Program 2 : Instantly Forever + a Folia

Program 2 : Instantly Forever + a Folia




In Instantly Forever, Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley explore the idea that provides the theme for the whole season: how do we stay in the present while looking to the future?
Influenced by its contrasting musical choices, Igor Stravinsky’s first movement from Symphony in three movements from 1946 and the movement Pulses from Music for 18 musicians, by Steve Reich, the dance Instantly forever yearns to occupy the sensation of anticipation, inhabiting an atmosphere of constant unpredictable changeA scene, a situation is created from fragmented images, a sort of reflection on a bygone era and overlapping temporalities. This wealth of accumulated and inherited gestures leads the piece to our saturated present, where we see the urge and push toward the ever-expanding idea of evolutionwhere choices are in abundance, but where an overwhelming anxiety, and hope for the future exists.

Next, with a Folia, Marco da Silva Ferreira will try to explore the notions of ecstasy, joy and trance that can materialize from a moment of dance shared by a group. La folia is a fast, exuberant Portuguese folk dance that dates back to the 15th century and was originally danced by shepherds. Historical sources all describe a festive atmosphere where everyone lets go completely, freed of social conventions linked to gender or class. It is this idea that interests the Portuguese choreographer, who will try to interpret it by mirroring the Portuguese folia with contemporary nightclub dancing.


Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 8:00PM
Friday, March 8, 2024 at 8:00PM

Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 3:00PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2024 at 8:00PM
Opéra national de Lorraine (Place Stanislas - Nancy)

 Instantly Forever  creation

Choreography: Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley
Music: Igor Stravinsky, Steve Reich

Rehearsal pictures

 a Folia  creation

Choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira
Music: Luis Pestana

Rehearsal picture


1e category 2e category 3e category
Full price 35€ 25€ 17€
Reduced price 26€ 18€ 12€
Danceclub price 23€ 15€ 10€


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Design graphique (c) Jean-Claude Chianale / Photos (c) Ronan Muller


Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley 

The choreographers and dancers Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley, started collaborating in the nineteen nineties, choreographing works for Martha@Mother, the Joyce Soho in New York and the opera Staden for the Royal Opera House in Stockholm, a commission for the 1998 Cultural capital of Europe. For the Royal Swedish Opera, Ballet and Orchestra they created two immense Happenings, In nooks and crannies 2000 and 2001. The two different performances, occupied non-traditional performance spaces throughout the entire theatre.In 2005 they started their own company creating works entitled Nightlife, Untitled partner, Flux, No mans land - no lands man and The nearest nearness. In 2002 they received a “Goldmask” for the musical Chess with Björn Ulveus and Benny Andersson (ABBA). 

As of 2011, Petter is choreographer and the Artistic Director and Thomas choreographer and the Coordinator of Research for the Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine, Nancy. For the company they have created Untitled Partner #3, Performing Performing, Relâche, Armide, Discofoot, L’Envers, Record of ancient things, Happening Birthday, For Four Walls, Air-Condition and Mesdames et Messieurs

Their programming for the CCN is organized around questions or themes and each year they invite a wide variety of artists both French and international to play and question within them.Their first programming season 2012, was entitled La saison de La. There they asked why is it Le Ballet but La dance? In response to this question of gender they presented solely female choreographers of diverse backgrounds. The season Tête à tête à têtes was a dialog focused on our modernity and its influences and connections with contemporary artists and spectators. Live! was a celebration of the ephemerality of the performing arts. Together with the continuing seasons, Folk + Danse = (R)évolution, Unknown Pleasures, 50 ans!, Fifty PlusUseless Beauty, Fiction addiction, Ready! (Made) and  tlm (Tout le monde) all have continued to challenge, celebrate and question. To insure a continued lively and non fixed use of the artform they have also worked with the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and Centre Pompidou- Metz and Paris, and an original initiative LAB-BLA-BAL, a series of discussions and open house art experiments. 

Born in Stockholm, Petter Jacobsson started his studies in dance at the age of three and was further educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, the School of American Ballet under Stanley Williams and he later graduated from the Vaganova Academy in St.Petersburg in 1982. As a principal dancer with the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet in London between 1984 to 1993, he toured internationally dancing all of the renowned classical roles as well as appearing as guest artist with numerous international companies. He later moved to New York to begin a freelance career, dancing with Twyla Tharp Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Repertory group, Irene Hultman Dance and later with Deborah Hay. In 1999, Petter was appointed artistic director of the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm. 

Thomas Caley started his dance training at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, he continued his education earning a BFA from Purchase College in upstate New York in 1992. After graduating from university, a year was spent experimenting, performing in a multitude of independent projects in New York City. From 1993 until 2000 he was a principle dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company touring throughout the world and participating in the creation of twelve new works. In 2000 he moved to Stockholm to continue his collaboration with Petter Jacobsson and to continue working as a freelance dancer in Europe, in France Thomas has worked with Boris Charmatz on the 50 ans de danse flip book projects.

 Marco da Silva Ferreira 

Marco da Silva Ferreira was born in 1986 from Santa Maria da Feira and graduated in physiotherapy by Instituto Piaget, Gaia (2010), career who has never exercised but who focuses his studies on Health Sciences. The body practice began in 1996 through sport, specifically high-performance swimming. In 2002, he abandoned it to give way to body practices in performing arts. His path was self-taught through dance styles that flowed in an urban context with afro-descendant influences. Between 2002 and 2010 the focus and lexicons of dance became increasingly diverse and closer to contemporary improvisation tools and composition. In 2010, he won the TV contest So You Think You Can Dance- Portugal.

Professional performer since 2008, have been dancing to André Mesquita, Hofesh Shechter, Sylvia Rijmer, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Paulo Ribeiro among other. The highlight in Marco’s career are HU(R)MANO (2013) which was in the Aerowaves Priority Companies (2015) and was performed in national and international circuit until 2018. BROTHER (2016) consolidated an authorial discourse in a line of reflection on dance and its meaning today, creating connections with its origins and drawing a line made from the contemporary body. It premiered at Teatro Municipal do Porto-Rivoli and has toured extensively internationally and nationally, having also participated in Aerowaves Priority Companies, 2018. Bisonte (2019) is a performative identity that floats in an artificiality between hysterism and melancholy, playing with gender masks, power and fragility. SIRI (2021) is a collaborative work with the portuguese filmaker Jorge Jácome part of the Foundation d’entreprise Hérmes - New Setting Program. A Sci-fi Dance Piece were light
robots and humans are dancing together.

In 2022 it is planed the premier of førm Inførms with the South African Company Via Katlehong in Julidans festival; a duet titled Fantasie Minor with CND de Caen, and by the end of the year C A R C A Ç A that is part of Big Pulse Dance Alliance Between 2018/2019 Marco was associated artist in Teatro Municipal do Porto and in 2019/ 2020/ 2021 became associated artista in Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen
in Normandie. From September 2023, Marco is associated artist of Maison de la Danse in Lyon until September 2025