Meant to be a speculative laboratory, SIRI explores several binomials (material and immaterial, stability and speed, physical and psychological, challenge and fear, human and technological ) in a choreographic approach between what is real and what haunts us.
The stage appears as an archaeological field that guards different techniques, usages and ways of expressing the bodies, the objects and the movements produced amongst them. In it, the choreography is presented as an investigation about memory, at the same time achaelogical and alive, of the human body and its representations throught tecjnology.
SIRI extends the collaboration between the choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira and the film director Jorge Jácome, after working together in the show ÍRIS, expressed as a look on temporality, from the image, visual construction and speech about memory.
Marco da Silva Ferreira has an academic degree in physical therapy but has been a dance performer since 2008. He has worked with choreographers like André Mesquita, Hofesh Shechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Paulo Ribeiro, among others. He began in 2012 with Nevoeiro 21 as a choreographer and has, since then, presented several shows and his show Hu(r)mano (2015) received the award Jovem Criador Português 2015. In 2017, he premiered his performance Brother during the 85th anniversary of Teatro Rivoli. He was an associated artist of Porto’s Municipal Theatre for the seasons 17/18 and 18/19. In 2019, his performance Bisonte also premiered.
He is currently Associated Artist of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen in Normandie.
Artistic Direction Jorge Jácome, Marco da Silva Ferreira
Performers Alina Folini, Éric Santos, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Mélanie Ferreira
Lighting design Rui Monteiro
Robotics Teresa Antunes
Original Music Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins
Costumes Ricardo Andrez
Executive Produced by Joana Costa Santos
Assistant producer Mafalda Bastos
Co-produced by Pensamento Avulso Associação Artes Performativas, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen em Normandie, POLE-SUD – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National de Strasbourg, Théâtre de la Ville Paris
Co-producion residency O Espaço do Tempo
Residencies Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen em Normandie, Alkantara, Teatro Municipal do Porto / DDD – Festival Dias da Dança
Supported by Direção Geral das Artes
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program.
Marco da Silva Ferreira é apoiado por / is supported by Associate Artisit Residency - centre chorégraphique national de Caen, Normandie - director Alban Richard
O Espaço do Tempo