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Sophia's Journey

Artistic File

Text - Sophia de Mello Breyner

Staging - José Gil, Natacha Costa Pereira and Sofia Olivença Vinagre

Puppeteers - José Gil, Natacha Costa Pereira and Sofia Olivença Vinagre

Narration - Carla Vasconcelos

Sonoplasty - Natacha Costa Pereira

Construction and Puppet Costumes - Natacha Costa Pereira

Scene objects - José Gil and Natacha Costa Pereira

Scenic structures - José Gil

Music: Israel Costa Pereira

Light Design - Daniel Santos

Photography - Joaquim Pesqueira

Consulting - Ilda Velez

Production - SAMarionetas

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Duration: 43 minutes / rating: over 3 years

Stage with black box

The SAMarionetas company presents its new production based on the text The journey of the book Contos Exemplares de Sophia de Mello Breyner. This is a journey that is being made through the characters of the story represented in puppets of direct manipulation that move in poetic wanderings through a place in constant mutation. The read word and the disconcerting movement of the imaginary world where all the action takes place is the motto for getting involved in the imagery of the poet through her words.


We will have versions of the show

in French, Spanish, English and Chinese

"The Journey, one of the Exemplary Tales by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, recreated by SA Marionetas, can be interpreted as the path of life, a journey full of losses and without return, because all the choices are irreversible.

In this recreation made by the Alcobacense group, two faceless puppets bring life to the man and woman, protagonists of the tale (are we not all anonymous puppets ??)… The clarity of Sophia's word accompanies the whole performance, giving her the solemn magic in which the manipulators move, three silent figures, almost invisible… The delicacy of the gestures, the simple beauty of the scenery and the objects are the homage that Sophia would like, in a show in which the poetic word and the action are perfectly combined . In the end, the sound of Israel Costa Pereira's guitar leads us to believe that something exists beyond the abyss ... "


Ilda Velez, teacher

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"Absolutely delighted with the national premiere of A Viagem de Sophia, the latest production by SA Marionetas. Starting with the decisive election of this exemplary tale by Sophia de Mello Breyner, going through her irreproachable reading that drives the piece, the selection of props, the choice and handling of the soundtrack and stage lights and ending in an inspired and categorical way as José Gil, Sofia Vinagre and Natacha Pereira dramatize and work the text scenically. Unforgettable that delicious moment when the audience makes water from the river and they swim around the audience (…). "


J osé Alberto Vasco, journalist

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