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Never Odd Or EveͶ

By Filiz Sizanli & Mustafa Kaplan / Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz
Alkantara Festival 2022
©Tiago Moura
Past event
Dates and Schedules

26 and 27 November
Saturday and Sunday, 19h


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra




€12 to €15 with discounts

Age Restriction



NEVER ODD OR EVEͶ is a collaborative project between two choreographic duos: Filiz Sizanli & Mustafa Kaplan (Turkey) and Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz (Portugal), artists who have been working, for over a decade, almost exclusively with their pair. Despite having very diverse experiences and creative approaches, the two duos share a fascination for precision, minimalism, language, abstraction and a growing interest in the interactions between spoken word, voice, movement and gesture. Added to these is another characteristic that brings them together and seems to be specific to their long-standing collaborations: an awareness of what it means to intimately share the creative process. Working on concepts like duplicity, in its artistic, social and literal sense, and the idea of peripheral bodies, from their own experience as artists inhabiting the periphery of Europe (Portugal and Turkey), the quartet develops a work that contains both their similarities and what differentiates each pair, as well as the tension between change and continuity. NEVER ODD OR EVEͶ takes a look at the world that does not ignore borders, limits, centres and margins as fundamental elements in the production of thought about today’s social, economic and cultural tensions.

Cast and Creative

Co-direction and performance Filiz Sizanli and Mustafa Kaplan, Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz Light design and technical direction Cárin Geada Set design and costumes Ângela Rocha Execution of costumes Aldina Jesus Sound Sofia Dias Administration and distribution Vítor Alves Brotas Production Agência 25 Communication and press office Sara Huberty Ramos Co-production Théâtre de la Ville, Alkantara Festival, La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Teatro Viriato, Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes, Teatro Municipal do Porto / DDD – Festival Dias da Dança and São Luiz Teatro Municipal residences Alkantara, Pro.Dança, La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes Support Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Casa-Atelier – Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista acknowledgments Leonor Carpinteiro


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