Pièce de répertoire

Behind this strange title, an imaginary world unfolds that characterises the work of this Cape Verdean choreographer: a wild co-existence of beauty and ugliness, of horror and exuberant joy, a juxtaposition of images that make each creation a visual feast. In this piece that premiered at the Montpellier Dance Festival in 2018 and has since become part of the repertoire of the ballet of the Opéra de Lyon, we see disruption in the order of expertly orchestrated things. In a space that looks like a sports hall where a tournament is being held, a large number of figures with stiff bodies, as if moved by invisible forces, launch themselves with grimaces into cycles of repetition. These funny kinds of teammates, members of the same team of puppets, gallop to the sound of the soundtrack in the form of a collage, and the choreographer’s lively writing is echoed strongly by the Ballet’s dancers.


Création 2018 / Chorégraphie : Marlene Monteiro Freitas / Avec les danseur·euse·s du Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon / Scénographie : Yannick Fouassier , Marlene Monteiro Freitas / Création lumière : Yannick Fouassier / Création son : Rui Antunes / Production : P.OR.K
Production Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon en collaboration avec P.OR.K / Commande originale de la Batsheva Dance Company, en coproduction avec Julidans et Montpellier Danse 2018

Une co-présentation Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Monnaie et Charleroi danse