© Ana Luísa Valdeira
Sara Anjo (PT 1982) is a dancer and choreographer interested in meditative practices that generate psico-physical changes, breathing and walking are the main ones. She permanently questions herself about: what moves us? How do we move? And to where are we moving?
She has graduated in the Contemporary Dance Academy (2001). She studied Artistic Studies (BA) at the Faculty of Arts of Lisbon (2008) and Contemporary Art (post-graduation) at Lisbon’s Catholic University (2011). She holds a master in choreography from Das Graduate School in Amsterdam (2016). She also studied Yoga at the Yoga Shamkya School (2003) in Lisbon.
As a maker she is interested in choreographic proposals that activate a sonic theatre, where choreography and the performative space are explored through soundscape. She devised "Nobody would know to tell that story" a performance around the female world where she collaborated with 6 female artists (BoxNova CCB 2011); "Liquid Landscapes" a travelling dance in an old washing house in Lisbon (Teatro do Silêncio 2012); "Shaped as a Tree", a solo about dis-quietness (Negócio ZDB 2016); "Sacrum", a magnetic walking (Negócio ZDB 2018). Since 2012 makes part of the project "Walking" from Teatro do Silêncio. At the moment she collaborates with Teresa Silva in the project "Oracle"; with Michelle Moura in the project "Here we are in this little step" and with Flora Detraz in a research work with body and voice.
She has developed performances for young audience, where she explores the relation between figurative and abstract imagination together with her research to create a sonic theatre. She developed In "Search of Ballerina Feet" together with Teatro do Silêncio (2013), "Everything in the World began with a yes" (CCB-Fábrica das Artes 2016) with the composer Filipe Raposo and "Starts Wash your Feet" (CCB-Fábrica das Artes 2018). She published the book "Dancing Dot", and she develops workshops with it.