Marco da Silva Ferreira
Friday 21, April 2023
Teatre Principal
Des de: 10€

In Carcaça, Marco da Silva Ferreira uses dance as a tool to research about community, construction of collective identity, memory and cultural crystallization. The choreography, which initially starts with jumping footwork as an agitator and accelerator, progressively draws a vibrant, rebellious and carnivalesque body.

A cast of 10 performers form a collective that researches their collective identity in a physical, intuitive and unpretentious flow of the body, dance and cultural construction. They start from familiar footwork, coming from clubbing, ball’s, cypher battles and the studio to approach standardized and immutable folk dances related to their memory/heritage.


Professional performer since 2008, have been dancing to André Mesquita, Hofesh Shechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Paulo Ribeiro among other. The highlight in Marco’s carrer are Hu(r)mano (2013), Brother (2016), Bisonte (2019), SIRI (2021), Førm Inførms (2022), Fantasie Minor (2022) and Carcaça (2022). Between 2018/2019 Marco was associated artist in Teatro Municipal do Porto and in 2019/ 2020/ 2021 in Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen in Normandie.

Artistic Team

Choreography and artistic direction: Marco da Silva Ferreira.

Artistic assistant: Catarina Miranda.

Performers: André Speedy, Fábio Krayze, Leo Ramos, Marc Oliveras Casas, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Maria Antunes, Max Makowski, Mélanie Ferreira, Nelson Teunis, Nala Revlon Música João Pais Filipe (percussionist) and Luís Pestana (electronic music).

Technical and sound direction: João Monteiro.

Illumination design: Cárin Geada.

Lighting operator:  Cláudia Valente.

Costume: Aleksandar Protic.

Scenography: Emanuel Santos.

Anthropological study: Teresa Fradique.

Portuguese folklore: Joana Lopes.

Production direction: Mafalda Bastos.

Executive production: Mafalda Bastos y Joana Costa Santos.

Producción structure: P.ulso Difusió Art Happens.


Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, CC de Belém, Big Pulse Dance Alliance, Coproduït per New Baltic, Julidans, Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Dublin Dance Festival and ONE Dance Week with the support of Creative Europe, Center Chorégraphique National de Caen in Normandy, La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Maison des arts de Créteil, KLAP- Maison pour la danse, CCN-Ballet National de Marseille, Charleroi Danse, Center Chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, December Dance (CC Brugge) , La Rose des Vents – Scène Nationale Lille, Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq, TANDEM Scène nationale Arras-Douai.


With the support of the Portuguese Republic – Culture, DGARTES – General Directorate of the Arts.

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