US PREMIERE
Bacchae: Prelude to a Purge
Nov 7—Nov 9, 2019
 
Dance | Theater | Music

Bacchae: Prelude to a Purge
Choreography by Marlene Monteiro Freitas

BAM DEBUT

 

A raucous, Dadaist carnival processes onstage to the sounds of Brazilian funk, clown antics, pop, and Bolero.

In this wildly delirious new work, Cape Verdean-born, Lisbon-based choreographer and performance artist Marlene Monteiro Freitas dares you to traverse the order and wild chaos of Euripides—and ultimately, the depths of the human psyche. This is not for the faint of heart.

 

Set and lighting design by Yannick Fouassier
Sound design by Tiago Cerqueira

Produced by P.OR.K (Lisbon, PT)

Co-produced by TNDM II (Lisbon, PT); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE); steirischer herbst festival (Graz, AT) & Alkantara (Lisbon, PT) with the support of NXTSTP - Culture Program of the European Union; NorrlandsOperan (Umeå, SE); Festival Montpellier Danse 2017 (Montpellier, FR); Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy (Annecy, FR) & La Bâtie - Festival de Genève (Geneva, CH) within the frame of the FEDER of the Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020 program; Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT); Le Cuvier - Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FR); HAU - Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, DE); International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg, DE); Athens and Epidaurus Festival (Athens, GR); Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich, DE); Kurtheater Baden (Baden, CH); SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, NL); Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, CH); Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil - Centre dramatique national (Montreuil, FR); Les Spectacles Vivants / Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR)

 
Note: This show contains strong language and some audience members may find the images and themes unsettling.
 
RUN TIME
2hrs
VENUE
TICKET INFO
TICKETS START AT  $30
 

Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by The SHS Foundation and

Harkness

 

Support for Bacchae: Prelude to a Purge provided by the BAM Harvey Fund

 

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