It is an exploration of the underground space of the Museum (prison) of Aljube, in a permanence of the body that wonders if the past has already been lived or if we are living it now.
In the galleries of the Aljube, while you walk through…
dust and sand falling in the mouth, the eyes. a living body that insists on staying. silent. restless. What is unnoticed? What settles? What does this body hear and renovate into dance in this prison that is now a museum?
excavation is a dance installation taking place in the passage between floor 0 and floor -1 of the museum of aljube. a research supported by the national centre for culture (young artists grant 2018).
sofia ó is a researcher with an internship in creation at the c.e.m – centre in movement. she is a dancer and an anthropologist, the author of teatro de dança galpão: experimentações em dança e práticas de resistência durante a ditadura civil militar no brasil (ed. prismas, 2016) [Galpão Theatre of Dance: dance experimentation in resistance practices during the military dictatorship in Brazil].