Welcome to an existential trip where Euripides' tragedy Baccantes is dressed in a frenetic, visual festival costume, to the tune of Brazilian funk, pop and Bolero.Tickets
Welcome to an existential trip where Euripides' tragedy Baccantes is dressed in a frenetic, visual festival costume, to the tune of Brazilian funk, pop and Bolero.
Marlene Freitas has taken the international dance scene and audiences by storm with her unbridled and visual dance works. Now she comes to Dansens Hus for the first time with the work Bacchae - prelude to a purge based on Euripides' classic tragedy. Dance, music and the mystery of Bacchus are the common thread when eight dancers and five trumpeters give us a Dadaist experience we will never forget!
One critic has described "Bacchae" as a "ménage à trois between expressionism, clown techniques and Chaplinian walks". Freitas herself says her desire is to paint figures and worlds, rather than characters and stories. The show is a war between Apollo and Dionysus, logic and intuition, form and resolution. A parade of odd characters moves from grey everyday life to stages of total ecstasy. It is a journey into the deep nooks and crannies of the human psyche - all with a slightly absurd humorous twist.
Marlene Monteiro Freitas was born and raised in Cape Verde and is currently based in Lisbon. She is considered one of the most talented choreographers of her generation. She fascinates her audience with strong images, liveliness and humour, with a seemingly endless creative ability.
Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Mr Andreas Merk, Betty Tchomanga, Cookie, Flora Détraz, Gonçalo Marques, Johannes Krieger, Lander Patrick, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Micael Pereira, Miguel Filipe, Tomás Moital, Yaw Tembe.
João Francisco Figueira, Luís Miguel Figueira
Marlene Monteiro Freitas, João Francisco Figueira Production | P.OR.K (Lisbon, PT) Bruna Antonelli, Sandra Azevedo, Soraia Gonçalves.
Distribution | Key Performance (Stockholm, SE)
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).
Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista (Lisbon, PT) ; O Espaço do Tempo (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 - within the framework of the Par/ICI residency programme (Montpellier, FR)
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)