It’s a game with strict boundaries in which imagery and longing go hand in hand. It’s a puffed out void that bursts and hits you right into your chest. It’s whispering at the edge of actuality. Saudade – the sensation of lacking, grief for something beloved that disappeared or has never been here. Solo by a dancer and choreographer, Alica Minárová (SVK/CZE/DEU), who through the character of a stripper searches for natural sensuality that doesn’t deprive the female body of dignity by showing it.


Choreography, performing: Alica Minar

Dramaturgy: Šimon Peták

Music: Lukáš Palán

Light design and video production: Michal Horáček

Visual concept and solution: Denisa Švachová

Costume design: Judita Mejstříková

Photo: Anna Benháková, Richard Hodonický, Ján Petýrek

Video documentation: Jiří Jiráček


Žižkovská noc, Studio Alta, BuranTeatr, Nadace Život umělce, SE.S.TA, La Manufacture

Special thanks

Petr Dlouhý, Marie Svobodová, Anna Vtípilová, Laurent Valdés, Kateřina Uhrová, Giulio Zannol, Jan Szücz and Luděk Sedlář