PORTUGAL | PERFORMANCE | NEW CREATION

 

“Silent Disco” is an immersive show that happens in night- clubs, exploring the potential of the technology from ‘silent disco’ parties. The audience forms a temporary community, guided only by headphones in the club’s empty space, reshaping and problematizing the now common experience of parties in clubs where the crowd gets together to each dance to their own music, isolated from one another by the sound they listen through their own headphones.

This creation aims to speculate on the nature of clubbing as an act of resistance, capable of reconfiguring forms of reflection, affection and corporality. Spectacular identities, multiple sexualities, hedonistic consuming, raw physicality – do each of these constitute as a political practice of resistance?

Actor and director Alfredo Martins invites dancer and choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira for a collaborative creation that reflects on gender identity and clubbing, on temporary communities and dance.

Text freely inspired on the writings of  Ashkan Sepahvand, Donna Haraway, José Esteban Muñoz , Michel Foucault and Paul B. Preciado.

Artistic direction Alfredo Martins
Co-creation and performance Alfredo Martins e Marco da Silva Ferreira
Dramaturgic collaboration Teresa Fradique e Pedro Marum
Graphic Design: Ricardo Barbeito
Music and sound design Rui Lima e Sérgio Martins
Executive production Daniela Ribeiro
Artistic residencies Espaço do Tempo (Montemor- o-Novo), Fábrica das Ideias da Gafanha da Nazaré (23 Milhas, Ílhavo), Circolando – Espaço de Criação Transdisciplinar (Porto), Companhia Instável (Porto)
Production teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser
Co-production BoCA, Teatro Municipal do Porto
Support: EIRA
Thank you to CASIO, Crista Alfaiate, Francesca Savoldi, Rui Cardoso, Rui Monteiro, ZDB

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