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Internationales Sommerfestival 2017
Marlene Monteiro Freitas:

Bacantes - Prelude to a purge

  • © Filipe Ferreira
  • © Filipe Ferreira
  • © Filipe Ferreira
  • Thu, 24.08.2017 20:30 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Fri, 25.08.2017 20:30 [Talk]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sat, 26.08.2017 20:00
    Kampnagel – K2

A crazy update of Euripides’ tragedy THE BACCHANTES  as+ an expressive-existential visual frenzy.

Marlene Monteiro Freitas took international stages and audiences by storm with her expressive and vital dance pieces – now she is coming to Hamburg for the first time and with her most ambitious work yet. For BACANTES – PRELUDE TO A PURGE, she assembles eight dancers and five trumpeters for an off-the-wall update of Euripides’ tragedy THE BACCHAE (Portugese: Bacantes). She uses his theme of a battle between order and reason on one side and irrationality and intoxication on the other to develop an existential trip of high visuality that is inspired both by the carnival in her hometown on Cape Verde and by mythological motifs and pop culture. In a contemporary parade of complex figures, she grotesquely elevates scenes from everyday life to create disturbing musical states of ecstasy. Absurd comedy turns into profound tragedy and vice versa. BACANTES thus develops an emotional density that some would call cathartic – at least, the audience at the world premiere in Lisbon was moved alternately to outburts of
laughter and pensive stillness.

Evening Sheet (PDF) available for downlad here.

  • 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
  • PROPS: João Francisco Figueira, Miguel Figueira
  • DISTRIBUTION : Key Performance

CO-PRODUCTION TNDMII (Lisbon, PT); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE), steirischer herbst festival (Graz, AT) & Alkantara (Lisbon, PT) with the support of the NXTSTP- Culture Programme of the European Union; NorrlandsOperan (Umeå, SE); Festival Montpellier Danse 2017 (Montpellier, FR); Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy (Annecy, FR) & La Bâtie-Festival de Genève (Geneva, CH) in the framework of FEDER - programme Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020; Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT); Le Cuvier – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FR); HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, DE);  International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg, DE); Athens and Epidaurus Festival (Athens, GR); Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich, DE), Kurtheater Baden (Baden, CH); SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, NL); Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, CH); Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – centre dramatique national (Montreuil, FR); Les Spectacles Vivants / Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR) Residency support O Espaço do Tempo – in the frame of Associated Artist (Montemor-o-Novo, PT); Montpellier Danse à l´Agora, cité internationale de la danse ; ICI - centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée / Direction Christian Rizzo - dans le cadre du programme de résidence Par/ICI (Montpellier, FR)  Acknowledgements Cristina Neves; Alain Micas; Bruno Coelho; Christophe Jullian; Louis Le Risbé; Manu Protopopoff;  ACCCA – Companhia Clara Andermatt (Lisbon, PT); ESMAE (Lisbon, PT); ESTC (Lisbon, PT). Funded by the alliance of International production houses by the federal government's representative for culture and the media.

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