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Hu(r)mano

Hu(r)mano

Hu(r)mano

An active player on the burgeoning Portuguese dance scene, Marco da Silva Ferreira worked with artists such as André Mesquita, Hofesh Schechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes and Hugo Pontes, before launching into choreography himself. Hu(r)mano, his sixth piece, has earned him a nomination for Best Young Portuguese Artist of 2015. Inspired by an urban dance vocabulary, he plays with the tension between the "human me" and the "urban we." Four bodies come together — strong and confident in their intrinsic individuality. But ever building posturing and looks gradually morph into a collective relationship of surprising beauty. Oscillating between alienation and connection, the foursome unpretentiously yields to various stages of transformation.


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Da Silva Ferreira, Marco

Born in Santa Maria da Feira, Marco began his dance career in 2004. Since then he has worked with: Companhia de Dança do Norte;  Companhia Tok'art in “Made in time” (Jan’2011) and “You never know how things are going to come together” (Feb,2012) choreographed by André Mesquita; In 2012 Marco performed Elisabeth Lambeck solo “EXIT 211-A,  Sylvia Rijmer solo “Anatomization” and Hofesh Shechter piece “Shelters” to Companhia Instável. Marco has been dancing in Victor Hugo Pontes projects “ Fuga sem fim” to Companhia Instável, “Rendez- vous”(2011) , “A strange land”(2012), “Zoo” (2013), “Fall” (2014) and "Se Alguma Vez precisares da minha vida, vem e toma-o" (2016). In 2014 Tiago Guedes performed “Hoje” and in 2015 danced Paulo Ribeiro solo “Modo de utilização”. As a choreographer, Marco premiered his first solo “Nevoeiro 21” in Palcos Instáveis at Campo Alegre Theatre (2012). In May 2013 Marco premiered the award piece of maisImaginarius “Réplica...éplica...éplica”, a site-specific solo dance. In June, Marco created “A ilha” with Victor Hugo Pontes provided by 37.25-Núcleo de artes performativas and Walk&talk Azores festival. “Por minha culpa, minha tão grande culpa” (2013), a co-creation with Mara Andrade, premiered in Palcos Instáveis and in 2014 created “Land(e)scape”, a multi-disciplinary collaboration with a visual artist and sound installation to Imaginarius festival. “HU(R)MANO” premiered in 2014 and still touring.  In 2015 invited by ESTUFA created “b r u t o” a dance piece for non-professional dancers which is been reperformed to another groups in workshop context. “brother” is Marco’s last creation and will premiere in March 2017 in Teatro São Luiz, Lisbon.


Source: The association Pensamento Avulso 's website

More information: pensamento-avulso.jimdo.com

Hu(r)mano

Artistic direction / Conception : Marco da Silva Ferreira

Artistic direction assistance / Conception : Mara Andrade

Choreography : Marco da Silva Ferreira

Interpretation : Anaisa Lopez, André Cabral, Marco da Silva Ferreira et Victor Fontes

Original music : Rui Lima et Sergio Martins

Lights : Wilma Moutinho

Technical direction : Wilma Moutinho

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Marco da Silva Ferreira et Joana Ferreira, Pensamento avulso, association d’arts performatifs // En partenariat avec Jazzy Dance Studio, Feira Viva, O espaço do tempo ; Teatro Virgina Financements ; Gouvernement du Portugal / Secrétariat d'Etat à la Culture / Direction générale des Arts ; le festival Materiais Diversos et le Théâtre municipal de Campo Alegre

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