Marlene Monteiro Freitas - Bacants

January 25 to 27

MARLENE MONTEIRO FREITAS Bacchae – Prelude to a purgue


Silver Lion award from the Venice Biennale 2018

Delirium, irrationality, hysteria and madness merge in this piece that was inspired by the Greek tragedy The Bacchae, written by Euripides in 409BC. Performed by eight dancers and five musicians, on stage they convey the exuberant images of choreographer Monteiro Freitas who has already seduced Barcelona audiences with her creations. In Bacchae – Prelude to a Purge, music, dance and mystery lead us as funambulists over the wire of intensity, in a combat of appearances and dissimulations, polarized between the fields of Apollo and Dionysius. In June 2018, Bacchae received a Silver Lion award from the Venice Biennale.

Marlene Monteiro Freitas studied at the P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels and at Lisbon’s Escola Superior de Dança and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. During her career, she’s worked with, among others, choreographers Emmanuelle Huynh, Loïc Touzé, Tânia Carvalho and Boris Charmatz. The common denominators of her work are openness, impurity and intensity.

Coreography 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 & spaceYannick Fouassier / Sound Tiago Cerqueira / Stools João Francisco Figueira, Luís Miguel Figueira / Research Marlene Monteiro Freitas, João Francisco Figueira / Distribution Key Performance (Estocolm) /

Saturday, January 26, One Hour Before, Introduction season to the show
Dissabte 26 de gener, Talk after the show

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Production P.OR.K (Lisboa) – Bruna Antonelli, Sandra Azevedo / Coproduction TNDMII (Lisboa, PT); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brusseles, BE), steirischer herbst festival (Graz, AT) & Alkantara (Lisboa, PT) amb el suport de NXTSTP- Programa de Cultura de l’Unió Europea; NorrlandsOperan (Umeå, SE); Festival Montpellier Danse 2017 (Montpeller, FR); Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy (Annecy, FR) & La Bâtie-Festival de Genève (Ginebra, CH) en el marc de FEDER – programa interregional França-Suïssa 2014-2020; Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT); Le Cuvier – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FR); HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlín, DE); International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg, DE); Athens and Epidaurus Festival (Atenes, GR); Münchner Kammerspiele (Munic, DE), Kurtheater Baden (Baden, CH); SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, NL); Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zuric, CH); Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – centre dramatique national (Montreuil, FR); Les Spectacles Vivants / Centre Pompidou (París, FR)



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Season: 2018-2019

January 25 to 27

8pm (Sunday 6pm)

Sala MAC

22 €

Running time: 2h15'


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