Marlene Monteiro Freitas (CV/​PT)
Of Ivory and Flesh - statues also suffer

24. oktober 2017

Past showings

19:00, Store scene

In cooperation with Codafestivalen

Seven statues wake up to a new life on stage. They move mechanically to the rhythms of pop music, oriental sounds and live percussion as they try to transform themselves into humans. Marlene Monteiro Freitas draws upon Ovid’s tale of the sculptor Pygmalion whose immortal love of an ivory statue makes it come alive and studies this poetic metamorphosis with and ensemble of music and dancers. The audience is invited to a ball populated by grotesque figures and statues that move clumsily and jerkily, almost like puppets, yet infused with inner yearnings for feeling and love.

  • Extra credits Støttet av ACCCA – Companhia Clara Andermatt (Lisboa)
  • Duration 80 minutter