Six dancers create an ecstatic firework of movements between tribe and club culture – electrifying sound rhythms, pulsating dance, strong poses make the stage shake and thereby break a heteronormative corset. Marco da Silva Ferreira raises the question of gendered identities. How do you break out of the stereotypes of masculinity and femininity? He uses the metaphor of the bison, which seems powerful because of its size, but is itself prey. An invitation to look behind the facade? Not to be dazzled? The powerful choreography alternates between contemporary dance, urban dance, ballroom dancing and hip-hop. It breaks up the usual gender relations, gives room for individuality and creates a dynamic interplay.
Please note: Intensive basses, loud sound elements, stroboscobic effects and haze being used in this work.
Getting there: Parking in front of PACT is limited. Please use car park A2 at Zeche Zollverein, from there it is a 5-minute walk to PACT.
Artistic direction & choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira Dancers: Cacá Otto Reuss, Duarte Valadares, Eríc Santos, João Reis Moreira, Leonor Ramos & Marco da Silva Ferreira Assistant artistic director: Pietro Romani Technical direction & light design: Wilma Moutinho Lights operation: Cláudia Valente Sound design: Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins Musical direction: Marco da Silva Ferreira, Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins Sound operation: Rafael Maia Stage design: Fernando Ribeiro Costumes: João Rôla
Production: Pensamento Avulso – Associação de Artes Performativas Executive production: Mafalda Bastos Coproduced by: Charleroi danse, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris, São Luiz Teatro Municipal Artistic residencies: Charleroi danse, Teatro Municipal do Porto, O Espaço do Tempo, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, La Place de la Danse – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National Toulouse – Occitane Supported by: Direção Geral das Artes Diffusion: ART HAPPENS