Saturday, July 16, 2016

Vânia Gala at News Agents - Resonance FM

Today's show with Vânia Gala hot off the press or rather out of the studio -
Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague
The News Agents: Resonance FM
This week: Vânia Gala, choreographer and thinker reflects on politics, performance. She shares tales from her journey from Coimbra to London and beyond, giving an insight into possibilities and practice from avant-garde and professional dance. Thoughts on what is collaboration, choreography with an absence of performance, and on being a black woman growing up as an activist in Portugal. For more information see

The News Agents: Resonance FMDrawing by Jude Montague

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

22nd June 2016 
Laban Studio theatre
Forum for artistic practice 
1001 Things Study III by Vânia Gala
with Teresa Feio

"1001 Things Study 3" investigates the role of the non-human as a form of advancing new presence(s) on stage and its relevance in the present time. We have come to think of choreography as the art of the human, where the human is the performer but what if we open up to the possibility that presence is not a privilege of the human that things can perform as well. What if we open the invitation for things to perform?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Kingston University
Postgraduate Research Conference

15th June 2016 
10:00-11:30 (JG 5006)
Session 1
Panel: Subjectivity, The Sublime and Presence 
Isabel Milar, Eugene Kim and Vânia Gala
Chair Vânia Gala

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gone Missing: the potential of absence in choreography
by Vânia Gala
at (In)visible Cultures Conference
14th June 2016
10:30 B5 Auditorium
Panel 9 From Theory to Practice: creativity, design and education
Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) Department of King's College London

Gone Missing: the potential of absence in choreography
by Vânia Gala
at Liminaridades, Género, Tradução e Performance
13th June 2016
09:30 Auditório Piso 0
Panel Performance 
Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas | CEHUM Univerisdade do Minho | Braga

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Maliciously missing: the potential of the missing performer
Lecture/performance Vânia Gala
at ACRU Symposium 
25th May 2016 13:00 to 18:00
Clattern theatre
Kingston University, London

Sound and its subcultures can be understood to offer more dynamic ways of accounting for bodies, movements, and events. In the last 15 years or so, renewed interest in sound-based scholarship and the increasing significance of the acoustic—as simultaneously a site for analysis, a medium for aesthetic engagement, and a model for theorization—has been identified as ‘the sonic turn’ (Drobnick). This ACRU symposium traces the potentialities running across the sonic, from the natural soundscape to hyper-computational processing, and asks, what is it about sound that can be said to enable new modes of thought, perception and experience?