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The Anger! The Fury!

Alkantara Festival
Sónia Baptista
©Raquel Melgue
Dates and Schedules

28 and 29 November
Saturday, 21h; Sunday, 17h30


Sala Luís Miguel Cintra

Age Restriction

Age rate pending


In Horace’s Epistles  this maxim is exposed for the first time: Ira furor brevis est. Anger is temporary madness. How long does this state of emotional urgency last? This vehement passion? For three minutes? In half-hour cycles? Or are we able, in a minute, to go from placidity to anger, to wrath, to fury? How do we build dramaturgically and emotionally a succession of these moments? What shape do they have, what shape do they take, these passions? Are they monstrous? Are we, monstrous? Sonia Baptista draws this new show from her research and reflection on classical texts, contemporary philosophical texts, expressions of popular culture, essays on society and gender, on ecofeminism and on the desire for a punk experience that challenges the status quo.

The Alkantara Festival returns in November to Lisbon with an international and experimental program of dance, theatre, performance, talks and discussions. Meeting, sharing and public discussion space, the Alkantara Festival presents in absolute premiere at teatro São Luiz the shows Tafukt, by choreographer Radouan Mriziga, The Anger! The Fury!, by choreographer and playwright Sónia Baptista, and also a set of performances, talks and discussions of the Terra Batida network, based on investigations in different regions of Portugal, around socio-environmental conflicts.

The full program of the festival will be available from September at alkantara.pt.

Co-production: Centro Cultural de Belém, Culturgest, Teatro do Bairro Alto, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II and São Luiz Teatro Municipal

Alkantara is a non-profit cultural association funded by the República Portuguesa | Cultura/ Direcção-Geral das Artes e Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Cast and Creative

Direction, Writing and Interpretation Sonia Baptista Co-creation and Interpretation Joana Levi, Teresa Silva, Ana Valentim, Daniel Pizamiglio, Paulo Pascoal, João Nunes Monteiro Scenic space Raquel Melgue, Mariana Gomes, Sara Ivone Costumes João Caldas Light design Daniel Worm Video Rita Barbosa,Jorge Jácome, Ana Libório Original score Rakta, Rodrigo Vaiapraia, Mynda Guevara Dramaturgical follow up/essays/conversations Patrícia Azevedo da Silva, Gisela Casimiro, Laura Erber Scientific consultant Dr. Ana Cardoso Oliveira Digital platform Raquel Melgue Publication Clara Amaral, Raquel Melgue Production direction Elisabete Fragoso Executive producer Maria Albergaria Communication Cláudia Duarte Stage photography Alípio Padilha Filming of the show Maria Braga Supports/Residencies Gaivotas 6, Espaço Alkantara, Estúdios EVC, O Espaço do Tempo,Companhia Olga Roriz Co-production Alkantara, TAGV/Festival End and São Luiz Teatro Municipal


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