Marlene Monteiro Freitas
Israel Galván RI TE
Paris Intermission


The encounter between Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Israel Galvan was simply waiting to happen. An invisible thread seems to run between the Cape Verdean choreographer and the dancer from Seville. It is this thread which brings them together today in their unique project, RI TE Paris Intermission.

Their entry onto the contemporary dance scene represents, to all intents and purposes, a bomb going off in artistic circles. In relation to Israel Galvan, his flamenco novo has prompted a profound shift within the framework of representation. From La Metamorphosis to Arena or Lo Real, he has endeavoured to deconstruct the different genres – of flamenco and, going beyond that, of movement itself. That the path of this individual, penned by Georges Didi-Huberman as “a dancer of solitudes”, should cross that of Marlene Monteiro Freitas was something of a foregone conclusion. This choreographer and director, a proponent of metamorphoses, excels in her use of the register of the unknown. For her, Galvan is “a bird, a crow, I think. When he dances, he makes me dance”. Musicality is also a prominent feature in the work of both of these artists. RI TE Paris Intermission will be treating us to a succession of comings and goings, frictions, and seductions. Their common language will be that of the body. This RI TE promises to be both ritual and consecration, a dance which says it all.

RI TE Paris Intermission is an open rehearsal allowing the public to discover the creative process of Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Israel Galvan.
This proposal is subject to change every day. Its duration is variable, and limited to one hour.