Mal, has long been personified by the Devil, also known as Antichrist, Satan, Leviathan, Lucifer, but also symbolized by the Witch, Wizard, Women, Animal, Hybrid, Mutant and so on. We will find its reference in the religious, moral, ethic, political and judiciary discourse, as well as at the center of literary and artistic creation.

At specific occasions the nature of evil and its personification, the devil, developed into the ideas of social injustice, violence, diseases and the like.

For Georges Bataille, the human activity is generally the desire to reach the point farthest from the funeral domain (the rotten, the dirt, the impure), conjuring the evil. Conversely, artistic activity in many ways sought to approach this reality.

Our Mal takes place on a tribune, where a group in a form of a choir remains under influence of haunting visions, toxic testimonies, bacterial impressions, rotten facts. They see as much as they are surveyed.

Choreography | Marlene Monteiro Freitas
With | Andreas Merk, Betty Tchomanga, Hsin-Yi Hsiang, Jelena Kuljic, Majd Feddah, Mariana Tembe, Miguel Filipe, Samouil Stoyanov and Walter Hess
Light and Space | Yannick Fouassier
Support Space creation | Miguel Figueira
Stage manager | André Calado
Research | Marlene Monteiro Freitas, João Francisco Figueira
Dramaturgy | Martin Valdés-Stauber
Production | P.OR.K (Lisbon, PT) and Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich, DE)
Distribution | Key Performance (Stockholm, SE)

Co-production | Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 and Pôle européen de création – Ministère de la Culture/Maison de la Danse en soutien à la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 (Lyon, FR); Culturgest (Lisbon, PT); HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, DE); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE); Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, DE); NEXT festival (Eurometropolis Lille, Kortrijk, Tournai & Valenciennes); Ruhrtriennale (Bochum, DE); TANDEM Scène nationale (Douai – Arras, FR); Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT); Theater Freiburg (Freiburg, DE); Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, AT)

Support | Dançando com a diferença (Funchal, PT); Fabbrica Europa|PARC- Performing Arts Research Center (Florence, IT); La Gare – Fabrique des arts en mouvement (Le Relecq-Kerhuon); Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista (Lisbon, PT); Reykjavík Dance Festival (Reykjavík, IC)

P.OR.K Associação Cultural is funded by Governo de Portugal – Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes.

Picture | Dan