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Ilhas – uma constelação

© André Moniz Vieira


“Islands – a constellation” addresses the imaginary of travelling and of island’s geography. It starts with the idea that an island is a body surrounded by the sea and lives cradled by the alternation of tides. Its sea mirrors the sky, and an island is a kind of star. It is no accident that islands, when drawn on maps or when captured by satellite images, look like constellations and invite the imagination of the fantastic. The island territory has long been the scene of fascinating journeys and fundamental to think of the most exuberant utopias and the darkest dystopias.

This piece explores choreography and movement in an intrinsic relationship with sound design. It develops a soundscape through feedback, field recordings made on the islands of Madeira, Desertas and Selvagens and vocal exercises based on the movement of the body’s breathing.

Artistic and Technical Information


Concept and performance: Sara Anjo
Sound design & light design: Artur Pispalhas and Sara Anjo
Executive production: Sandra Amado
Management and administration: Vítor Alves Brotas
Production: Agência 25
Residencies: Alkantara, AAAIDD – Grupo Dançando com a Diferença and Estúdios Vítor Cordon
Co-production residency: O Espaço do Tempo
Co-production: Festival Lisboa Soa and Teatro Baltazar Dias
Thanks to: Ana Irene Rodrigues; Duarte Sousa (ARM); Flora Detráz, OceanSee and Margarida Mestre

  • © André Moniz
  • © André Moniz
  • © André Moniz
  • © André Moniz
  • © André Moniz