Marco da Silva Ferreira

22 OUT 2016 19:30

brother is a creation for 6 performes which establishes a complementarity relation with the previous work HU(R)MANO.  On both,  the focus is the dance that exists in a group context, however, they detach from each other in the temporal references and composition process. Whereas in Hu(r)mano, the urban contemporary dance, is abstracted and formalized, in brother I look for a common ancestrality and I research for affinity and similarity points which survived through generational transfer and are still reminiscent in the bodies and in the nowadays dance.

What do we look for together through dance?

Brother is choreographed by a constant mimecry between the performers that are the generators of movement, behaviors and patherns. Non-verbal vocabulary appears and over time, it becomes regenerated and transformed by the individual commitment or unlocker manifestations.

Movable bridges emerge and fade away between the now and the faraway. 

At the macroscale it is a thought about heritage, memory, codes, learning and transmission processes.

Brother is also a "bother". An attempt of a common pump, a feeling of belonging and affection, an eco of an outside force, and indeed an assumed fragility by the finitude and loss statement. An overnight stay for this place which it is done by doing.


Artistic direction e Choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira

Artistic Assistance Mara Andrade

Performers Anaísa Lopes, Cristina Planas Leitão,  Duarte Valadares, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Vítor Fontes, Filipe Cáco, (Teresa Silva, Elisabeth Lambeck)

Technical Direction and Light Design Wilma Moutinho

Muusicians Rui Lima e Sérgio Martins

Executive Producer  Célia Machado

Production Pensamento avulso, associação de artes performativas

Partners (residencies) Centro cultural Vila Flor, O Espaço do Tempo, Quinta do Rio

Coproduction Teatro Municipa São Luiz! PT); Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT); Les Subsistance- Laboratoire International de creation artistique (FR) Centre Choéographique Nationa de Rillieux-la-Pape!(FR)