Carcaça, 03. - 05. May

03. - 05. May

Urban moves and folkloric inspiration.

The pace literally picks up when the ten dancers in Carcaça throw themselves into the energetic and intricate footwork of Marco da Silva Ferreiras’ choreography. A hybrid dance style, in which urban forms of dance connect to folkloric dance traditions, pulls you into an energetic, rhythmic and intense dance experience. The dancers’ bodies unite in a vibrant, intuitive and carnivalesque wave of movement.

Musically, the dancers are accompanied by drums played by João Pais Filipe and electronic music by Luís Pestana, a soundtrack which runs through the production and brings in references from traditional, postmodern and club music. Carcaça (which means corpse or skeleton in Portuguese) is a production anchored in the present and focused on the future with its roots in the past.

Smoke is used on stage in this performance.

Background material

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  • Artistic direction and choreography

    Marco da Silva Ferreira

  • Artistic assistance

    Catarina Miranda

  • Performers

    André Garcia
    Fábio Krayze
    Leo Ramos
    Marc Oliveras Casas
    Marco da Silva Ferreira
    Maria Antunes
    Max Makowski
    Mélanie Ferreira
    Nelson Teunis
    Nala Revlon

  • Light design

    Cárin Geada

  • Sound and technical direction

    João Monteiro

  • Music

    João Pais Filipe (perkusjon)
    Luís Pestana (elektronisk musikk)

  • Costumes

    Aleksandra Protic

  • Scenograohy

    Emanuel Santos

  • Antropological studies

    Teresa Fradique

  • Folclore dances

    Joana Lopes

  • Production direction

    Mafalda Bastos

  • Production

    Joana Costa Santos
    Mafalda Bastos

  • Production structure

    Pensamento Avulso

  • Diffusion


Co-production: Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural de Belém, Big Pulse Dance Alliance, co- produced by New Baltic Dance (Lithuania), Julidans (The Netherlands), Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland) and ONE Dance Week (Bulgaria), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme 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
República Portuguesa – Cultura, DGARTES – Direção Geral das Artes
Artistic Residencies:
A Oficina, Ballet National de Marseille, Escola Superior de Dança, O Espaço do Tempo, Teatro Municipal do Porto