DANCE — Why do we dance together?
Brother is a creation for seven performers and establishes a complementarity relation with his previous work; Hu(r)mano. Both performances focus on the dance that exists in a group context. However, they detach form each other in their temporal references and composition process.
In Brother Marco da Silva Ferreira looks for a common ancestrality and researches affinity and similarity points which survived generational transfer and are still reminiscent in the body and in contemporary dance.
From ancestral patterns to street dance, Marco da Silva Ferreira explores the roots of togetherness through movements. An explosion of colours and energy. Brother is choreographed by a constant mimicry between the performers that generate group movements and behaviours. Non-verbal vocabulary appears and over time it becomes regenerated and transformed by the individual commitment or onlooker manifestations. At the macroscale it is a thought about heritage, memory, codes, learning and transmission processes.
Brother is also "brother": an attempt of a common pump, a feeling of belonging and affection, an echo of an outside force, and indeed an assumed fragility because of the finitude and statement of loss. An overnight stay for this place, which is done by doing.
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Artistic direction and choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira
Artistic direction assistance: Mara Andrade
Performers: Anaísa Lopes, André Cabral, Cristina Planas Leitão, Duarte Valadares, Filipe Caldeira, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Max Makowski
Technical direction and light design: Wilma Moutinho
Music (live act): Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins
Executive production: Joana Costa Santos
Production: Pensamento Avulso, associação de artes performativas
Coproduction: São Luiz Teatro Municipal (PT); Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT); Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape / Direction Yuval Pick (FR)
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)