Marlene Monteiro Freitas
- As part of the Ruhrtriennale
We regret to inform you that the performances of the production ›Jaguar‹ scheduled from 6.– 9. September during the Ruhrtriennale at PACT Zollverein have had to be cancelled at short notice due to an injury to choreographer and performer, Marlene Monteiro Freitas. Together with Marlene Monteiro Freitas, we would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.
Purchased tickets are fully refundable and should be returned to the advance booking offices where they were issued. Online ticket holders will be contacted directly to process a refund.
Anyone requiring further assistance should please call the following hotline number: +49 (0) 221.28 02 10
Marlene Monteiro Freitas’s electrifying production ›Jaguar‹ is inspired by the artist group Blauer Reiter, the Carnival tradition of her native island, Cape Verde, the stories of E. T. A. Hoffmann and the works of artists Adolf Wölfli and Gustav Klimt. Two characters with huge clown mouths and an irrepressible lust for the absurd, for distortion, detachment of meaning and silent film comedy, take to the stage in a breathless hunt. To music by Claudio Monteverdi, Arnold Schönberg, Igor Strawinsky and David Bowie, the pair continually find themselves in new and unforeseen situations. Neurotic and obsessive, with penetrating grimaces, burlesque contortions and acrobatic ambition, they eventually unite in a new variation on Gustav Klimt’s kiss.
With ›Jaguar‹ Marlene Monteiro Freitas, winner of the Silver Lion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, has created a unique aesthetic language that is as disturbing and sombre as it is shrill and humorous. (La Biennale di Venezia awarded the Silver Lion to dancer and choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas)
Choreography Marlene Monteiro Freitas with the cooperation of Andreas Merk Performance Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Andreas Merk Lighting design and space Yannick Fouassier Props João Francisco Figueira Sound Tiago Cerqueira Research João Francisco Figueira, Marlene Monteiro Freitas Production P.OR.K (Lissabon) Distribution Key Performance (Stockholm)
Presented by PACT Zollverein for the Ruhrtriennale