Jaguar: a dance performance and a puppet theatre at Campo Alegre

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The definition of the performance that takes to the stage at the auditorium of Theatre Campo Alegre, on 24th October, at 7pm is themed "Jaguar". But this theme extends to other interpretations; Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Andreas Merk stage a dance performance and a puppet theatre and activate individual feelings and notions that will have universal meaning.

"Jaguar is an excerpt, a hunting scene or a haunted hunting scene", Marlene Monteiro Freitas.

Marlene Monteiro Freitas was born in Cabo Verde, where she cofounded the Compass dance group. She departed to Brussels, where she studied at the École Supérieure de dance and then goes to Lisbon trough the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She has worked with Emmanuelle Huynh, Loïc Touzé, Tânia Carvalho, Boris Charmatz, just to mention a few.

She authored the plays "Bacantes - Prelúdio para uma Purga" (2017), "Jaguar" jointly with Andreas Merk (2015), "de marfim e carne - as estátuas também sofrem" (2014), "Paraíso - colecção privada" (2012-13), "(M)imosa" with Trajal Harrell, François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea (2011), "Guintche" (2010), "A Seriedade do Animal" (2009-10), "A Improbabilidade da Certeza" (2006),"Larvar" (2006) and "Primeira Impressão" (2005).

The play "Jaguar" was awarded, in 2017, the Best Choreography Prize by the Portuguese Society of Authors (PSA). In 2018, the Biennial of Venice granted Marlene the Silver Lion, in the Dance category. She is the cofounder of P.OR.K, a production company headquartered in Lisbon.