Marco da Silva Ferreira

Bison
Dance

 This show is presented as part of the MOI of dance

What awareness are we building today? What is the underlying nature of our relationships? Marco da Silva Ferreira asks the sensitive question of gender through a striking choreography on the border of contemporary dance and hip-hop. Bison [n1] embodies a futuristic urban dance where hyper masculinity and the queer and feminist worlds live together. Six dancers try to exist through dance while deconstructing it, breaking the rules and usual dynamics of the male-female relationship. The bodies move with frenetic energy to powerfull, electrifying sound rhythms. Marco da Silva Ferreira is searching for a specific, hybrid and evolving language. Receptive to the inexhaustible source comprised by the dancers’ varied backgrounds, he coaxes the bodies to give up their deepest secrets.

 

 

Artistic direction and choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira
Performers: Anaísa Lopes, André Cabral, Duarte Valadares, Eríca Santos, Leonor Ramos, Marco da Silva Ferreira
Scenography: Fernando Ribeiro
direction and light management: Wilma Moutinho
Music: Marco da Silva Ferreira, Rui Lima et Sérgio Martins
Artistic assistance: Pietro Romani
Costumes : João Rôla

Executive production: Joana Costa Santos
Coproduction : Charleroi danse, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris, São Luiz Teatro Municipal
Residences : Charleroi danse, Teatro Municipal do Porto, O Espaço do Tempo, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, La Place de la Danse – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National Toulouse Occitanie
Support : Direção Geral das Artes