Marco da Silva Ferreira

BISON

Show

João Fiadeiro, Vera Mantero, Paulo Ribeiro, Clara Andermatt and Francisco Camacho among others paved the way for contemporary dance in Portugal. Now a new generation is here. In 2015 with Hu(r)mano, a mix of urban and contemporary dance, Marco da Silva Ferreira was nominated as Portugal’s best young creator. Now artist in residence at the Théâtre de Porto, run by choreographer Tiago Guedes, in BISON, he questions stereotypes of masculinity, confronting them with some of the signs of queer culture. Between splendour and intimacy, what relationships are being played out? It is certainly more about dancing this question than explaining it, or rather explaining it like a living installation with a quartet of performers in face-to-face pairs, male-male and female-female. A round of observations and frictions in a kind of octagonal ring, inspired by the open stages of b-boying battles.

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

Production: Pensamento Avulso – Associação de Artes Performativas, Production manager: Joana Costa Santos, Co-production: Charleroi danse, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Residencies: 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 – Occitane.

Created the 11thof January 2019 at Teatro Municipal do Porto.