førm Inførms

The 2022 archive

Marco da Silva Ferreira

Johannesburg - Porto

Inspired by the frenetic energy of pantsula dance, a choreography which questions action for action’s sake, our wounds, and our need for healing.

Via Injabulo - førm Inførms, Cie Via Katlehong with Marco da Silva Ferreira, 2022 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Marco Da Silva Ferreira came to dance via urban dances, something he has in common with South African company Via Katlehong, which has invited him to create a show with eight dancers from the company. Inspired by the frenetic energy of pantsula dance, førm Inførms is a vertical dance which shows the speed of dancing bodies to question the virulence of the modern theory of accelerationism. Marco Da Silva Ferreira pokes fun at action for action’s sake with no goal in mind by highlighting the hyperspeed of the dancers’ movements, which lead to a distortion of the bodies. But the illusion of bodies breaking exists only so that they can mend again before our very eyes. Feeling like one’s breaking in order to heal, finding pleasure at the edge of pain, being alone but always together: here are some of the counterpoints of this very contemporary dance heavy with our past...


With Thulisile Binda, Julia Burnham, Katleho Lekhula, Lungile Mahlangu, Tshepo Mohlabane, Kgadi Motsoane, Thato Qofela, Abel Vilakazi

Direction of the company Via Katlehong Buru Mohlabane and Steven Faleni
Choreography Marco da Silva Ferreira
Music Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
Lights Cárin Geada

General technical management Alexander Farmer
Administration and diffusion Louise Bailly, Damien Valette



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