Of ivory and flesh - statues also suffer

De marfim e carne

Of ivory and flesh - statues also suffer

Marlene Freitas

This show is like a strobe light, impossible to ignore, giving you flashes of stories and asking you to fill in the blanks. Not to mention it’s one heck of a party.
— Jessica Perry, dfdanse.com

Of ivory and flesh is a grotesque ball of petrified figures brought to life by eclectic music. They look like statues moved around like puppets on strings or figurines in a music box pivoting their axes. The Cape Verdean choreographer Marlene Freitas has drawn inspiration from the films of Chris Marker, among others, and the mythical character Pygmalion who brings his statue to life. With gaping mouths, rolling eyes and stiffened movements she creates an overwhelming universe together with her musicians and performers, in which the visceral and suffering prevail. The petrified figures are continuously transforming: first a contortionist act, then a heartfelt pop song. An excessive and impressive spectacle, with something of a fever dream. 

Marlene Freitas

choreografie Marlene Monteiro Freitas |  performers Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Andreas Merk, Betty Tchomanga, Lander Patrick, Cookie (percussie), Tomás Moital (percussie), Miguel Filipe (percussie) | licht & scène Yannick Fouassier | live muziek Cookie (percussie) | montage & geluid Tiago Cerqueira | onderzoek João Francisco Figueira, Marlene Monteiro Freitas productie P.OR.K.

STUK Soetezaal
Tue 16 May 201720:30

standard 16 — reduction 12 


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