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Marlene Monteiro Freitas - Bacchae-Prelude to a purge

Italian premiere (2017, 135’)

choreography Marlene Monteiro Freitas
with Andreas Merk, Betty Tchomanga, Cookie, Cláudio Silva, Flora Détraz, Gonçalo Marques, Guillaume Gardey de Soos, Johannes Krieger, Lander Patrick, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Miguel Filipe, Tomás Moital, Yaw Tembe
light and space Yannick Fouassier
sound Tiago Cerqueira
stools João Francisco Figueira, Luís Miguel Figueira 
research Marlene Monteiro Freitas, João Francisco Figueira
production P.OR.K (Lisbon) - Bruna Antonelli, Sandra Azevedo 
distribution Key Performance (Stockholm)
co-production TNDMII (Lisbona); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), steirischer herbst festival (Graz) & Alkantara (Lisbon) with the support of the NXTSTP - Culture Programme of the European Union; NorrlandsOperan (Umeå); Festival Montpellier Danse 2017 (Montpellier); Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy (Annecy) & La Bâtie-Festival de Genève (Geneva) in the framework of FEDER - programme Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020; Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto); le Cuvier - Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Nouvelle-Aquitaine); HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin); International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg); Athens and Epidaurus Festival (Athens); Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich); Kurtheater Baden (Baden); SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht); Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich); Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil - Centre Dramatique National (Montreuil); Les Spectacles Vivants / Centre Pompidou (Paris)


The performance includes a video (5 mins.) showing a childbirth.

To be followed by

Silver Lion award ceremony


The cathartic tragedy of Antiquity, with its masks and characters, source of shocking, exemplary narrations, inspired the choreographer from Cape Verde to compose a pièce in which the music, including Ravel’s Bolero, activates the engine of the action. Morals and aesthetics compete as they obey the antithetical principles represented by the opposing divinities of the founding cults of ancient Greece, Apollo and Dionysius.

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