DANCE
CAPE VERDE
60
’ 

“This piece derives from a person I drew as a memento of a concert. I called it Guintche and meanwhile it grew, acquired self-life, autonomy, rebelled”

Guintche is a word in creole, cape-verdean spoken language; It is the name of a bird, the name of a prostitute, but it may stand as well for an attitude, the one of someone who jumps from an event to another, lacking coherence in his/her choices. Trough its counter-intuitive structure, Guintche respond as a wax sculpture: it melts, it solidifies, it brakes, changes form… Yet, it keeps the same nature, that is to say, it remains the same wax.

Marlene Monteiro Freitas was born in Cape Verde where she was co-founder and member of the dance group Compass. She studied at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), at E.S.D. and at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon). She worked with Emmanuelle Huynn, Loïc Touzé, Tânia Carvalho, Boris Charmatz, among others. Her creations include: Jaguar with the collaboration of Andreas Merk (2015), Of ivory and flesh – statues also suffer (2014), Paradise – private collection (2012-13), (M)imosa, co-created with Trajal Harrell, François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea (2011), Guintche (2010), A Seriedade do Animal (2009-10), Uns e Outros (2008), A Improbabilidade da Certeza (2006), Larvar (2006), Primeira Impressão (2005). The common denominator of these works is openness, impurity and intensity. She is the co-founder of P.OR.K, structure of production based in Lisbon.


Choreography and Performance: Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Light: Yannick Fouassier
Music: Johannes Krieger, “Rotcha Scribida” de Amandio Cabral, Cookie Otomo Yoshihide Anatol Waschke
Costume: Marlene Monteiro Freitas y Catarina Varatojo (pantalones cortos).
Production: P.OR.K (Lisboa, PT)
Distribution: Key Performance (Estocolmo, SE)
Coproduction: ZDB-Negocio, Lisboa (Lisboa, PT)
Artist Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), Festival Alkantara (Lisboa, PT)




With the support of: Re.Al (Lisboa, PT), Forum Dança (Lisboa, PT), Bomba Suicida (Lisboa, PT) Thanks to: Avelino Chantre, Pedro Lacerda, João Francisco Figueira, Anatol Waschke.


Press: CARGO COLLECTIVE


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