Marlene Monteiro Freitas

about the author

Marlene Monteiro Freitas was born in Cabo Verde where she was co-founder and member of the dance group Compass. She studied at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), at E.S.D. and at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon). She worked with Emmanuelle Huynn, Loic Touzé, Tânia Carvalho, Boris Charmatz, among others. Her creations include Of Ivory and Flesh—Statues also Suffer (2014); Paradise—Private Collection (2012–13); (M)imosa (2011), a project developed with Trajal Harell, François Chaignaud, and Cecilia Bengolea; Guintche (2010); A Seriedade do Animal (2009–10); Uns e Outros (2008); A Improbabilidade da Certeza (2006); Larvar (2006); Primeira Impressão (2005). The common denominator of these works is openness, impurity, and intensity. She is the co-founder of P.OR.K, a structure of production based in Lisbon.

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Aberrant Nuptials
(in DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials )
keywords: Robert Schumann, Roland Barthes