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Broad Stride

From and by: Lígia Soares


Distracted or hypnotized, we travel inside the head of the choreographer Lígia Soares, a place where she invites us to enter this sound experience that begins in the western part of the city, more precisely in the wall of the Prazeres Cemetery. An itinerary commented by the dramaturge to which our personal experience is superimposed, made in the same place but in another temporal space. Follow this journey full of adrenaline, sprinkled with loose ideas that are on a heterogeneous path, from Saraiva de Carvalho Street to Santa Isabel Church with a sky of Michael Biberstein with 50 layers of acrylic paint and 800 square meters, with glimpses of Coelho da Rocha, going by Fernando Pessoa House which, after a building rehabilitation by José Adrião architect, reopened in August 2020 presenting a new museographic project. Wander through cafes and bookstores, peek at Prazeres and Estrela, explore tiles, colors, textures. Broad Stride is a sensorial journey that awakens attention to detail.

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Distance: 1,5 km

Difficulty-Level: Easiest

Audio Duration: 39 minutes

Starting Point: Prazeres Cemetery* (inside the cemetery, by the wall)

Ends: Santa Isabel Church

* Open from 09h00 to 17h00


Audio File

This podcast is only available in Portuguese at SoundCloud and Spotify.

About Lígia Soares

Lígia Soares © Estelle Valente

Lígia Soares © Estelle Valente

(Lisbon, 1978) Lígia Soares is a Portuguese choreographer and playwright who has been questioning the scenic space as a distant space. She began her career in 1997, in the Sensurround Theatre Company, founding the Pleasant Machine in 2002 with her sister, through which she produced her works. She was a resident artist at Tanzfabrik- Berlin between 2004 and 2006 and she was granted a scholarship at DanceWeb in Vienna in 2018. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, featured in several programmes of theater and contemporary dance. Her pieces Romance (2015), Cinderella (2018) and Civilization (2019) are published by Douda Correria. She was awarded with the Eurodram 2018 prize for Cinderella and, in 2020, she was awarded the DGLAB artistic and literary creation grant.

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