In Between Festivals
SOLO by VANIA ROVISCO
The visual performing artist Vania Rovisco combines dance with art to create light, sound and video installations. She attended the course of Contemporary Dance for Interpreters (1998–2000) in Forum Dança, Lisbon, as having been a guest student at Ex.e.r.c.e. Montpelier in 2001. From 2001–2007 worked with choreographer Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, having interpreted in various pieces, as improvisation projects. In 2004 began directing movement for theater pieces, with directors João Brites, Gonçalo Amorim, Gonçalo Waddington/Carla Maciel. Resided in Berlin during the period 2005–2012 With musician Jochen Arbeit and performance artist Abraham Hurtado conceived the artistic network Aktuelle Architektur der Kultur (AADK), existing in Germany, Portugal and Spain. Began instigating own working processes in art galleries from 2006, in the form of live installations (durational placement of the body in time and space),Claudia Stemberger curated a live installation in the Vienna Art Week for Performing Proximity in 2010. The interest to investigate improvisation surfaced through music (playing the instrument alt horn), just as using video has been an aid to construction spatial notions or visual dynamics departing from the sense of the body into visual landscapes. Over the years has frequently directed workshops to both professionals and amateurs, and regulary assumes the role of coaching in creative processes. Since 2008 instigates events concentrated around performance or live installations and more recently, 2012, was invited to curate performance for the Arpad Szenes / Vieira da Silva Foundation, Lisbon.
2013 saw the premier of a solo work for stage entitled The Archaic, Looking Out, The Night Knight.
Concept, Interpretation, Set, Light: Vania Rovisco
Sound compositions: Jochen Arbeit, Stupid Green, Gordon Monahan, Marcus Rovisco
Sound editing: Marcus Rovisco
Talk: Ania Nowak, free entry
In Between Festivals is a project of Mica Moca project berlin e.V.