Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Mal – Embriaguez Divina

  • Dance

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
Assistance: Lander Patrick de Andrade
With: Andreas Merk, Francisco Rolo, Henri “Cookie” Lesguillier, Hsin-Yi Hsiang, Joãozinho da Costa, Kyle Scheurich, Mariana Tembe, Miguel Filipe, Tonan Quito
Light: Yannick Fouassier
Space: Yannick Fouassier, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Miguel Figueira
Dramaturgy: Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Martin Valdés-Stauber
Sound: Rui Antunes, Rui Dâmaso
Stage manager and light operation: João Chicó
Props: Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Flávio Martins
Costumes: Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Marisa Escaleira
Research: Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Martin Valdés-Stauber João Francisco Figueira

Production: P.OR.K – Soraia Gonçalves, Joana Costa Santos (Lisbon, PT), Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich, DE)
Distribution: Key Performance (Stockholm, SE)
Coproduction: 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); International Summer Festival Kampnägel (Hamburg, DE); Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, DE); Festival d’Automne -Les Spectacles Vivants/Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR) ; NEXT festival (Eurometropolis Lille, Kortrijk, Tournai & Valenciennes (BE,FR); Ruhrtriennale (Bochum, DE); TANDEM Scène nationale (Douai – Arras, FR); Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT); Theater Freiburg (Freiburg, DE); Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, AT).

Acknowledgements: CML – Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Lisbon, PT); Dançando com a Diferença (Funchal, PT); Fabrica Europa|PARC- Performing Arts Research Center (Florence, IT); La Gare – Fabrique des arts en mouvement (Le Relecq-Kerhuon, FR); Pólo Cultural das Gaivotas | Boavista (Lisboa, PT); Reykjavík Dance Festival (Reykjavík, IC)

A guest performance in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Hessian State Ballet, is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and is funded by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Foundation Alliance [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Foundation , Crespo Foundation, Dotter Foundation, Dr. Marschner Foundation, Foundation Polytechnic Society Frankfurt am Main].