Departures and Arrivals



Paradise - private collection a
2014/12/12 › 2014/12/13

At Paradise, an imaginary place with Christian roots, life unfolds free from the constrains of daily and earthly life. To the shortage of food, paradise offers affluence, to the burden of work, it offers a life free of efforts and obligations. There is a paradise prior to the creation, unruly but innocent, as not knowing the original sin, and the paradise of virtue, the promised land in heaven for those that had a virtuous life. But, as paradise emancipated from the moral-religious sphere of the Last Judgment and, progressively, entered the sphere of arts, it became the place of the exotic and marvelous. The transformation of the hell ran along the same lines, and indeed both paradise and hell constitute fundamental objects of artistic imagination.


Choreography: Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Performance: Yair Barelli, Lorenzo de Angelis, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Lander Patrick, Andreas Merk
Music: Marlene Monteiro Freitas (with the support of Nosfell and Tiago Cerqueira)
Light and sound: Yannick Fouassier
Research and image: João Francisco Figueira, Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Costumes: Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Production: Bomba Suicida (PT)
Coproduction: Le Spectacles Vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR), L'échangeur - CDC Picardie (FR), Centre Chorégraphie National de Tours, direction Thomas Lebrun (accueil studio, FR), Centre Chorégraphie National Rilieux-La-Pape, direction Yuval Pick (accueil studio, FR), Ballet National de Marseille (FR) - Centre Chorégraphique National, direction Frédéric Flamand (accueil studio, FR), CDC Uzès Danse (FR), Bomba Suicida - Associação de Promoção Cultural (PT), Festival Circular

This presentation was made possible with support from [DNA] Departures and Arrivals/European commission Culture Program.