Marlene Monteiro Freitas & Dançando com a Diferença

ÔSS is an intriguing encounter between Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Dançando com a Diferença. 8 performers explore the differences between the solid and the soft, the entrails and skin alike.

ÔSS is how you say ‘bone’ in Creole. It is also reminiscent of the expression OSS, common among karate practitioners, which refers to ideas such as pressing, pushing, supporting. What interests us in this show is the bone as a keeper of ancient secrets, revealing anatomical orientations, a structuring box for soft and fragile parts. Building a strong skeleton, where the foot serves as the brain, the heart serves as an elbow, and the knees are a liver and an ear, will naturally be possible for us, since the difference between hard and soft matters little.

Created in 2001, the company Dançando com a Diferença has stood out for its dissemination of the concept of inclusive dance, under the direction of Henrique Amoedo. Choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas creates worlds of opulence and poetry, with mythological inspiration, high culture and pop culture references.


Choreography: Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Assistant choreographer: Hsin-Yi Hsiang
Featuring: Bárbara Matos, Bernardo Graça, Joana Caetano, Maria João Pereira, Mariana Tembe, Rui João Costa, Sara Rebolo, Paulo Sérgio BEJu, Telmo Ferreira
Light and space: Yannick Fouassier
Sound: Rui Antunes

Produced by Dançando com a Diferença (Artistic director, Henrique Amoedo) & P.OR.K (Soraia Gonçalves, Joana Costa Santos – Lisbon, PT)
Co-produced by CENDREV-Teatro Garcia Resende (Évora, PT)
Co-directed by Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse (Paris, FR); Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR)
With support from Institut français
With support by Fonds Handicap & Société par Intégrance

This event is part of the 2022 France-Portugal Season
With support of LVMH, member of the Sponsors Committee of the 2022 France-Portugal Season

Distribution: Key Performance (Stockholm, SE)