International Solo Festival


Cine-Teatro Garrett, Sala Principal (Main Room)


2015 marks the 85th anniversary of the premiere of the iconic solo "Lamentation" by Martha Graham, one of the benchmarks of 20th century dance. "Martha" is a tribute to her way of seeing art, to the way she influenced all Western dance, in the search for a truth, in the emotion of sharing movement that comes from within and materializes into a contraction, a release or the interpretation of a feeling/concept/history.


Sara Garcia was born in Póvoa de Varzim, in 1990. She is a graduate of the Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional (2008), where she worked with teachers and choreographers such as Margarida Bettencourt, Constança Couto, Cristina Pereira, Rui Lopes Graça, Luís Guerra and Nicolaas Marckmann. Subsequently, she graduated in Architecture, from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (2014). During this period, she attended the Pirmin Treku Ballet Academy, where she worked with Benvindo da Fonseca and Rui Lopes Graça and the Professional Ballet School of Porto, under the artistic direction of the dancer Roman Vassiliev, having worked there with the choreographer Sylvia Rijmer. Professionally, she worked with English dancer/choreographer Alexander Whitley and the light design group Marshmallow Laser Feast for a performance at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2013); she was a performer in a production by Ruben Marks and in the piece "Outro Momento" by Renato Vieira. Currently, she collaborates with choreographer Pedro Carvalho and Estúdio B.

Artistic and technical sheet

Creation and choreography Pedro Carvalho
Creation and interpretation Sara Garcia
Music (original) José Pedro Sousa
Light design Pedro Morim
Chair creation Hugo Barros e Pedro Xavier Oliveira
Acknowledgements José Lima

Duration ≈ 20 minutes ● > 6

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