After the arresting Hu(r)mano, Da Silva Ferreira continues to explore genealogy in BROTHER, looking for affinities and similarities that are passed through the generations. For this piece, the Portuguese choreographer drew inspiration from ethnic-dance videos before his company helped sculpt the movement. The piece – from animalistic solo to mass effects that join and disjoin bodies – takes the audience into the field of physical memory, in a dialogue with the live music of Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins.
Source: Dance Biennial 2018
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
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Choreography : Marco da Silva Ferreira
Interpretation : Anaísa Lopes, Cristina Planas Leitão, Duarte Valadares, Filipe Caldeira, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Max Makowski, Vitor Fontes
Live music : Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins
Lights : Wilma Moutinho
Costumes : Marco da Silva Ferreira
Other collaborations : Mara Andrade (Collaboration théâtre)
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Théâtre Municipal de Porto, soutien de O Camões – Centre culturel portugais
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse, Biennale de la danse 2018