MAL – EMBRIAGUEZ DIVINA by Marlene Monteiro Freitas

24 & 25 & 26 September 2020, Culturgest – Fundação CGD, Lisbon (PT)
29 & 30 October 2020, Teatro Municipal, Porto (PT)
12 & 13 November 2020, NEXT Festival, Courtai (BE)

“Although [Marlene Monteiro] Freitas is a choreographer by nature, “Mal” is hardly dance anymore. Instead, it evolves from the shorts scenes, where the chaos rears up only to be tamed again: a passage in the courtroom, one in the morgue, one on the parade ground, and finally an ironic one in the theater. These are performative miniatures, built with great attention to detail, with subtle humor (which, however, also contains a chaotic element that resists a strict order), more Daniil Charms than dance.” – Falk Schreiber, “Kaserniertes Chaos”.