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With gurning face and high-voltage hips, Marlene Monteiro Freitas electrified the stage in Guintche. Now she is reviving this eye-catching solo from 2010, augmented with live music by two virtuoso drummers.

While leaving a jazz concert, Marlene Monteiro Freitas drew a little character which she named “guintche”. In her native language, Portuguese-based Cape Verdean Creole, this word refers to a bird, a female sex worker or an attitude – switching randomly between two unconnected subjects. In 2010, the choreographer brought this image, a product of her imagination, to life in a solo. With gurning face, bulging eyes, tongue out, swaying goofily, dressed as a wrestler or a begloved dancer, she electrified the stage. This uppercut of a piece made her famous. Now revived and augmented by the live energy of two demented drummers, Henri “Cookie” Lesguillier and Simon Lacouture, Guintche (live version) condenses the world of an artist who has made the grotesque, the carnivalesque and the fusion of opposites her hallmark.




Piece for 3 performers – 2010

Dance company P.OR.K Associação Cultural Art direction Marlene Monteiro Freitas Performers Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Henri “Cookie” Lesguillier, Simon Lacouture Music Henri “Cookie” Lesguillier and Simon Lacouture (tympani), Johannes Krieger (trumpet, excerpt of Rotcha Scribida by Amândio Cabral), Otomo Yoshihide (excerpt from a solo guitar), Anatol Waschke (shrapnel) Sound design Tiago Cerqueira Stage design Yannick Fouassier and Marlene Monteiro Freitas Costumes Marlene Monteiro Freitas Light design Yannick Fouassier Technical team Yannick Fouassier (Director + light), Tiago Cerqueira (sound)

Production Soraia Gonçalves, Joana da Costa Santos (P.OR.K Lisbon) Coproduction Novo Negócio ZDB (Lisbon), Associação de Promoção Cultural (Lisbon) Residency hosted by O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon) With support from Re.Al (Lisbon), Forum Dança – Associação Cultural (Lisbon), Bomba Suicida – Associação de Promoção Cultural (Lisbon) and Avelino Chantre, Pedro Lacerda, João Francisco Figueira, Anatol Waschke