Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Marlene Monteiro Freitas:

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  • © Peter Hönnemann
  • © Charlotte Hafke
  • © Peter Hönnemann
Dance / Wheelchair users / Kampnagel
  • Wed, 26.08.2020 20:30 [World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Thu, 27.08.2020 20:30 [World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Fri, 28.08.2020 20:30 [World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sat, 29.08.2020 20:30 [World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6

In 2017 Marlene Monteiro Freitas scored a Summer Festival hit with a delirious, carnivalesque, ecstatic piece. Following-up this year is the premiere of the new piece by the style-defining choreographer.

In 2017 Marlene Monteiro Freitas' piece "Bacchae - Prelude to a Purge" had its German premiere at the Summer Festival - and rarely has a play had such a lasting effect. Through a lunatic, highly musical and strictly formal language, dance became a grotesque spectacle, which was subsequently shown worldwide and made Freitas one of the most renowned choreographers in Europe. In her new work for a large ensemble, the Cape Verdean-born artist now explores the evil ("mal"). In our cultures, evil is not only personified by the devil, witches or magicians, but is also often suspected in the animalistic, the violence of nature or the uncanny sexuality of women. Freitas' MAL -EMBRIAGUEZ DIVINA now places a choir at the centre of the work, under the influence of haunting visions, poisonous testimonies, bacterial infections and rotten facts. After the cancellation of the planned premiere at the Münchner Kammerspiele and subsequent performances at various major European festivals, it is now being rehearsed and premiered at Kampnagel.

Program as PDF-Download here!

During the Festival we are aklso presenting the installation CATTIVO by Marlene Monteiro Freitas. Further information here.


This year the summer festival takes place under special circumstances. Therefore it is important that we observe security measures to protect everyone and collect the contact information of our guests. This works without complications, but only with your help:

·         Everywhere: Keep a distance of 1.5m, except in self-chosen groups of max. 10 people;

·         In all indoor areas: Wear mouth-nose-protection, except in fixed seating areas;

·         In the festival garden and in the Peacetanbul Restaurant: please always register as soon as you take a seat. The registration is done analogue with pen and paper or digital via a QR CODE. More information on site.


Here you will find the current coronavirus hygiene rules for your visit.

  • Choreografie: Marlene Monteiro Freitas
  • Support to the Production: Lander Patrick
  • With: Andreas Merk, Betty Tchomanga, Francisco Rôlo, Henri "Cookie" Lesguillier, Hsin-Yi Hsiang, Joaozinho da Costa, Majd Feddah, Mariana Tembe, Miguel Filipe
  • Light and Space: Yannick Fouassier
  • Support Space creation: Miguel Figueira
  • Stage manager: André Calado
  • Sound: Rui Dâmaso
  • Research: Marlene Monteiro Freitas, João Francisco Figueira
  • Dramaturgy: Martin Valdés-Stauber

PRODUCTION P.OR.K (Bruna Antonelli, Sandra Azevedo, Soraia Gonçalves - Lisbon, PT) and Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich, DE)   

DISTRIBUTION Key Performance (Stockholm, SE) 

CO-PRODUCTION International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg, DE); Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 and Pôle européen de création – Ministère de la Culture/Maison de la Danse en soutien à la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 (Lyon, FR); Culturgest (Lisbon, PT); HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, DE); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE); Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, DE)Les Spectacles Vivants/Centre Pompidou; NEXT festival (Eurometropolis Lille, Kortrijk, Tournai & Valenciennes)Ruhrtriennale (Bochum, DE); TANDEM Scène nationale (Douai – Arras, FR); Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT); Theater Freiburg (Freiburg, DE); Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, AT); 

FUNDED BY Dançando com a diferença (Funchal, PT); Fabbrica Europa|PARC- Performing Arts Research Center (Florence, IT); La Gare – Fabrique des arts en mouvement (Le Relecq-Kerhuon); Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista (Lisbon, PT); Reykjavík Dance Festival (Reykjavík, IC)

P.OR.K Associação Cultural iis funded by the Governo de Portugal – Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. 

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