© 2018 by Sofia Figueiredo 

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Structured improvisation and site-specific work are both critical aspects of my performing practice.

 

I’m interested in developing an awareness of the sensations and perceptions inside my body, while maintaining an instinctive empathetic awareness of the mind/spirit of the audience and of the site or landscape.

The inner and the outer universes are bridged in a composition of expressed intentions and meanings that arise in that particular shared moment of time and space.  


When composing in real time, I like to see myself as a sculptor where my continuous choices are subject to the possible communication between the dancing body and a few select objects, especially old objects holding memories. The objects and the body are the raw material for assembling living dancing sculptures, which are vessels for the content of the audience’s imaginations.

 

Each moment is a discovery for both audience and performer and eventually, an integrated sense of identity and participation arises through the act of collectively creating a shared space.

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