This piece derives from a person’s picture Marlene Monteiro Freitas drew as a memento of a concert. She called him Guintche and meanwhile he grew, acquired self-life, autonomy, rebelled. Drawings create persona with self-life, beings whose fate is cheating expectations. Guintche is the intense life that formed and departed from the original formless essence. No longer a prosthesis of a thought to become a dance.
- About Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Marlene Monteiro Freitas was born in Cabo Verde where she was member and co-founder of the dance group Compass and collaborated with the musician Vasco Martins. After her dance studies at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), at E.S.D. and at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), she developed a dance project with the community of Cova da Moura (Lisbon), under the idea “we will not have dance classes, we will rehearse”. She regularly works with Emmanuelle Huynn, Loic Touzé, Tânia Carvalho, Boris Charmatz, among others. Her creations include (M)imosa (2011), a project developed together with Trajal Harell, François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea, Guintche (2010), A Seriedade do Animal (2009-10), Uns e Outros (2008), A Improbabilidade da Certeza (2006), Larvar (2006), Primeira Impressão (2005), works whose common denominator is openness, impurity and intensity.
Concept & interpretation: Marlene Monteiro Freitas. Light design: Yannick Fouassier. Music: Johannes Krieger, ”Rotcha Scribida” de Amandio Cabral, Cookie, Otomo Yoshihide, Anatol Waschke. Costume: Catarina Varatojo. Production: P.OR.K, Lisboa (PT). Co-production: ZDB-Negócio, Lisboa (PT). Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo (PT), Alkantara Festival, Lisboa (PT). Apoio Re.Al, Lisboa (PT), Forum Dança, Lisboa (PT). Thanks to: Avelino Chantre, Pedro Lacerda, João Francisco Figueira, Anatol Waschke. This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.
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