Piece for 6 dancers


Marco da Silva Ferreira

Creation 2019 / Belgian premiere

Direction artistique et chorégraphie : Marco da Silva Ferreira

Interprètes : Anaísa Lopes, André Cabral, Duarte Valadares, Eríca Santos, Leonor Ramos, Marco da Silva Ferreira

Assistant artistique : Pietro Romani
Direction technique et création lumière : Wilma Moutinho

Création son : Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins

Direction musicale : Marco da Silva Ferreira
, Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins

Scénographie : Fernando Ribeiro
Costumes : João Rôla

Production : Pensamento Avulso – Associação de Artes Performativas
Chargée de production : Joana Costa Santos
Coproduction : Charleroi danse, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris, São Luiz Teatro Municipal
Résidences : Charleroi danse, Teatro Municipal do Porto, O Espaço do Tempo, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, La Place de la Danse – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National Toulouse – Occitane
Soutien : Direção Geral das Artes

Création le 11 janvier 2019 au Teatro Municipal do Porto

Cette représentation s’inscrit dans Brussels, dance !

From the apparent calmness comes a revolution, from the beast comes a caress.
João Fiadeiro, Vera Mantero, Paulo Ribeiro, Clara Andermatt and Francisco Camacho among others paved the way for contemporary dance in Portugal. Now a new generation is here. In 2015 with Hu(r)mano, a mix of urban and contemporary dance, Marco da Silva Ferreira was nominated as Portugal’s best young creator. Now artist in residence at the Théâtre de Porto, run by choreographer Tiago Guedes, in BISON, he questions the inner and sensitive “me” of each.
These figures are rugged emotional cyborgs, incapable of simply existing.
 Their touch is sensitive, their sense of smell is clear, their sight is eagle-eyed. 
We all cry and fear, we all desire and love and try to fit in, shielded by isolating armours, but we end up trapped in a box that defines us. What sensitivity do I devise today? What is the extent of intimacy? What do I intend to show if I hardly know myself?
BISON is a ring of hysteria and melancholy where life is a waltz and dance is there for the taking — and it takes everyone to tango. A persistent pulse sets the pace beneath the echoes of melodies from what is hidden within us. Gender is faded, making room for a gritty, vulnerable and beautiful existence.

Fri. 15.03.2019
Brussels - La Raffinerie