Created and performed by:  Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

Artistic collaborator:  Catarina Dias

Set design: Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

Sound: Sofia Dias

Guest performer:  Filipe Pereira

Technical director and lights:  Nuno Borda de Água

Coproduced by:  Alkantara (Lisbon, PT), Box Nova/ Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon, PT), Jardin d’Europe (EU), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), 4 Culture Association (Bucharest, RO)

Supported by:  DEPARTS (s podporo Evropske komisije, Program Kultura/financed by the European Commission, Culture Program), Ministrstvo za kulturo Republike Portugalske /Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Direção-Geral das Artes

Distribution:  Something Great (Berlin, DE)

Artistic residencies:  Bains Connective (Brussels, BE), ACCCA (Lisbon, PT), Eira (Lisbon, PT), Negócio/ZBD (Lisbon, PT), Cine-Teatro São Pedro (Abrantes, PT)

Acknowledgements:  Maria Ramos, Oficinas do Convento, João Sofio, Tiago Fróis, Hélder Azinheirinha, Pedro Videira

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