2021

Siri

SIRI is

a sci-fi dance piece which proposes a dystopian future

in which human, technological and digital are mingled and confused. The piece takes place in a field that is both archaeological and technological, that holds different memories, uses and modes of expression of the bodies, images, objects and movement between them produced.

In a large purple carpet, the color of reincarnation, 12 robotic bodies and four human bodies awaken and explore their sensibilities.

Choreography is thought of as a regeneration process in which the bodies seek to heal themselves and become progressively more functional. In a process similar to therapies based on oscillatory resonance, gestures alternate between an undulating artificial presence and massages made to themselves and each other -

in movements full of curiosity, pleasure, pain, fatigue and ecstasy.

The 4 human interpreters wake up from a deep sleep and do a kind of scan of the space and their bodies. They actually look like part of the same story or material. When they finally get closer, their massage becomes collective and progressively deeper and more violent, a journey through the body -                                                  from the skin through the flesh, bone and finally viscera and "heart".

 

The place of robots

on stage is no longer the one in the shadow, that illuminates human bodies on stage. But of being seen and assuming a choreographic and scenic role.

Throughout the play they observe, are observed, accumulate information and try to mimic human bodies, to perform choreographies, as if they were forming a corps des ballet.

The bodies linger in this hypnotic mantra, supported by sound and visual compositions that accentuate this pulsating energy and that influence their rhythms and their amplitude in the construction of a melancholic and mysterious universe.

 

A short-story

from Isaac Asimov - Eyes do more than see.

The story is presented in Voice-over while it is subtitled in the screen in the language where it is being presented the performance.

Artistic Direction 

Jorge Jácome + Marco da Silva Ferreira

Performers 

Alina Folini + Eríc Santos + Marco da Silva Ferreira + Mélanie Ferreira

Light Design and Technical Direction 

Rui Monteiro

Robotic 

Teresa Antunes

Sound Design 

Rui Lima + Sérgio Martins

Costumes 

Ricardo Andrez

Production Direction 

Joana Costa Santos

Production Assistance 

Mafalda Bastos

Difusion 

Art Happens

Coproduction

Pensamento Avulso, Teatro Municipal do Porto/DDD  Festival Dias de Dança +

Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen em Normandie +

POLE SUD – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National de Strasbourg +

Théâtre de la Ville

Coproduction Residency

Espaço do tempo

Artistic Residency

Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen em Normandie +

Alkantara, Teatro Municipal do Porto

Financed 

Direção Geral das Artes +

Fondation d’entreprise Hermès New Settings Program

 

Marco da Silva Ferreira is support by / “Associate Artistic Residency” - Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen, Normandie ‑ diretor Alban Richard