BROTHER *
Marco da Silva Ferreira

 
photo: José Caldeira / TMP
 
brother is a creation for 7 performers 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 temporal references and composition process.
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 mimicry between the performers that are the generators of movement, behaviors and patterns. 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 a macroscale it is a thought about heritage, memory, codes, learning and transmission processes.
brother is also a “bother”. An attempt to a common pulsing, 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 on this place which is done by doing.
 
artistic direction and choreography Marco da Silva Ferreira artistic direction assistance Mara Andrade
performance 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
 
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