City Passage

Marlene Monteiro Freitas

  • 23/08 / 24/08
  • 1City Passage
  • 9pm
  • no language
  • 25€ / red. 15€

Wide-eyed androids with gold swimming caps. And a five-player trumpet ensemble playing disco-Satie and using music stands for unusual purposes such as rifles or bugles. From burping competitions and Madame Butterfly parodies to Hitler moustaches, the outstanding Cape Verdean choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas leaves no holds barred in her celebration of high culture as a zombie dance! She will open the currently empty City Passage with a Dadaistic performance, which is a necromancy and dance of the dead that is addicted to life at the same time. Based on Euripides’ “The Bacchae”, Freitas will create a cultic frenzy in the City Passage. In her version, however, it is not the insulted god Dionysus hunting the upstanding women from the protective city, but all of us being chased into wild abandon on the dark side of Wiesbaden’s

  • Choreography Marlene Monteiro Freitas
  • Light and Space Yannick Fouassier
  • Sound Tiago Cerqueira
  • Stools João Francisco Figueira, Luís Miguel Figueira
  • Research Marlene Monteiro Freitas, João Francisco Figueira
  • 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

Production: P.OR.K (Lisbon, PT) – Bruna Antonelli, Sandra Azevedo / Distribution: Key Performance (Stockholm, SE)

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 (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)