Do we dream every night? (2015)

Vitalina Sousa

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Room 1 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

““Body weight is another paradox: while making it move requires effort, it is also what transports us effortlessly through space.”

in Movimento Total (2001), José Gil


In parallel Do we dream every night has an exhibition by the artists Catarina Botelho, Pedro Tropa and Teresa Santos at the Congress Centre.


Vitalina Sousa Creator and performer
Catarina Botelho, Pedro Tropa e Teresa Santos Photographic collaboration
Diogo Alvim Sound composition
Nuno Borda de Água Lighting design
Carla Sampaio, Giorgio Mastinu, Tânia Guerreiro Acknowledgements
Duplacena/Festival TEMPS D’IMAGES, Appleton Square, CAAA — Centro para os assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Fórum Dança, ACCA — Companhia Clara Andermatt, Universidade de Lisboa Supports

Do we dream every night? received the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grant for artistic creation in 2015.
Premiere: 12 December 2015, Appleton Square, Festival Temps d’Images.

Vitalina Sousa. After completing her studies in Architecture and Visual Art, she began her training in classical and contemporary dance. She has worked as a dancer with Robert Wilson, in films by João César Monteiro, in performances by Projecto Teatral, João Fiadeiro and Maria José Arjona. She created and performed the solo works Catástrofe Natural, o belo apenas é o começo do terrível, algumas flores permaneciam, song unsung, Do we dream every night? and Delirium. She received the Revelação Ribeiro da Fonte Award for Dance in 2004.


Throughout two long weekends, dance returns to the auditoriums of the Foundation with the performance of two dozen works created over recent years with support from the Gulbenkian and with some making their very first appearance in Portugal. Program selection under the curatorship of João dos Santos Martins.


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