From the Brazilian central plateau to the profound canyons of Serra da Mantiqueira, from the urban plan of the projected city to the world of the natural volumes, the summer vacations for the Brazilian choreographer Luciana Lara would begin with a journey through steep reliefs, dense forest and highways with the blue sky framing the contours of an ongoing drawing. Between the dream of Brasília´s utopian architecture and the natural world of the senses, lines would unite in contours, territories and horizons, the landscape experience lived in her childhood and her future spatial poetics. Through a game with ropes, a group of performers activates the abstract lines of a landscape on the surface of the floor of a gallery.


LANDSCAPE IN A LINE is part of the Collection Covered by the sky, a series of installations and performances  centered on the relationship between landscape and art designed by the Brazilian choreographer Gustavo Ciríaco in collaboration with artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Portugal and the UK. The project’s challenge is to invent ways of translating and re-installing landscape experiences through installation and performative devices. The challenge, therefore, is the possibility of providing the general public with a privileged view of the fabrication of space by artists from different fields of art, from music to photography, from dance to visual arts.

Designed for indoor (halls, galleries) and outdoor (courtyards, parks or gardens) public spaces, the collection of interactive installations and performances invite the visitor to poetically re-enact milestones landscapes lived by artists.

LANDSCAPE IN A LINE is a performance inspired in the landscape experience lived by the choreographer Luciana Lara. Second piece of the collection Covered by Sky, its premiere took place under the frame of Festival Temps d´Images, in October 2021, in Lisbon.


Under the sky by Gustavo Ciriaco, in Dias de Dança. Gustavo Ciriaco is a collector. The Brazilian artist draws on the work of others and collectively recreates new possibilities.

Jornal de Notícias, Porto, April 2022.


Luciana Lara

Luciana Lara (Niterói/BR) is a creator of contemporary dance, founder, choreographer and director of Anti Status Quo Companhia de Dança (1988). She also works as a researcher, teacher and dramatist. Master in Arts from the University of Brasília – Unb. Specialization in choreography and choreology at the Laban Center in London (1996-1998). Degree in Performing Arts from the Faculty of Arts Dulcina de Morais.

Her work is recognized for its hybridity, experimentation, movement research, transdisciplinary approach with non-artistic fields and dialogue with the visual arts. Main studies: dramaturgy, creative processes, the body-city relationship and new media and formats (choreographic installation, urban intervention, site specific, internet and books/publications).

She created more than 20 works for A.S.Q. Dance Company. Latest outstanding works: Togetherand separated, In Flesh and concrete – A choreographic installation, Chameleons, Bags on the head and Daily Microutopias Agglutinating the Place. She develops art education projects, audience transformation and training of interpreters and creators. She is the author of the book Archaeology of a creative process – A Choreographic book.

She has been touring in Brazil and internationally in festivals such as: BITEF – Belgrade International Theater Festival (Belgrade- Serbia), DDD+FITEI in Porto- Portugal, Mladi Levi International Festival (Ljubljana- Slovenia), Zurich Moves! (Zurich – Switzerland), FIAC Bahia, Bienal de Dança do Ceará – De par em par, Festival Panorama, MIT sp, Festival Internacional Vivadança, Cena Contemporânea – Festival Internacional de Teatro de Brasília, Movimento Internacional de Dança – MID, Mostra de Dança XYZ, Festival Internacional da Novadança, Bienal SESC de Dança, Festival Expande Dança, Marco Zero – Festival Internacional de Dança em Paisagens Urbanas, Modos de Existir, Festival do Teatro Brasileiro de Teatro, FITAZ – Festival Internacional de Teatro de La Paz.

Gustavo Ciríaco

Gustavo Ciríaco (Rio de Janeiro/BR) is a Brazilian choreographer and time-based artist, whose work moves between the performing arts and the visual arts, performance, architecture, anthropology and landscape art. His works have been seen at festivals such as Crossing the Line/New York; Casa Encendida/Madrid; Serralves Museum/Porto; Mercat de Flors/Barcelona; Paris Quartier d´Été; Ferme de Buisson/Paris; Al-Mammal Foundation/Jerusalem; Frankfurt Schauspiel/Frankfurt; Walk & Talk Arts Festival/Ponta Delgada; London Festival; Battersea Arts Centre; Laban Centre/London; Alkantara, TNDM II; Culturgest; Fundação Gulbenkian, Teatro Maria Matos/Lisbon; Tokyo Wonder Site/Tokyo; Taipei Digital Art Center/Taipei; Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Tanz im August/Berlin; Panorama, Centro Cultural do Brasil, Rio Cena Contemporânea, Atos de Fala/Rio de Janeiro; FADJR/Tehran; SESC São Paulo; Itaú Cultural/São Paulo; LIverpool Biennial/Liverpool; NAVE/Santiago, San Art/Saigon, FIDCU/Montevideo; Salon 44/Pereira; Fabric/Fall River.

Tags: , , ,


SESC Bom Retiro. May 4 & 5. São Paulo, Brazil. 


Festival Pliegues y Despliegues. September 22. Bogotá, Colombia.

BIENALSUR. August 19 & 20, 2023. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Museu de Serralves In the frame of Festival Dias de Dança – DDD / Teatro Rivoli. April 24th, 2022. Porto, Portugal.

NAVE. December 16th e 17th, 2021. Santiago, Chile.

Festival Temps d´Images. PREMIÈRE. Galeria Avenida da Índia, Oct. 23rd & 24th, 2021. Lisbon, Portugal.



Fábrica de Ideias/23 Milhas. Residency. April 6-17. Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal.

ZDB/Novo Negócio. Residency. March 1-20, 2021. Lisbon, Portugal.

Conception and artistic direction Gustavo Ciríaco (Br)

Guest artist Luciana Lara (Br)

Performers – Portugal Alina Folini (Ar), Bibi Dória (Br), Filipe Caldeira (Pt), Gonçalo Lopes (Pt), Sara Zita Correia (Pt) and Tiago Barbosa (Pt)

Performers – Chile Belén Alfaro (Cl), Paz Marin (Cl), Francisco Bagnara (Cl), Gustavo Ciríaco (Br), Luche Moreno (Cl), Trude Flem (Cl) y Joaquín Catalán (Cl)

Performers – Buenos Aires Barbara Hang, Eugénia Estevez, Gonzalo Lago, Joaquín Catalan, Lucía Nacht and Pablo Castronovo

Set design Gonçalo Lopes (Pt)

Costumes Sara Zita Correia (Pt)

Photos Aline Belfort, Daniel Delhaye, Felipe Pardo, Filipe Sardinha and Mila Ercoli

Administration and financial management Missanga Antunes (Pt) |Névoa-Nada

Production direction Sinara Suzin (Br)

Coproduction  Fundição Progresso (Rio de Janeiro/Br), NAVE (Santiago/Cl), Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea

Institutional support THIRD – Dance and Theatre Academy – Amsterdam University of the Arts

Residence support  Devir/CAPA (Faro/Pt), Pico do refúgio (Rabo de Peixe/Pt), Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas (Ribeira Grande/Pt), 23 Milhas (Ílhavo/Pt), Galeria ZDB & Novo Negócio (Lisbon/Pt), NAVE (Santiago/Cl)

Support República Portuguesa – Cultura | DgARTES – Direção-Geral das Artes

Covered by Sky counts with the support to Co-produção de Espetáculo 2020-2021/IBERESCENA

Photos Aline Belfort, Daniel Delhaye, Filipe Pardo, Filipe Sardinha,  Mila Ercoli