BACCHAE – PRELUDE TO A PURGE by Marlene Monteiro Freitas
24 & 25 & 26 September, Dansens Hus, Stockholm (SE)
15 & 16 October, MFT Dialog – Wrocław, Wroclaw (PL)
In this wildly delirious work, Cape Verdean-born performance artist Marlene Monteiro Freitas dares you to traverse the order and wild chaos of Euripides. Instead of characters and story, she creates a sui generis work in which movement, dance, and music-making are integrated—all with its own logic. Eight dancers and five trumpeters are our guides into the depths of the human psyche where irrationality and madness dwell. Using carnivalesque makeup, semi-robotic movements and unconventional instruments, Freitas creates a world in which order and chaos, discipline and spontaneity are always in tension.
“…Ms. Freitas is brilliance incarnate…”—The New York Times