Marco da Silva Ferreira


9.+10.8., 20:00 | 11.8., 19:00 | HAU1

Portugese with German & English surtitles
9.8. with DGS

Age recommendation: 12+

Duration 75 min

What is the driving force of a collective body? How do traditions change in the context of colonialism? And what might folklore look like in today’s dance spaces? “C A R C A Ç A” approaches these questions directly, by bringing together different practices and dance forms. Their movements – and above all, their complex footwork – have more in common with each other than they might seem to. A ten-person ensemble, accompanied by live percussion and electronic music, brings contemporary street dance into contact with traditional dance forms. A shared ‘skeleton’ is reanimated and moves its way through the flow of new embodied forms.


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German Premiere
  • Cast

    Artistic Direction & Choreography

    Marco da Silva Ferreira

    Artistic assistance

    Catarina Miranda


    André Garcia, Cácá Otto Reuss, Fábio Krayze, Leo Ramos, Marc Oliveras Casas, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Maria Antunes, Max Makowski, Mélanie Ferreira, Nelson Teunis

    Lighting Design & Technical Direction

    Cárin Geada

    Music Composition

    João Pais Filipe, Luís Pestana

    Live Music

    José Marrucho, Luís Pestana


    Aleksandra Protic


    Emanuel Santos

    Anthropological Studies

    Teresa Fradique

    Folklore Dances

    Joana Lopes

  • Credits

    Production Pensamento Avulso

    Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural de Belém, Big Pulse Dance Alliance, commissioned by 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. Supported by: República Portuguesa – Cultura, DGARTES – Direção Geral das Artes

    With the kind support of CAMÕES BERLIM

Dates of production

German premiere Festival Opening

Wed 9.8.

from 20:00 HAU1

Thu 10.8.

from 20:00 to 21:15 HAU1

Fri 11.8.

from 19:00 to 20:15 HAU1


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