Departures and Arrivals



Of Ivory and Flesh
2016/05/20 › 2016/05/21
Fonteiro Freitas, Marlene

Seven statues fallen out of time wake up to a new life on stage. They move mechanically to the music of cymbals and the trace beats of Omar Souleyman and try to transform into humans. In this ball of stone characters, Marlene Monteiro Freitas uses physical dynamics and daring metamorphoses to create a fascinating baroque-burlesque aesthetic of surreal beauty.


Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Andreas Merk, Betty Tchomanga, Lander Patrick, Cookie (percussion), Tomás Moital (percussion), Miguel Filipe (percussion)
Light and space
Yannick Fouassier
Live music
Cookie (percussion)
Editing and sound
Tiago Cerqueira
João Francisco Figueira, Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Production: P.OR.K.
Distribution: Key Performance.
Co-production: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon), Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Lisbon), Bomba Suicida (Lisbon) with the support of DGArtes, CCN Rillieux-la-pape, Musée de la danse (Rennes), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Festival Montpellier Danse 2014 (Montpellier), ARCADI (Paris), CDC Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées (Toulouse), Théâtre National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, (Bordeaux), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), WP Zimmer (Antwerp), NXTSTP with the support of the EU Culture Programme.
Supported by: ACCCA - Companhia Clara Andermatt (Lisbon).
Acknowledgements: Staresgrime, Dr. Ephraim Nold.
Presented in the context of [DNA] Departures and Arrivals with support by the Culture Programme of the European Union.