"In an entirely sane society, madness is the only form of freedom.” J.G.Ballard
"You do not want to miss Alias Dance Company. It makes you want to go to work, the next day, wearing a looser tie, just to breathe.” L'Orient le jour, Lebanon
1994 – En manque
1995 – Moving a perhaps
1996 – Contrecoup
1998 – On ne peut pas toujours être en apnée
1999 – Le spectacle du temps 31.12.1999
2000 – De beaux restes
2000 – Mr. Winter
2001 – L’odeur du voisin
2003 – Le poids des éponges
2003 – Escucha mi cantar
2004 – Vaguement derrière
2005 – 0.5‰
2005 – I want to go home
2006 – Frankenstein !
2007 – Approcher la poussière
2008 – L’Ange du foyer
2009 – O avesso do avesso
2009 – Camelô
2010 – All included
2010 – Don’t stay in the middle of the road
2010 – Romeo et Juliette (avec le Ballet Junior)
2011 – Les Cabots
From 1994 to the present, the adventure of Alias is that of a Genevan company who was able to reach, since its first production, an audience that has remained faithful for a more than twenty year stretch of surprising research in style, incredible choreographic discoveries and an extremely rich imagination for set design.
Guilherme Botelho’s company deals with the major themes in the human condition; his shows seem to probe the human soul in depth: desperate quest for love in his first creation, En manque (Abstinence); household violence, masks and appearances in Contrecoup (Repercussions); genetic manipulations in Frankenstein!, Approcher la poussière (Bring forth the dust) hinges on the principle of reiteration, and Botelho made a lasting impression on the general public with his creation, on December 31st 1999, on the immense Plainpalais square in Geneva, of Le Spectacle du temps (The Spectacle of Time), which marked the passing of the millennium.
The notion of destiny is present throughout his work by way of accidents or props falling from heaven: water, paper, snow, patches of plaster…The stage sets of his previous shows were often impressive and left indelible images in the minds of the spectators: for example the room filling up with water in Moving a perhaps, the immense, motionless wave in Vaguement derrière (Vaguely behind), a show that was incorporated in the repertoire of the Tanztheater Ballet Bielefeld in 2010, or the snow covering the entire stage in O avesso do avesso.