Em Surdina

Premiere ⁄ Teatro Municipal do Porto Production

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Jul ⁄ 9:30PM

Auditorium • Campo Alegre

Children 2,00EUR • Adults 5,00EUR • 6yrs+  


"I feel that dance is one of the most natural things for deaf people, because deaf people are visual and more attuned to body movement" "A vibration is an emotion," Falaise explains. "Vibrations move me. There is a difference between a vibration from a violin or a drum, for instance."
— Nina Falaise (bailarina profissional surda da Rambert Dance Company, 1955)  
Historically, dance is certain to interact with music. However, dance is also a detachment from sound and a separate language. Dance has an inherent poetics to it that communicates and is universally found in any body. “Em surdina” [Mute] is a project involving teenagers. Twice a month, over the course of nine months, this group got together to dance and to primarily focus on movement. How do they see dance? What does dancing mean to them? Where do they dance? And how do they dance? For someone who hears, the main stimulus may be music. What about for those who can’t hear? For someone who hears, sound starts in the ear. For someone deaf, sound has more tactile and mechanical repercussions. 

Marco da Silva Ferreira is a physioterapist by training, who has been a dance performer since 2008. He worked with choreographers André Mesquita, Hofesh Shechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Paulo Ribeiro, among others. His latest work "Hu(r)mano" (2014) received the Young Portuguese Creator Award 2015. 

© José Caldeira