Marco da Silva Ferreira (Portugal) – CARCAÇA



Duration: 90 min.

Marco da Silva Ferreira, who visited the festival last year with BISONTE, will present his work CARCAÇA. 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, including Marco da Silva Ferreira himself, form a collective that researches their collective identity in a physical, intuitive and unpretentious flow of the body, dance and cultural construction.

The steps, complex but made with simple sneakers, will bring not only the sound to the stage, but also the exchanges between kinetic, thermal and light energy. The physical sounds are accompanied by drums played by João Pais Filipe and electronic music by Luis Pestana. These elements, performed live, constitute an accelerated soundtrack that interconnects references from traditional music (for example, fanfares and marches), postmodern music and clubbing music (Techno trance/dub).

In 2020 the creation of CORPOS DE BAILE for Companhia Nacional de Bailado was the beginning of this research on collective, identity and footwork, which inspired the creation of CARCAÇA.

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira

Artistic Assistance: Catarina Miranda

Performers: André Garcia, Fábio Krayze, Leo Ramos, Marc Oliveras Casas, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Maria Antunes, Max Makowski, Mélanie Ferreira, Nelson Teunis, Nala Revlon

Light Design: Cárin Geada

Sound and Technical Direction: João Monteiro

Music: João Pais Filipe (percussionist) Luís Pestana (eletronic musician)

Costumes: Aleksandra Protic

Scenography: Emanuel Santos

Antropological Studies: Teresa Fradique

Folklore Dances: Joana Lopes

Production Direction: Mafalda Bastos

Production: Joana Costa Santos, Mafalda Bastos

Production Structure: Pensamento Avulso

Diffusion: ART HAPPENS

Co-production: Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural de Belém, Big Pulse Dance Alliance, co- produced by New Baltic Dance (Lithuania), Julidans (The Netherlands), Tanzim August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland) and ONE Dance Week (Bulgaria), 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.

Artistic residencies: A Oficina, Ballet National de Marseille, Escola Superior de Dança, O Espaço do Tempo, Teatro Municipal do Porto.

Premiere: 21-22 October 2022 at Teatro Municipal do Porto, Portugal.

Photos: José Caldeira, Mercat des Flors.



May 10 2024


19:00 - 20:30


Lithuanian National Drama Theater, New Stage