Bacantes - Prelúdio para uma Purga

byMarlene Monteiro Freitas (Cabo Verde/ Portugal)
5 - 6 apr 2021
fri and sat, 7 pm
from Marlene Monteiro Freitas 
with Andreas Merk, Betty Tchomanga, Cláudio Silva, Cookie, Flora Détraz, Gonçalo Marques, Johannes Krieger, Lander Patrick, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Micael Pereira, Miguel Filipe, Tomás Moital, Yaw Tembe
light and space Yannick Fouassier
sound Tiago Cerqueira
bench João Francisco Figueira, Luís Miguel Figueira
search João Francisco Figueira, Marlene Monteiro Freitas
scene direction André Calado
diffusion Key Performance
executive production Bruna Antonelli, Sandra Azevedo, Soraia Gonçalves
production P.OR.K
coproduction Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, steirischer herbst festival, Alkantara, NorrlandsOperan, Festival Montpellier Danse 2017, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy & La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Le Cuvier – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Münchner Kammerspiele, Kurtheater Baden, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – centre dramatique national, Les Spectacles Vivants / Centre Pompidou
support residência Polo Cultural Gaivotas, O Espaço do Tempo no contexto de Artista Associada, Montpellier Danse à l´Agora, cité internationale de la danse, ICI – centre chorégraphique national Montpellier – Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée / Direction Christian Rizzo – no âmbito do programa de residência Par/ICI

Performance premiered on April 20, 2017, at D. Maria II.
Where delirium and the irrational co-exist

Euripides’ works contain delirium and the irrational. Ferocity and a desire for peace emerge as well as savagery and a desire for the simple life. His play moves in contradictory directions in which emotions clash into each other, intact bodies are dismembered and beliefs are tested to the limit. This is a moral and aesthetic world that we are invited to journey through and which Marlene Monteiro Freitas raids to create her Bacantes – Prelúdio para uma Purga.

The common denominator in the works of this choreographer and dancer is their openness, impurity and intensity. In March, three years after it premiered at D. Maria II, she returns to plunge into this classical piece of theatre. A true struggle between appearance and dissimulation, split between the Apollonian and Dionysian.
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