Production Language English
Country of Origin Spain
Description Although the title refers to Euripides’ tragedy, you will not find Dionysus, Pentheus, Agave, or any other classical characters in Bacchae: Prelude to a Purge. Instead, Cape Verde-born choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas seizes on the idea of organized mayhem and creates a sui generis theater work in which movement, dance, and music-making are fully integrated—all with a hint of Dadaism. Eight dancers and five trumpeters are our guides into the depth of the human psyche where irrationality and madness dwell. Monteiro Freitas, a force in the European theater scene, leads the audience on a wild theatrical and emotional ride.