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Sweat, Sweat, Sweat

(um conjunto de pequenos afrontamentos) (a set of small hot flushes)
Sónia Baptista Alkantara Festival
©Raquel Melgue
Past event
Dates and Schedules

24 to 26 November
Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 5 pm; Sunday, 4 pm


Sala Mário Viegas


€12 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction



Subtitles in Portuguese (CC) and English


If, twenty years ago, Sónia Baptista’s first series of short plays was the end of youth, this second series of short plays is the end of adulthood. If the first series of short plays celebrated the blossoming summer of desire and possibilities, this one marks the end of summer, the smell of the coming autumn, of changes that are foreseen, in body and spirit, of inhabiting a body that transforms and a state that settles, that is accepted, that is welcomed. In Chinese philosophy, a fifth season is observed, the late summer, an expectant period of preparation for a new, serene and comforting state. In the chronology of Sónia Baptista’s life, this is where she feels, sees herself, living a late summer, preparing for the other half of life, physically, emotionally, artistically. It is said that summer is nostalgic, that it brings many memories, memories of other summers. These little performance poems are perhaps, at heart, summer postcards. Wish you were here…



25 November
after the show
Reading and conversation with Sónia Baptista, with the presence of editor João Pedro Azul
Free entry, subject to room capacity.

In this book, Sódio, crystallized in poetic-discursive fragments, as I write on the first page, I offer little pieces of my emotional baggage, preserved, refined, matured, by the sodium-salt that passes through it, in different forms. Sodium from the body, salt from food, sodium-salt from things and causes and causes of things.
— Sónia Baptista

Cast and Creative

Creation and Interpretation Sónia Baptista Light Design Daniel Worm Video Aya Koretzky, Jorge Jácome, Raquel Melgue Scenic Space Bruno Bogarim, Raquel Melgue, Sónia Baptista Costumes Lara Torres, Sónia Baptista Production Direction Maria João Garcia Production consultant Elisabete Fragoso Communication Cláudia Duarte Participation Mariana Ricardo, Ana Pais, Joana Levi, Isabela Figueiredo, Joacine Katar Moreira, Alice Azevedo, Maayan Sophia Weisstub Editing Flan de Tal Coproduction Alkantara, Citemor, Circular, Paragem Coproduction Residency O Espaço do Tempo – Pró Dança Financial Support Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, GDA Foundation Project financed by Direção Geral das Artes Supports Hippotrip, Salina Greens, Central de Cervejas, Teatro Praga, Festival Queer Lisboa, Estúdios Vitor Córdon   Acknowledgments David Cabecinha, Carla Nobre Sousa, Armando Valente, Dina Magalhães, Nelson Guerreiro, Filipa Brito, João Pedro Azul, Isidro Paiva, Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, Mariana Ricardo, Joana Neves, Maria João Garcia, Carmen Inácio e sus Muchachos, Miguel Lobo Antunes, Daniel Tércio & Guest, Mário Afonso, Miguel Pereira, Guida Moura, Carla Bolito, Adriana Bolito, Margarida Campelo, Maria João Guardão, Cristina Correia, Ana Água, Alípio Padilha, João Lemos, João Ferreira, António Gouveia, Rodrigo Gomes, Inês Gonçalves, Sofia Fernandes, Miguel Freitas, Nanica, Patrícia Andrade


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