Archive NEXT 2022


Marlene Monteiro Freitas (Cape Verde / Portugal)

Minimum age 12+
90 minutes

Vital dance from bone to toe

"A fresh breath in contemporary dance." (Charlotte De Somviele over Marlene Monteiro Freitas in De Standaard)

Marlene Monteiro Freitas epitomises the new Portuguese dance. Inhabited by the grotesque figures of the carnivals of her Cape Verdian childhood, she creates tableaux of a strange grace. A new creation to round off the NEXT festival !

We know the artist for her abundant and expressionist pieces, exuberant in form. This new creation for six dancers plays with meanings. If Oss means bone in Creole, it's also an expression that the practitioners of karaté know well : it summarizes the actions of pushing and supporting. And then there's the bone as guardian and revealing ancient secrets and guarantee of anatomic orientations. But our Oss prefers a skeleton that is both solid and soft, turned upside down.

Closing party after the performance in the of le phenix 


Free buss:
  • 02/12: departure at 18:30 from Kortrijk (BK6)
  • 02/12: departuer at 18:30 from Villeneuve d'Ascq (Le méliès)

Choreography: Marlene Monteiro Freitas.
Assistant choreographer: Hsin-Yi Hsiang.
Performance: Bárbara Matos, Bernardo Graça, Joana Caetano, Maria João Pereira, Mariana Tembe, Rui João Costa, Sara Rebolo.
Creative assistants: Paulo Sérgio BEJu, Telmo Ferreira.
Light and space: Yannick Fouassier.
Sound: Rui Antunes. Dançando com a Diferença
Artistic director: Henrique Amoedo.
Produced by: Dançando com a Diferença, P.OR.K (Soraia Gonçalves, Joana Costa Santos - Lisbonne).
Co-produced by: CENDREV-Teatro Garcia Resende (Évora).
Co-directed by: Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse (Paris); Festival d’Automne à Paris.
With support from: Institut français.
With support by: Fonds Handicap & Société par Intégrance.