Turning Backs

Diogo Alvim, Lígia Soares e Rita Vilhena

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February
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TURNING BACKS
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  • Lisbon Premiere
AUTHOR(S)
  • Diogo Alvim, Lígia Soares e Rita Vilhena
DATE
  • November 22nd and 23rd
  • 9.30 PM
DURATION
  • 50’
LANGUAGE
  • English
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CLASSIFICATION
  • Over 12
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Synopsis

Turning Backs is a project seeking the paradox: we are all included in exclusion. The two rows of seats have no back and require each spectator to use the other as a backrest. To be back to back is after all to lay back on someone who is, at the same time, the person to whom we just turned our backs to. This condition will also be a base to reflect on realities that, in spite of the fact that we are not looking at them, they cannot cease of touching us.

Technical Sheet

Concept
Lígia Soares
Rita Vilhena

Co-Creation
Diogo Alvim

Video
Mariana Castro

Production (Portugal)
Máquina Agradável

Production (Holanda)
Baila Louca

Co-Production
Rotterdamse Productiehuis Residências Devir-Capa
Residencies
Alkantara
Polo Cultural das Gaivotas

Support
Mala Voadora
GDA - Gestão dos Direitos do Artistas

Bio

Diogo Alvim
Diogo Alvim composes instrumental and electroacoustic music, plays live electronics, and develops sound art projects. He also makes music for dance and theatre. His PhD research (SARC, Belfast) focused on the relations between music and architecture. His work has been presented in Europe and Brazil. He has been developing collaborations with other artists and performers.

Lígia Soares
Lígia Soares is a portuguese choreographer and playwright who has been questioning in the scenic space as a space distanced from the viewer. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, in several programs of contemporary dance and theatre. Her last plays were edited by Douda Correria. She co-founded Máquina Agradável (Lisbon).

Rita Vilhena
Rita Vilhena is a performance & dance maker. Established in 2005 the Baila Louca Foundation (Rotterdam / The Netherlands). She was an artist from Productiehuis Rotterdam, and has worked with Meg Stuart, Jeremy Wade, Julien Hamilton, Ugo Dehaes, Keren Levi, Mohamed Shafik, among many others. Rita has a master's degree in Performing Arts (FCSH) and works as a researcher at INET-md (Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Music and Dance Studies Center) at the FMH pole.
22nd
November
TURNING BACKS
Diogo Alvim, Lígia Soares e Rita Vilhena
9.30 PM, Rua das Gaivotas 6
23rd
November
TURNING BACKS
Diogo Alvim, Lígia Soares e Rita Vilhena
9.30 PM, Rua das Gaivotas 6