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Salão Pavão — Marco da Silva Ferreira

April 12 - April 17

Salão Pavão. Marco da Silva Ferreira.

Salão Pavão — Marco da Silva Ferreira

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The dance floor is the meeting point of dancers-performers-birds that rapidly transform it into an observatory and showcase. The music sets the pace and installs a sensual-erotic atmosphere, nocturnal and of non-verbal communication. They seek a dance of bodies-that-are-hymens and of eyes-that-are-hands. The velocity of the movements creates an ephemeral vertigo to this encounter, while suspending the dynamics that slow down and seem to go on forever. An attempt to bring closer the performativity of ballroom dancing to the dynamics in Clubbing.


About Marco da Silva Ferreira

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 self-taught 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. BROTHER (2016) consolidated an authorial discourse in a line of reflection on dance and its meaning today, creating connections with its origins and drawing a line made from the contemporary body. It premiered at Teatro Municipal do Porto-Rivoli and has toured extensively internationally and nationally, having also participated in Aerowaves Priority Companies, 2018. Bisonte (2019) is a performative identity that floats in an artificiality between hysterism and melancholy, playing with gender masks, power and fragility. SIRI (2021) is a collaborative work with the portuguese filmaker Jorge Jácome part of the Foundation d’entreprise Hérmes – New Setting Program. A Sci-fi Dance Piece were light robots and humans are dancing together.

In 2022 it is planed the premier of førm Inførms with the South African Company Via Katlehong in Julidans festival; a duet titled Fantasie Minor with CND de Caen, and by the end of the year C A R C A Ç A that is part of Big Pulse Dance Alliance Between 2018/2019 Marco was associated artist in Teatro Municipal do Porto and in 2019/ 2020/ 2021 became associated artista in Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen in Normandie.


April 12
April 17
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