Are We Inheriting Of Our Ancestors' Personal Histories?


Are We Inheriting Of Our Ancestors' Personal Histories?

Are We Inheriting Of Our Ancestors' Personal Histories?

Are We Inheriting Of Our Ancestors' Personal Histories?

Topic: Memory _ Are we inheriting of our Ancestors' personal histories?

Location: Teatro Romano, Lisboa

Date: July 27th, 2019

Featured Artists: Allan Falieri (Dance), Aurélien Rivière (Soundscsape), Bence Magyarlaki and Divine Southgate- Smith(Site-specific installation).



About The Artists:


Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Allan graduated in dance at the Centro de Dança Rio, directed by Ángela Ferreira.

He worked with world-class choreographers as a dancer, including Jirí Kylián, Maurice Béjart, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite and Wayne McGregor. He also joined prestigious companies such as the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, directed by Maurice Béjart, the Gulbenkian Ballet, directed by Iracity Cardoso, the Netherlands Dans Theater, directed by Anders Helmstrom and the Compañía Nacional de Danza directed by Hervé Palito.

He has worked with Cirque du Soleil in the casting team, and was a Co-director of FM Art Collective.

In parallel, he has developed works as a teacher and choreographer in schools and companies as Real Conservatorio Profesional Mariemma, São Paulo Companhia de Dança, West Australian Ballet, D.A.F., The Bolshoi School Brazil, Kalé Dance Company, Larnaca Biennale, Companhia Sesc de Dança, Centro Danza Canal - Teatros del Canal and Museo Nacional Centro de Artes Reina Sofía, Spain.

He is currently a teacher and choreographer invited by Fundación Universidades y Enseñanzas Superiores de Castilla y León. He will also be a guest teacher this year at Estúdios Victor Cordón, Lisbon.


Aurélien Rivière aka DoubtingThomas has been producing since the 90s when he was exploring downtempo trip hop and ambient sounds.

He scored releases on labels such as Eastenderz, Soul Jazz Records, 2020 Vision and AMAM amongst others. Besides this more personal work, he composes music for Universal Publishing and Cezame Music Agency.

His sound has always drawn upon wide influences, reaching to jazz and music concrete to find textures that challenge in between the rhythms. In recent years he has been touring extensively bringing his distinctive DoubtingThomas sound worldwide.

Aurélien is also investing his considerable energy into a multitude of recording projects, continuing a thread started with the downtempo collaborative project D.O.T.S he began in London and moving it away from a jazz leaning to more experimental pastures under THE PROMISES banner.

As Aurélien Rivière, he has been pursuing more experimental projects including scores for live dance performances, visual art exhibits and films. The idiosyncrasy of his musical experimentations makes his compositions so evocative, they invite for chance encounters with other artistic disciplines.



Bence Magyarlaki graduated from BA Fine Art (Hons) at Central Saint Martins, London. He is currently based in Lisbon.

His latest body of work has been supported by Third Base Artist Residency, Lisbon.

His collaborative piece with Divine Southgate-Smith - featured here picture and video - was nominated for The MullenLowe NOVA Awards (2017), and The International Takifuji Art Award (2017).

He has been exhibiting in Lisbon and London with PADA Studios (2019), The Switch Gallery, UX Art Space (Lisbon, 2018), and Saatchi Gallery, Gasworks Gallery and Copeland Gallery (London, 2017) among other exhibitions. His work has been commissioned by Hermès (2017) and Lexus (2018).

Magyarlaki’s sculptures explore the tension between architectural containment and the gestural, social body. In the intuitive process of uniting architectural and body language, the artist uses body memory as his site of production. Each shape therefore is an expression of a sensation remembered or revisited, often referencing the intimacy of one’s own body, or its relatedness and relative position to another.


Divine Southgate-Smith (1995) is a British visual artist born in Togo and raised in Paris and London. She graduated from Central St Martins, London (2017) with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts. Currently she have been living in Lisbon, Portugal for the past 2 years. In October she is due to enrol at The Royal Academy Schools (2019-2022) for her Post-graduate studies.

Southgate-Smith employs the use of sculpture/installation, spoken word and moving image. Her work has always been very much influenced by architecture and the idea of choreographing or delineating specific gestures in space. By adopting a heavily theatrical structure, she seeks to frame the work as part of a holistic portrayal of performing selfness/otherness.

Her practice is often collaborative. In 2016, alongside 3 other emerging artists from Central Saint Martins, she established the artist collective ( )PARENTHESIS STUDIO. The collective exhibited their most recent works as part of collaboration with LEXUS at the UX Art Space, Lisbon (2018) and HERMÈS at the Saatchi Gallery, London (2017). She is also the Co-Founder of 14TH CINEMA (2016).

Her work has been nominated for the International TAKIFUJI Art Award (2017) and The Drawing Prize (2014). Southgate-Smith has just completed her residency program at Third Base Residency, Lisbon (2018/19) and has previously participated in the selected exhibitions: SWITCH Gallery, Lisbon (2019), Galeria Dona Laura, Lisbon (2019), Galeria FOCO, Lisbon (2019), AMAC Auditorium, Barreiro (2019), SWITCH Gallery, Lisbon (2018), LEXUS UX Art Space, Lisbon (2018), Galeria FOCO, Lisbon (2018), Saatchi Gallery, London (2017), Lethaby Gallery, London (2016), La Porte Peinte, France (2013) and The Muse Gallery, London (2012).


Located in the historic area of the city, Teatro Romano aims to reveal what used to be one of the most visible monuments of the city of Olisipo (present-day Lisbon). The structure was once the Roman amphitheater of the ancient city, built by Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC, with a capacity of 5.000 spectators.

Teatro Romano was buried until the devastating 1755 Lisbon earthquake. The remains of the structure were unearthed during Lisbon's reconstruction following the disaster. It was abandoned until the 1960’s when proper excavations started leading to the site as it is today: an archeological dig IN LIMEN found perfectly fitting as an unconventional space for its first happening.

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