Sofia Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz are a Portuguese duo of artists/choreographers who have been collaborating since 2006 and exploring the interaction between sound, language and movement. They develop performances, videos, podcasts, installations and soundscapes in which they choreograph sounds according to the rules of movement composition, blurring the lines between dance and music. Their performances conceived for stage, mainly performed by the duo themselves, are based on a particular choreographic language that includes text and language as fundamental elements.

Their works have been presented in over 17 countries. In 2011, they were awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe for “A gesture that is nothing but a threat”. Invitations to collaborate with artists including Catarina Dias, Marco Martins, Clara Andermatt, Francisco Tropa, Mark Tompkins and Felipe Hirsch followed. They collaborate regularly with theatre director Tiago Rodrigues on productions like “Antony and Cleopatra” in 2014 and “Sopro” in 2017. They provided movement assistance for “Catarina e a beleza de matar fascistas” in 2020 and they perform in Rodrigues’ staging of Wagner’s opera “Tristan und Isolde” in 2023 (Opera National de Lorraine, Nancy).

The duo regularly teach workshops and classes and have been organizing residencies for artists in different contexts. They were invited to curate PACAP 2 (2018/2019) and PACAP 6 (2023) – Advanced Program of Creation in Performing Arts, at the Fórum Dança in Lisbon.

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