Marco da Silva FerreiraBROTHER

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Why do we dance together? From ancestral patterns to street dance, Marco da Silva Ferreira explores the roots of togetherness through movements. An explosion of colours and energy, BROTHER is choreographed by a constant mimicry between the performers that generate group movements and behaviours. Will you manage to remain seated?

Artistic direction and choreography Marco da Silva Ferreira
Artistic direction assistance Mara Andrade
Performers (creation process) Anaísa Lopes, Cristina Planas Leitão, Duarte Valadares, Filipe Caldeira, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Max Makowski, Vitor Fontes
Technical direction and light design Wilma Moutinho
Music (live act) Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins
Executive production Célia Machado
Production Pensamento Avulso, associação de artes performativas
Coproduction São Luiz Teatro Municipal (PT); Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT); Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape / Direction Yuval Pick (FR)
Residencies Centro Cultural Vila Flor, O Espaço do Tempo, Quinta do Rio
Support República Portuguesa - Cultura I DGArtes – Direção-Geral das Artes and aerowaves – dance across europeu (Marco da Silva Ferreira is an Aerowaves Twenty18 Artist)

Age classification: +16

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Born in Santa Maria da Feira, Marco began his dance career in 2004. Since then he has worked with: Companhia de Dança do Norte; with Companhia Tok'art in Made in time in 2011 and You never know how things are going to come together in 2012; and with Companhia Instável in Fuga sem fim in 2011.

In 2012, Marco performed in Hofesh Shechter's project Shelters; Elisabeth Lambeck's EXIT 211-A; Sylvia Rijmer's Anatomization at CCB boxnova, and Victor Hugo Pontes' projects Rendez-vous and A strange land. He won Eurobattle 2009 in the "New Style" category and also won the TV show So you think you can dance - Portugal.

As a choreographer, he premiered his first solo Nevoeiro 21 in Palcos Instáveis at Campo Alegre theatre in 2012. It has also been presented in the Solos Festival (Lisboa, Évora and Torres Vedras), as well as in maisImaginarius 2012.

In May 2013 Marco premiered the award winning piece of maisImaginarius 2013 Réplica...éplica...éplica, a site-specific solo dance work. In June, Marco created Ailha with Victor Hugo Pontes, during a dance residency provided by 37.25-Núcleo de artes performativas and Walk&talk Azores festival. Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault, a co-creation with Mara Andrade, was presented in Palcos Instáveis in October 2013 and in GUIdance 2014.

In 2014, Land(e)scape, a multi-disciplinary collaboration with a visual artist and sound installation was presented in Imaginarius and he premiered Hu(r)mano, which has been selected to represent Portuguese Young artists 2015 and selected as an Aerowaves Twenty15 performance.

He was the choreographic assistant for the play Hamlet (2014) by Mala Voadora and in Veraneantes (2017) by Nuno Cardoso; was also artistic assistant of Victor Hugo Bridges in the creations Se alguma vez precisares da minha vida, vem e toma-a and Carnaval (both in 2016).

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