10th and 11th November




Icosahedron is a piece created by Tânia Carvalho for twenty dancers distributed in four groups ; each of them represents a single body – although it may have the appearance of being fragmented – which can be observed frontally and also from other angles. The five dancers in each group represent a unique body structure. They are synchronized throughout the entire piece, either by making exactly the same movements or by adjusting the movements between themselves. The viewers have the impression they are contemplating the same body from different perspectives at the same time, as if they were looking at a cubist painting and saw the same face from the side and front.


The Portuguese choreographer Tânia Carvalho began learning classical dance at the age of five. In 1991 she enrolled at the Higher School of Dance in Lisbon and later took a two-year course in contemporary dance at the Forum Dança (Lisbon). As a dancer, she has performed alongside Francisco Camacho, Carlota Lagido, David Michael, Filipe Viegas, Vera Mantero and Luís Guerra de Laocoi. As an actress she has collaborated with Projecto Teatral and participated in various video projects. In 2004 she became the first Portuguese choreographer to be invited to attend the III Asia-Europe Dance Forum, “Point to Point”, held in Tokyo. She has created more than twenty works.

Tânia Carvalho is modul-dance artist, proposal by DeVIR / CAPa (Portugal).


Choreography and direction Tânia Carvalho
Performers Luiz Antunes, Jutta Bayer, Inês Campos, Bruna Carvalho, Bruno Senune, Elena Castilla, António Cabrita, São Castro, Marta Cerqueira, Constança Couto, Gustavo Figueiredo, Jácome Filipe, Luís Guerra, Ramiro Guerreiro, Florent Hamon, Maria João Rodrigues, Axelle Lagier, Guillaume Legras, Maureen Lopez, Abhilash Ningappa, Teresa Silva
Sound DiogoAlvim
Lighting design Zeca Iglésias
Costumes Aleksandar Protic
Production Bomba Suicida (Lisbon)
Production and director’s assistant Pietro Romani
Production and diffusion Sofia Matos

Co-production Culturgest (Lisbon), Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (France), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), CDC Uzès Danse (Uzès), Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts (Dresden), Modul-Dance, Culture Programme (EU)

Artistic residencies O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), PACT Zollverein (Essen), ADC – Association pour la danse contemporaine (Geneva), Buda Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk) and Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts Dresden (Dresden)

With the support of HAU / Tanz Im August (Berlin), Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris), Atelier Re.al (Lisbon), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Balletshop (Lisbon)

Bomba Suicida is an association supported by DGArtes (Direcção Geral das Artes). Associated entities ALKANTARA, O Espaço do Tempo (Portugal)




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Season: 2012-2013

10th and 11th November


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