April, 18th



Heretics, presented by CIE. AYELEN PAROLIN

Heretics invites us into a modern ritual for two dancers, with live piano as a third partner. Everything about the piece is based on triangles. From a simple beginning, the mechanical, geometric gestures become enthralling to watch. The rhythm drives the dancers on as they push the limits of their memories and physical endurance. Heretics sparks thoughts about our relentless pursuit of efficiency and profitability in this obsessive, but also meditative trio.

Ayelen Parolin (1976) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She studied at the National School of Dance and the San Martin Theatre in Buenos Aires. In Europe she followed the e.x.e.r.c.e formation in Montpellier. As a performer she worked for Mathilde Monnier, Mossoux-Bonte, François Peyret, Mauro Paccagnella, Louise Vanneste, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Anne Lopez, and Riina Saastamoinen.

She has created and shown her work in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Estonia, and Argentina. She was a laureate of Pépinières Européennes for Young Artists Programme XXL.

She created a solo called 25.06.76, in which she explores her autobiography. With Troupeau/Rebaño she confronts the animal that lies dormant in each of us, and with the piece SMS and Love she questions femininity and its group dynamics. In her work DAVID she contemplates the male figure. This piece is also an exploration of senses and a deconstruction of clichés from a canonical model, a motif as well, and the symbol of manhood: the David of Michelangelo. For her latest work, Heretics, Ayelen Parolin collaborates with composer Lea for the first time. Lea performs a piano piece live during the performance. Heretics is an obsessional triad involving endurance, repetition, and variations on the triangle as a leitmotiv.

Concept & choreography Ayelen Parolin
Performers Marc Iglesias & Gilles Fumba
Musical composition Lea
Dramaturgy Olivier Hespel
Lighting design Colin Legras
Production RUDA asbl

Coproduction Charleroi Danses, Les Brigittines, Théâtre Marni
With the support of the Ministère de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la Danse, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, La Briqueterie, WBT/D, SACD, WBI.
Ayelen Parolin is accompanied by Grand Studio.


Using urban dance as its main movement style, Hu(r)mano creates a world of ever-shifting relationships between its four dancers. There is a tension between the ‘human me’ and ‘urban we’: an echo of urban reality brought to life in the performance. The dancers’ fluent popping exposes beauty, awkwardness, connection and alienation. Expressive depths are opened up in an otherwise abstract and bare world and we connect with the individual characters and moods of the dancers.

Born in Santa Maria da Feira, Marco began his dance career in 2004. Since then he has worked with: Companhia de Dança do Norte, choreographed by Pedro Pires; with Companhia Tok’art in Made in time in 2011 and You never know how things are going to come together in 2012, choreographed by André Mesquita; and with Companhia Instável in Fuga sem fim in 2011 choreographed by Victor Hugo Pontes. In 2012, Marco performed in  Hofesh Shechter’s project Shelters; Elisabeth Lambeck’s piece EXIT 211-A; Sylvia Rijmer’s piece Anatomization at CCB boxnova, and also 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.

Artistic direction and choreography Marco da Silva Ferreira
Assistant Director Mara Andrade
Performers Anaísa Lopes, André Cabral, Marco da Silva Ferreira e Vítor Fontes
Technical director and lighting designer Wilma Moutinho
Musicians Rui Lima e Sérgio Martins
Executive production Marco da Silva Ferreira  and Joana Ferreira
Production Pensamento avulso, associação de artes performativas

Partners Jazzy Dance Studio; Feira Viva; o espaço do tempo e Teatro Virgínia

Supported by Governo de Portugal; Secretário de Estado da Cultura; DGArtesDireção Geral, Materiais Diversos and Teatro Municipal Rivoli- Campo Alegre.

We have reserved seats for people who use wheelchairs. Please, contact us at publics@mercatflors.cat so we can guarantee good care



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Season: 2014-2015

April, 18th


Sala OM


Running time: 90'


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