Creation: Isadora Alves
Developed and presented with: Bruno Humberto and Nuno Nolasco
Costumes: Marisa Escaleira
Set: Humberto and Alves
Photographic register: Miguel Ângelo Santarém and Vitorino Coragem
Support: Fórum Dança, Festival Temps d’Images, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Materiais Diversos
Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo, Fórum Dança and Estúdios Vítor Córdon Acknowledgments: PACAP 4, Ana Libório, Gonçalo Alegria, Latoaria
The stone that generates the first blade is tripartite. It hasn’t been decisive to the knowledge of the interior, nor has it preceded the hunt or the will to hurt. However, inevitably, new stories of the body have been molded by the sword.
The interior, the exterior, the internalized exterior, the interior exteriorized - impossible to escape from it - the inside and the outside, border, delimitation, differentiation, imagination, exteriorization of an exterior interiority interiorization of exteriority Xter- what does it matter? Multiple though one, thus is the admiration for X, Y and Z. “Mas Onde Está a Espada?” is a site-specific work that examines the phenomenon a chant, the architectural miracle, following the tradition of the Corner Pieces, such as those of Joseph Beuys or Bruce Nauman. This piece is built up and disappears around concepts such as the landscape and the forming of three-dimensionality, nature and creation, the abstract and the figurative.
Isadora Alves ︎(1996, Lisboa) has a bachelor degree in Theatre from Lisbon’s Film School (ESTC), studied creation in dance at Fórum Dança and sculpture at São Paulo University. She created the pieces “V Primeiro Gesto” (2019) and “Mas Onde Está a Espada?” (2022). Her first pieces are site-specific compositions, where light has been the privileged material of study, in a permanent dialogue with time. She co-created the projects “Ciclo de performances em torno de Albert Serra” (2020), “Elle a besoin de paix. Elle n’a pas besoin de paix.” (2020), “A Memória dos Documentos Perecíveis” (2020), “Clarice, Instantâneo Cénico” (2021).
As interpreter, she worked with Maria Duarte, Bruno Humberto, Rui Paiva, Joana Braga, Miguel Bonneville, Elmano Sancho, António Pires, ADR and Jan Brokof, among others.
Isadora Alves has been awarded a scholarship from Centro Nacional de Cultura to write her next project.
She collaborates regularly with musician and creator Bruno Humberto and photographer Miguel Ângelo Santarém.