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March, 9 and 10
  • Season


  • Rate

    25 €



  • Schedule

    20 h

  • Room

The carcass is crossed by a thermal wave that goes from icy silver to magmatic gold.

In Carcaça, Marco da Silva Ferreira uses dance as a tool to research about community, construction of collective identity, memory and cultural crystallization. The choreography, which initially starts with jumping footwork as an agitator
and accelerator, progressively draws a vibrant, rebellious and carnivalesque body.

A cast of 10 performers form a collective that researches their collective identity in a physical, intuitive and unpretentious flow of the body, dance and cultural construction. They start from familiar footwork, coming from clubbing, ball’s, cypher
battles and the studio to approach standardized and immutable folk dances related to their memory/ heritage. These dances from the past crystallized and were not able to integrate new definitions of bodies, groups and communities that were considered minor. It was necessary to break with the authoritarian, totalitarian and paternalistic past. In Carcaça, an exercise that integrates the past and the present is proposed.

Marco da Silva Ferreira was born in 1986 from Santa Maria da Feira and graduated in physiotherapy by Instituto Piaget, Gaia (2010), career who has never exercised but who focuses his studies on Health Sciences. The body practice began in 1996 through sport, specifically high-performance swimming. In 2002, he abandoned it to give way to body practices in performing arts. His path was selftaught through dance styles that flowed in an urban context with afro-descendant influences. Between 2002 and 2010 the focus and lexicons of dance became increasingly diverse and closer to contemporary improvisation tools and composition. In 2010, he won the TV contest So You Think You Can Dance- Portugal. Professional performer since 2008, have been dancing to André Mesquita, hofesh Shechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Paulo Ribeiro among other. The highlight in Marco’s career are HU(R)MANO (2013) which was in the Aerowaves Priority Companies (2015) and was performed in national and international circuit until 2018.

Artistic direction and choreography Marco da Silva Ferreira / With André Garcia, Fábio Krayze, Leo Ramos, Marc Oliveras Casas, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Maria Antunes, Max Makowski, Mélanie Ferreira, Nelson Teunis, Nala Revlon / Artistic assistance Catarina Miranda
Production structure Pensamento Avulso / Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural de Belém, Big Pulse Dance Alliance, co-produced by New Baltic Dance (Lt), Julidans (Nl), Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (De), Dublin Dance Festival (Ir) and ONE Dance Week (Bg), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, La briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Maison des arts de Créteil, KLAP- Maison pour la danse, CCN-Ballet National de Marseille, Charleroi danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, December Dance (Concertgebouw and Cultuurcentrum Brugge), La rose des vents – scène nationale Lille Métropole – Villeneuve d’Ascq, TANDEM Scène Nationale Arras-Douai / Support República Portuguesa – Cultura, DGARTES – Direção Geral das Artes / Other partners Big Pulse Dance Alliance Dance Umbrella (UK), Torinodanza (IT), Zodiak – Center for New Dance (FI), Sismògraf Dance Festival (ES) International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (CZ), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (NO), Danscentrum Sverige (SE) / Artistic residencies A Oficina, Ballet National de Marseille, Escola Superior de Dança, O Espaço do Tempo, Teatro Municipal do Porto / Diffusion ART HAPPENS

This show is part of the Dansa Metropolitana festival, that is held from March 9 to 26 in 23 municipalities of the Metropolitan Area. More information at www.dansametropolitana.cat