Atlas da Boca | How The Land Lies

Aerowaves Spring Forward Festival

Dance Across Europe

Atlas da Boca explores two trans bodies through the mouth. As a symbol, the mouth becomes the interface between the public and the private, between the erotic and the political, between silence and the word that lasts.

How the Land Lies is a dance performance for 5 bodies and 3 LED scrolling signs. Navigating between tourism slogans and visa questionnaires, the dancers –who carry experiences of migration and displacement between countries– interact with the text scrolling on the LED panels to question borders.

These performances are presented as part of Spring Forward Festival, which is taking place in Dublin, from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 April. It brings together 21 inspiring dance makers from around Europe.

Each performance is presented as a dance double-bill.

CREATED BY: Gaya de Medeiros/BRABA Platform, Bianca Hisse and Laura Cemin

About The Artists

Gaya de Medeiros (1990) is a choreographer and producer from Brazil currently based in Lisbon. She studied Animation Film and worked for nine years as a dancer and co-creator at a Brazilian Dance Company. In Portugal, she has worked with several artists such as (ASK ARTIST). In 2021, she created her first piece, ATLAS da BOCA and in December 2022, she premiered BAQUE. Gaya founded BRABA plataforma which aims to support, enable and finance initiatives led by or focused on the trans community. Her artist research ponders upon dance, words and affection.

Bianca Hisse (Brasil/Norway) and Laura Cemin (Italy/Finland) both operate at the intersection of visual art, performance and choreography. Their work, often presented in galleries and non-traditional performance spaces, focuses on language and on how contemporary discourses influence mobility and social circulation. They have been exploring such topics in their individual practices while developing their collaborative body of work. How the Land Lies is their first stage performance as a duo.

Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. We identify the most inspiring new work by emerging dance artists and then promote it through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 33 countries enables these emerging choreographers to bring brand new dance to new audiences.

Aerowaves prides itself on its unique role as a connector between choreographers, dance programmers and dance enthusiasts across Europe.

TICKETS €15 | €10
Running time: 80 mins
Content warning: 16+, nudity, sexual nudity
29 Apr
12:30pm + 3:30pm
Main Space