Athens & Epidaurus festival
Pireos 260 (H), Piraeus Str, 177 78



Marco da Silva Ferreira

Why do we dance together? The rising Portuguese choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira explores the roots of collective dancing, movement as togetherness, from ancient traditions to street dance, seeking those common features which are passed down from one generation to the next and are still present in contemporary dance.

29 June, 2019 to 30 June, 2019

Brother is a dance about the human as ‘social animal’ feeling the urgency to share things; a performance reviving the very first human community in the heart of a contemporary urban landscape. The union gives birth to rivalry, bonds of brotherhood and pleasure-hunting, combining Krump with African influences. The seven dancers’ movements, akin to a ritual, become an explosion of contagious energy, a constant game of mimicry. They merge into an ensemble through a constantly fragile alchemical process. They are transformed into moving bridges between the present and the remote past. Ferreira, a dance and choreographer with an unorthodox career, was originally active in street dance, became famous when he won his country’s edition of the talent show So you think you can dance and went on to collaborate with big names, such as Hofesh Shechter. Brother (2017) and his previous work, Hu(r)mano (2015), put Ferreira on the map of international dance through their selection by the Aerowaves network.

29 June / Post-performance talk with the choreographer

Artistic direction - Choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira
Assistant to the artistic director: Mara Andrade
Performers: Anaísa Lopes, André Cabral, Cristina Planas Leitão, Duarte Valadares, Filipe Caldeira, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Max Makowski
Lighting design – Technical direction: Wilma Moutinho
Live music: Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins
Light technician: Cláudia Valente
Sound technician: João Monteiro 
Communication: Bryan Morgado
Executive producer: Joana Costa Santos
Production: Pensamento Avulso, associação de artes performativas
Co-production: São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Portugal), Teatro Municipal do Porto (Portugal), Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape / Direction Yuval Pick (France)
Residencies: Centro Cultural Vila Flor, O Espaço do Tempo, Quinta do Rio
Support: República Portuguesa - Cultura I DGArtes – Direção-Geral das Artes and aerowaves – dance across europeu
Marco da Silva Ferreira is an Aerowaves Twenty18 Artist

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