Guintche – live music version by Marlene Monteiro Freitas (CV/PT)

Marlene Monteiro Freitas (CV/PT)
Guintche – live music version
20 April @ 20:00 (doors open @ 19:00) + 21 April @ 19:00 (doors open @ 18:00)

“This piece derives from a person I drew as a memento of a concert. I called it Guintche and meanwhile it grew, acquired self-life, autonomy, rebelled. Guintche is a word in creole, cape-verdean spoken language; It is the name of a bird, the name of a prostitute, but it may stand as well for an attitude, the one of someone who jumps from an event to another, lacking coherence in his/her choices. Through its counter-intuitive structure, Guintche respond as a wax sculpture: it melts, it solidifies, it brakes, changes form… Yet, it keeps the same nature, that is to say, it remains the same wax.” – Marlene Monteiro Freitas

Choreography and Performance
: Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Live Music: Henri “Cookie” Lesguillier and Simon Lacouture (Drums)
Light: Yannick Fouassier
Sound: Tiago Cerqueira
Music: Johannes Krieger (trumpet), “Rotcha Scribida” de Amandio Cabral, Cookie (drums), Otomo Yoshihide (excerpt from a guitar solo), Anatol Waschke (shrapnel)
Costume: Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Catarina Varatojo (shorts)
Production: P.OR.K (Soraia Gonçalves, Carolina Goulart – Lisbon, PT)
Distribution: Key Performance (Stockholm, SE)
Coproduction: ZDB-Negócio,Lisboa (Lisbon, PT)
Artistic Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon, PT)
With the support of: Re.Al (Lisbon, PT), Forum Dança (Lisbon, PT), Bomba Suicida (Lisbon, PT)
Acknowledgements: Avelino Chantre, Pedro Lacerda, João Francisco Figueira, Anatol Waschke.