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30 minutes

Ages 1 to 5


School audience - 20 children + 4 adults

Families - 15 children and 15 adults

A show that tenderly takes us on a turbulent journey to the moments before our birth, in a slightly delirious representation of what we may have experienced inside our mother's womb. And after helping Baby the protagonist come into the world, we will all be born again with some cuddles and shakes. And it comes with a second birth certificate duly stamped by Caótica!

“Na Barriga” is a delicate theatrical poem, a visual ode to the birth of a baby. Sitting inside a “womb tent”, the audience (parents and children) watch the likely recreation of an intrauterine environment, circus-like and good-humoured, helping lost sperm, eating cookies and dealing with a thousand other surprises that only happen inside a mother’s belly, in order to be born a second time, squeezing through a tight exit sleeve. Unabashed, intelligent, simple and unpretentious: tremendously and subtly effective.


Concept, direction and scenography Caroline Bergeron

Performed by Catarina Santana

Soundtrack António-Pedro

Dressmaker Chloé Maxin

Light Design André Calado

Created after a workshop commissioned by CCB / Fábrica das Artes 

Residência - Teatro Maria Matos

Supported by

República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes e Câmara Municipal de Lisboa


Centro Cultural de Belém ( Lisboa)


Festival Sementes (Almada), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisboa), Cine-Teatro Municipal João Mota (Sesimbra), Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita (Barreiro), Cine-Teatro S. Pedro (Abrantes), Fórum Cultural José Manuel Figueiredo (Baixa da Banheira – Moita), Teatro Sá da Bandeira (Santarém), Teatro Aveirense (Aveiro), Biblioteca Municipal de Águeda, Centro Cultural de Belém ( Lisboa), CAE - Centro das Artes e do Espectáculo (Sever do Vouga)​, Cine-Teatro Sobral de Monte Agraço

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