Marco da Silva Ferreira

Born in 1986 in Santa Maria da Feira.

Dance interpreter since 2010, choreographer since 2013 and artistic director of Pensamento Avulso since 2013. Dates that support his chronology in dance.

Academically he has a degree in Physiotherapy, a profession he never practiced but which concentrates his studies in Health Sciences. The practice of the body began in 1996 through sport, specifically high performance swimming. In 2002 he abandoned it to make room for the body's practices in performing arts. His journey was made in a self-taught way through dance styles that flowed in an urban context with African-American influences. Between 2002 and 2010 the focus and lexicons of dance became increasingly diverse and in 2010 he won the television contest So You Think You Can Dance.

As an interpreter he worked with André Mesquita, Hofesh Shechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Paulo Ribeiro, David Marques, among others.

HU (R) MANO (2013) is his first creation financed by the Directorate-General for the Arts and which integrated the platform Aerowaves Priority Companies 2015 and (re) connaissance.

BROTHER (2016) consolidated an authorial discourse in a line of reflection on dance and its meaning today, creating connections with its origins and drawing a line made from the contemporary body. He made his debut at the Municipal Theater of Porto-Rivoli and has had a wide international and national tour, having also integrated Aerowaves Priority Companies 2018.

BISONTE (2019) is a performative identity that fluctuates in an artificiality between hysterism and melancholy.

Between 2018/2019 he was an associate artist at the Municipal Theater of Porto, and between 2019 and 2021 he was an associate artist at Center chorégraphique national de Caen in Normandie.

In 2020 he has an invitation to build a short piece for the National Ballet Company entitled CORPOS DE BAILE. Through a practice, a warm-up practice based on footwork.

SIRI (2021) prolongs the collaboration between choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira and director Jorge Jácome, after the co-signature of the show ÍRIS (2015), defended as a look at temporality, from the image, the visual construction and the discourse on the memory.