Festival DDD: Marco da Silva Ferreira - Brother
What are we looking for together through dance? A performance on common ancestry and the generations remaining in our bodies and surviving the passage of time.
Brother is a creation of seven performers that complements a previous work, Hu(r)mano. Both focus on dance in a group context, but they diverge as far as time references and composition processes are concerned. Brother is made up of constant mimicry between the performers, which generates movement, behaviours and patterns. Non-verbal vocabulary arises, and over time it regenerates and changes through individual compromise or unlocking. Movable bridges between now and faraway emerge and fade away. On a macro-scale, it is a reflection on heritage, memory, codes, and learning and transmission processes. Brother is also a bother. A shot at a common pulse, a feeling of belonging and affection, an echo of outside forces, and at the bottom of an acknowledged frailty that stems from recognising loss and finitude. Staying overnight in this place that is done by doing.
Tickets: € 7.50
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Marco da Silva Ferreira
He has a degree in physiotherapy, and has been a professional performer since 2008, having worked with choreographers such as André Mesquita, Hofesh Shechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes and Paulo Ribeiro, among others. He made his debut as a choreographer in 2012 with Nevoeiro 21 (Fog 21), and since then, he has presented several performances. He received the Young Portuguese Creator 2015 Award for Hu(r)mano (2014), which made him known at home and abroad. Brother (2017) is his most recent work. He has also worked as assistant choreographer in theatre productions and as artistic assistant to Victor Hugo Pontes.
A special free shuttle service will be available. The bus will depart from Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli to Auditório Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia at 21:20. Return from Auditório Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia to Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli at 23:10. Please do not forget to bring your IETM badge.
This venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users.