Archive NEXT 2022


Marco da Silva Ferreira (Portugal)

Minimum age 12+
90 minutes

From dance to collective identities

How does a collective identity take form ? What is the role of individuals in its building ? The preservation of its memory ?

In C A R C A S S Marco da Silva Ferreira organises a meeting between folk and urban dance, forms of expression of cultures that are considered 'minority cultures', such as LGBTQIA+ or former colonies. This ballet for 12 dancers vibrates as much on house as on kuduro or hard style. With strong footwork, it is supported by a soundtrack of both traditional brass band music and hypnotic electro.

To make the flux of energy tangible the Portuguese imagines an appliance that literally shows the warmth that the dancers emit. The choreography unfolds in a slightly misty space, between light and obscurity, on a linoleum square that reacts to the semidarkness by emitting a green radiation. As the steps intensify the print of the movement takes form. Between past and present, memory and ecstasy, the invisible strength of the dance is revealed in front of our eyes.


Hosted in partnership with Le Grand Sud

Free buss:
  • 12/11: departure at 15:30 from Valenciennes (le Phénix) (Parcours with Panorama 24)

Artistic direction and choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira.
Artistic Assistance: Catarina Miranda.
PerformersAndré Speedy, Fábio Krayze, Leo Ramos, Marc Oliveras Casas, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Maria Antunes, Max Makowski, Mélanie Ferreira, Nelson Teunis, Nala Revlon.
Light design and technical direction: Cárin Geada.
Music: João Pais Filipe (percussionist) and Luís Pestana (electronic musician).
Costumes: Aleksandra Protic.
Scenography: Emanuel Santos.
Anthropological Studies: Teresa Fradique.
Folk Dances: Joana Lopes.
Production: Joana Costa Santos, Mafalda Bastos.
Production Structure: Pensamento Avulso Associação Artes Performativas.
Diffusion: ART HAPPENS.
Co-production: Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural de Belém, Big Pulse Dance Alliance Commission, New Baltic Dance (Lithuania), Julidans (Netherlands), Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland), ONE DANCE WEEK (Bulgaria) and presented by Zodiak - Side Step Festival (Finland), International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (Czech Republic), Torinodanza Festival (Italy), Dance Umbrella (UK).
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, La briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Maison des arts de Créteil, KLAP- Maison pour la danse, CCN-Ballet National de Marseille, Charleroi danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie - Bruxelles, December Dance (Concertgebouw and Cultuurcentrum Brugge), La rose des vents – scène nationale Lille Métropole – Villeneuve d’Ascq, TANDEM Scène Nationale Arras-Douai.
Support: República Portuguesa – Cultura, DGARTES – Direção Geral das Artes ; with the support of ONDA.