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Where: Praça da República (In front of Paços do Concelho) - Borba

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

The Municipality of Borba proposes a voyage through the History of Portugal by way of the Battle of Montes Claros for the night of 18 June.

The show will take place in the emblematic Praça da República, with the magnificent Building of the Paços do Concelho as the backdrop.

It will be on the façade of this building that the videomapping session will take place. This will accompany the voyage of the most striking episodes of Portuguese history. Street theatre, fire, light and a new circus are some of the arts that we propose for a night not to be forgotten, in a production signed by Artelier? - Plataforma das Artes de Rua.

18JUN

FIRE SCULPTURES - NIGHT OF FIRE AND LIGHT

What: Music

 

TALES IN HERITAGE

When: 9.30 p.m.

Where: Alandroal Castle

 

What: Heritage

 

16JUN 

 The emblematic Alandroal Castle wall will serve as a stage to receive storytellers that will make us travel to an enchanted world, making us relive stories and stories that have helped us grow.

Praça Arraiolos

 

11:00 a.m.

Javier Colli and Sebastian Ríos: Chamamé (Argentina)

Chamamé is a cultural manifestation that covers a style of music and dance specific to the province of Corrientes in Argentina. Its influence goes as far as east of Charco, north of Santa Fé and north of Entre Rios.

 

Centro Interpretativo do Tapete Arraiolos

12:00 a.m.

Debate + Video: “Original Mexican Textiles”

Marieta Bracho, Director of the National Museum of Masks in San Luis Potosí - Mexico.

What: Música

 

Where: Praça de Arraiolos               Centro Interpretativo do Tapete Arraiolos

 

10JUN

MASTERCLASS

11:30 a.m.

ISHTO JUEVEZ - Guatemala

5:30 p.m.

MARIELA CONDO - Equador

11JUN

SHOWCASES

What: Music

 

Where: Montemor-o-Novo

11JUN

SHOWCASES

What: Music

 

When: 9:00 p.m.

 

Where: Arraiolos

FRANCESCA ANCAROLA - Chile

What: Music

Where: Parque de Feiras e Exposições

Reguengos de Monsaraz

 

The Reguengos Emotions Festival will take place at Reguengos de Monsaraz on 9 and 10 June at the same time as the Santo António Festivities.

The Event considers music as an omnipresent element in the culture of mankind and an artistic manifestation that influences our society and our youths. This Festival will provide the public with moments of leisure and cultural manifestations closely linked to the youth, but accessible to audiences of all ages, being understood as an element enhancing intergenerational identity.     

The Reguengos Emotions Festival will bring the best DJs in the country who will translate the musical tastes of the young Portuguese audience and bring life to the June nights of Reguengos.

09JUN - 10JUN

REGUENGOS EMOTIONS

Where: Montemor-o-Novo Secondary School Pavilion

 

When: 9.45 p.m.

 

Adorabilis creates a ritual space filled with bodies in a state of emergency and acts as a fictional machine that resides in three exposed and victimized presences through invisible tensions.

In a state of alert, the interactions between these presences are constantly inspected by a virtual energetic eye, it not being clear whether its nature is authoritarian or passive, whether it is controlled or instead cares. This digital performer quartet may also have the power of suggesting to the audience that performers as well as scenic spaces are more relevant at that moment.

 

Jonas & Lander use the richness of cultural and natural biodiversity to create a labyrinthine dance. Light, sound and setting are autonomous elements that interfere in the behaviour and in the reactions of the performers, as rain, night or spring are decisive elements in the life of animals.

 

GOD IS A SHARK

 

We are all

We are all like small fish

Inside a small fish ball

And God

God is like a Shark

Responsible for us, I gather

 

We are all

We are all like small fish

Who try

Who try not to drown

And God

God is like a Big Brother

He watches over us going up

And down

 

We are all

We are all like small fish

God can be the fisherman

God

Is a great, great lover of sushi

And when someone is caught

We say Amen

 

To swim

We all swim endlessly

We swim to no man’s land

And God

Is a giant octopus

Older than the old Big Ben

 

The Godfather

He expects a lot from us

But we are nothing but minute fishes, small, small

And so

Because we all carry the memory of a fish

In the end we are nothing but little goats

 

God,

Oh, God is a shark, a giant shark

We are but minute fishes, small, small

A shark, an omnipresent shark, a silver plated shark, a lifeguard of a flock of little goats

 

Music and lyrics: Jonas&Lander

10JUN

ADORABILIS BY JONAS&LANDER

What: Dance

 

Artistic data sheet

Creation: Jonas&Lander
Performers: Jonas Lopes, Lander Patrick, Lewis Seivwright
Wardrobe: Carlota Lagido based on ideas by Jonas&Lander
Light design: Carlos Ramos
Sound: Lander Patrick
Digital animation: Web4Humans
Management: [PI] Produções Independentes | Tânia M. Guerreiro
Co-production: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal and Centro Cultural Vila Flor
 

Artist residences: O Espaço do Tempo, Alkantara, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Centro de Experimentação Artística no Vale da Amoreira/Câmara Municipal da Moita, Artemrede/Projeto Odisseia, DeVIR/CAPa, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa/Pólo Cultural | Gaivotas Boavista, PACT Zollverein, Sín Culture Centre Budapeste, Graner/Mercat de les Flors, Nave
 

Support to internationalisation: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
 

Age group: to be classified

 

+ Information: telephone 266 898 100

What: Street entertainment

 

Where: Arraiolos Historic Centre

When: All day

 

9JUN - 18JUN

MEDIAEVAL MARKET

Street entertainment in a context of culture and heritage, seeking to ally the artistic and entertainment components with everyday life and with the historic-cultural context of the venue.

4:30 p.m.

Didactic concert given by Javier Colli and Sebastián Ríos

What: Music

 

10JUN

MASTERCLASS

Where: Montemor-o-Novo

What: Musicc, Artist residence and Street entertainment

 

Where: Streets and squares of Évora ! Montemor-o-Novo ! Arraiolos

 

In the year that Lisbon is the Iberian-American Capital of Culture, Évora, Montemor-o-Novo and Arraiolos serve as a huge square of encounters, with breezes from the Atlantic and Mediterranean Oceans in an ancestral embrace that defines Iberian-American cultures. The music that zigzagged from the south to the north of the Mediterranean crossed seas, took on new rhythms, was shaken by the salty breeze of the Atlantic, now returns to the Alentejo, a huge square that merges oceans, creates bridges and ties, bringing peoples and cultures that are physically far from each other together. The music, like any other artistic manifestation, is a window opening onto the culture of peoples. Between 7 and 11 June we shall watch and experience sounds, tinted by the warm hues of Iberian-American cultures, not at the window but in the squares and streets of Évora, Montemor and Arraiolos.    

7JUN - 11JUN

EXHIBITION OF IBERIAN--AMERICAN CULTURES

Brother is a concept for 7 performers which establishes a relationship of complementarity with their previous work HU(R)MAN. In both, the emphasis is on the dance that exists in a group context, but they differ from each other in their temporal references and composition processes. If in Hu(r)man one turns to abstract and formal urban contemporary dance, in brother I look at a common ancestry and look for the affinity and similarity that have survived generational passages and that are reminiscent in bodies and dance that even today is being developed.

What do we look for through dance?

 

Brother is shaped through the constant mimicry between performers that is the driving force of movement, behaviour and patterns. A non-verbal vocabulary is developed, which is regenerated and transmutes as time goes by through compromise or de-blockers that is manifested in each one. Mobile bridges appear and disappear between now and then.

 

On a large scale, it is a reflection on heritage, memory, codes and learning and tuition processes.

 

Brother is also a bothersome "bother". An attempt for a common pulse, a feeling of belonging and fondness, an assumed frailty caused by the awareness of loss and finitude. A pleasant night in this pleasant spot.

Where: Montemor-o-Novo Secondary School Pavilion

What: Dance

 

When: 9.45 p.m.

 

BROTHER 
BY MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

9JUN

Artistic data sheet

Director and choreographer: Marco da Silva Ferreira

Assistant director: Mara Andrade

Performers: Anaísa Lopes, Cristina Planas Leitão, Duarte Valadares, Vítor Fontes;  Filipe Caldeira, Max Makowski and Marco da Silva Ferreira

Technical director and lights: Wilma Moutinho

Music (live): Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins

Executive producer: Célia Machado

Technician: Cláudia Valente

Production: Pensamento avulso, associação de artes performativas

Co-production: Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli e Campo Alegre, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Centre Choéographique National de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval Pick

Partrners (residences): o espaço do tempo, Centro de Criação de Candoso- Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Quinta do Rio

 

Age group: to be classified

 

+ Information: telephone 266 898 100

Artistic data sheet

Concept, artistic direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante

Lights: Thomas Walgrave

Sound: Coolgate, Pedro Augusto

Assistant playwright: Fernando J. Ribeiro

Assistant stage director and assistant to rehearsals: Alface (Cátia Leitão), Antonia Buresi 

Assistant stage director, assistant to rehearsal and assistant technician: Tiago Gandra

Performers in Lisbon: Adriana Melo, Augusto Amado, Beatriz Garrucho, Beatriz Pires, Daniela Casimiro, David Andrade, Diogo Cadete, Eduardo Molina, Fábio Anunciação, Fernando Couto, Filipa Nascimento, João Reis Moreira, Lídia Alves, Maria Matos, Mariana Sá Marques, Marina Leonardo, Melanie Marques, Nuno Violante, Rafaella Theodoro, Raquel de Lima, Rita Rocha Silva, Sara Jardim, Soraia Sampaio Dos Santos, Teresa Roxo e Vera Lagoa

Production director: Mónica Samões

Production and dissemination: Andrea Sozzi

Executive producer: Joana Duarte

Production: casaBranca

Coproduction: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, (Lisbon, Portugal), Jonk - ny internationell scenkonst för unga (Jönköping, Sweden), Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil(CDN, France), Le phénix - scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création(France) Le Boulon Centre National des Arts de la Rue de Vieux-Condé (France)

Support: Câmara Municipal de Lagos,  Espaço Alkantara, LAC - Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, SIN Arts and Culture Centre (Budapest), Companhia Olga Roriz

CasaBranca is a structure funded by the Portuguese Republic /Culture/General Directorate of Arts

Photo: Ana Borralho & João Galante

 

Age group: Over 14

+ information:  telephone 266 898 100

Where: Cineteatro Curvo Semedo - Montemor-o-Novo

 

What: Theatre

When: 6.30 p.m.

 

A deadly game in pursuit of happiness.
The game as a source of speech.
Feast and play as enabling elements of joy, misfortune, intimacy and escape to solitude.

A reality game between sadness and joy.
 
 Have you ever felt on edge?

What is easier, to forget or to forgive?
Ever you ever felt attracted to anyone in your family?
What do you long for in your past?
Do you repent at all for something you have done?
Tells us of a time when you felt closer to your parents or to only one of them.
Have you ever betrayed someone, or have you ever been betrayed?
Tell us about an experience when someone spent a lot of money on you.
Describe your the worst experience in your life.
What has been the most hectic or dangerous moment in your life?
Is it inevitable for us to copy our parents’ behaviours?
What do you think is more worthwhile to work for?

9JUN

TRIGGER OF HAPPINESS
BY ANA BORRALHO AND JOÃO GALANTE

Artistic data sheet

Text: Frank Wedekind
Translation: José Maria Vieira Mendes
With: André e Teodósio, Cláudia Jardim, Cláudio Fernandes, Diogo Bento, Gonçalo C. Ferreira, João Abreu, Mafalda Banquart, Óscar Silva, Rafaela Jacinto, Sara Leite e Xana Novais
Lighting: Daniel Worm D’Assumpção
Original Music and sound: Miguel Lucas Mendes
Sound operator: João Neves

Scenography: Bárbara Falcão Fernandes
Wardrobe: Joana Barrios

Main Seamstress: Rosário Balbi
Production: Bruno Reis
Executive Producer: Bernardo de Lacerda
A co-production: Teatro Praga, Centro Cultural de Belém, Teatro Nacional São João e Teatro Viriato

Artist residence and preview: 23 Milhas – Casa Cultura Ílhavo

 

Age classification:  Over 16

+ Information: telephone 266 898 100

10JUN

SPRING AWAKENING, A TRAGEDY OF YOUTH
BY TEATRO PRAGA

Where: Cineteatro Curvo Semedo

Montemor-o-Novo

What: Theatre

 

When: 5.30 p.m.

 

Spring Awakening, a tragedy of youth, is a play written in 1891 by Frank Wedekind about a group of adolescents in conflict with conservative and moralistic society. Wedekind´s text finishes with a talk between two living people and one dead person in a graveyard by Wendla Bergmann’s grave, a 13 year old girl who died a victim of abortion forced on her by her own mother. Her lover Melchior Gabor, receives a visit from his best friend, Moritz Stiefel, who carries his head under his arm. Moritz killed himself because he failed his exams and could not face his parents. He came to offer his hand to Melchior in an invitation to death. Alas, Melchior accepts someone else’s hand, that of the “Gentleman in disguise”, a springtime figure who prevents yet another death and who, incidentally, in the première, in Max Reinhardt’s staging was acted by Wedekind himself.
This final image summarizes the plot. Cruelty and love among equals, generational intolerance and suicide are some of the highlights of the interpretative tradition of this text.
The Theatre of Prague, invited by the Centro Cultural de Belém, comes back to us, after having shown the “Avarento ou A última festa” (The Miser or The Last Feast - text by J. M. Vieira Mendes after Molière), a classic of dramatic literature, to include in a text and in canonical theatre, the place of those who are excluded from the status quo.
We intend, therefore, to mould lyrical expressionism of a loose-fitting adolescence with a language that escapes the rigid separation of cynicism/sincerity; poetical/rational as if it flew over whatever is being built as if it did not belong to them.
If in the “The Miser” the idea was to think of a house occupied by the Theatre of Prague after the expulsion of the “old man”, “Spring awakening” will bring us a house occupied by a puberty far away from Nature, total surrender from body to body, the creation of identities, through an emancipatory rite, but also resisting all traditional norms. This will be a place where the cohabitation of languages is paramount and where references will blend together, where despair is life and suicide a victory. This show goes on looking for a humankind still to be invented.

Where: Praça do Giraldo             Palácio do Barrocal

 

What: Music

 

When: View description

 

Praça do Giraldo

7:00 p.m.

LILI DEL SOL - Columbia

Young Columbian artist with a special interest in the musical roots of Latin America, blends of rhythms and new demands. Voice, harp and guitar are the basis of her proposal.

 

7:50 p.m.

JAVIER COLLI - Argentinian

Recognised by his virtuosity when playing the accordion, he has been on tour all over the country taking with him the music of the coast. “Sonido litoral” (coastal sound) is a summary of his work of recent years.

 

8:50 p.m.

MIGUEL SOLER - Spain

Recognised by his virtuosity when playing the accordion, he has been on tour all over the country taking with him the music of the coast. “Sonido litoral” (coastal sound) is a summary of his work of recent years.

 

9:50 p.m.

FLAVIA DANTAS -Brazil

She is a singer and composer from Rio de Janeiro. With a very emotional proposal, Flávia Dantas possesses a very sweet and flowing voice that moves with true skill between samba, bossa nova, jazz, baião and MPB (Brazilian Popular Music).

 

10:50 p.m.

EL TUYERO ILUSTRADO - Venezuela

Edward Ramírez and Rafa Pino show us their vision of the “joropo central venezolano” (kind of traditional dance and music from Venezuela) played only with cuatro (chordofone), maracas and buche (voice).

Palácio do Barrocal - INATEL

11:45 p.m.

EXIB MÚSICA OFF CIUDAD

ESPIRITO NATIVO

9JUN

SHOWCASES

Where: Praça do Giraldo             Palácio do Barrocal

 

What: Music

 

When: View description

 

Praça do Giraldo

6:00 p.m.

RUSÓ SALA - Spain

Considered one of the most unique and intimate voices of the current music scene, Rusó Sala sings her own Mediterranean compositions.

 

6:50 p.m.

MARIELA CONDO - Ecuador

She is a singer, songwriter and composer from Ecuador. In 2007 she recorded her first record that brought together unpublished songs in kichwa.

 

7:50 p.m.

FRANCESCA ANCAROLA - Chile

Singer and composer from Santiago, Chile, her work combines the wealth of South American folklore and the colours and structures of jazz.

 

8:50 p.m.

FRED MARTINS - Brazil

Outstanding among the artists of his generation, the singer and composer Fred Martins offers a very varied repertoire of his own work, closely related to the musical tradition of the craftsman of Brazilian songs. With a specific and contemporary style, his compositions dialogue with samba, bossa nova and the music of the Northeast, mixing elements of rock and other styles.

 

9:50 p.m.

LA TRINI - Spain

Trinidad Álvarez Beltrán, La Trini, was born in Córdoba and has a unique style: it is a mixture of Latin jazz, boleros and Andalusian music.

 

10:50 p.m.

OMIRI - Portugal

Omiri is one of the most original projects in the reinvention of traditional Portuguese music. Omiri is a mixture of already forgotten musical practices brought together in a single show, rendering them permeable and accessible to life today, synchronising forms and music of Portuguese rural tradition with the language of urban culture.

Palácio do Barrocal - INATEL

11:45 p.m.

EXIB MÚSICA OFF CIUDAD

JOANA CAPELA PIRES E A GUITARRA DE JOÃO FERNANDES

ZE SOARES TRIO

10JUN

SHOWCASES

Where: Praça do Giraldo             Palácio do Barrocal

 

What: Music

 

When: View description

 

Praça do Giraldo

6:00 p.m.

ISHTO JUEVEZ - Guatemala

Guatemalan singer-songwriter on a continuous tour with music that sounds like Central American tap dance, gypsy music and cumbia with a touch of swing and a hint of blues, songs that speak of the pursuit of one’s identity and the subsequent journeys of the artist in this dialogue.

5:50 p.m.

CRISTIANA AGUAS - Portugal

Cristiana Águas, one of the most important voices in the new generation of fado singers, sings with talent, emotion and an undeniable vital force.

7:50 p.m.

NACIÓN EKEKO - Argentina

The Nación Ekeko project was conceived from journeys, from an encounter with Latin American characters, from compiled songs and refrains. A musical journey through the landscape that mixes electronic sounds with pre-Columbian instruments and new technologies blended into a performance that celebrates rhythm and dance.

 

8:50 p.m.

VIVIANE - Portugal

Singer, composer and Portuguese songwriter presents her music that has no borders or classifications, where fado, chanson française, gypsy jazz, bossa-nova and Latin American music are revisited in the light of an acute, elegant and sophisticated pop sensitivity.

 

9:50 p.m.

EL NAÁN - Spain

From Cerrato palentino (area in Spain – Palencia, Burgos and Valladolid), El Naán places Castellan folk in full 21st century, by using appealing artistic codes in their performance with a very strong and dynamic visual component and the passionate interpretation of a repertory of extreme beauty and aesthetic quality.

 

19:50 p.m.

DUENDE JOSELE - Spain

Artistic name and poet from Extremadura, Spain, José Manuel Díez, singer and main songwriter of the musical group “El desván del duende” for the past 12 years, returned in 2014 with a new name DUENDE JOSELE and an exceptional band of 5 musicians, also from Extremadura.

Palácio do Barrocal - INATEL

11:45 p.m.

EXIB MÚSICA OFF CIUDAD

ZANGUIZARRA

8JUN

SHOWCASES

“Connecting Creative Ecosystems” intends to promote the debate and presentation of crosscutting cultural subjects and fields, approaching not only the performative and visual arts but also of the field of knowledge targeted at the specificities of places with a low population density, although with a more comprehensive vision and in line with an international perspective. It will seek to reflect on the very notion of a creative ecosystem; on the new functions and nature of the "cultural object" and creative processes in the age of digital technology and globalization; on the constraints and potential of creative ecosystems in regions such as Alentejo or similar; on the relations that these regions can establish with more dynamic/populated contexts and with similar regions; on the elements of differentiation, integration and affirmation of cultural diversity in the European area; among others.

INTERNACIONAL CONFERENCE

CONNECTING CREATIVE ECOSYSTEMS

Where: Garcia de Resende Theatre - Évora

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

7JUN - 8JUN 

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique and came to Portugal when he was 4 years old but Mozambique (the show) creates his biography as if he had remained there. In order to make this life story credible we enforced his ties to his country’s History. Jorge Andrade is now part of Mozambique’s History.

Where: Montemor-o-Novo Secondary School Pavilion

What: Theatre

 

When: 9.45 p.m.

 

MOZAMBIQUE
BY MALA VOADORA

8JUN

Artistic Data Sheet

Text and direction: Jorge Andrade

With:  Bruno Huca, Isabél Zuaa, Jani Zhao, Jorge Andrade, Matamba Joaquim, Tânia Alves, Welket Bungué  

Scenography: José Capela

Wardrobe: José Capela and executed by Aldina Jesus

Video: ANIMA and Bruno Canas

Soundtrack: Rui Lima e Sérgio Martins

Lights: Rui Monteiro

Choreography: Bruno Huca

Stage Photographs: Bruno Simão and José Carlos Duarte

Promotional Image: António MV

Promotional Video: Jorge Jácome and Marta Simões

Assistant: Francisco Campos Lima

Production Director: Joana Costa Santos

Support to production and communication: Jonathan da Costa

Management and cultural programming: Vânia Rodrigues

Supports: CAAA, Centro Cultural Português – Maputo / Instituto Camões, Hotel Peninsular, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Teatro Nacional São João

Acknowledgements: Agostinho Félix Trindade, Alessandra de Silos Brito, Alexandre Zhao, Amilton Alissone, Dai Jing Zhen, Ekaterina Solomina, Filipe Branquinho, Graça Sousa, Inês Afonso, Luís Santos, Marta Félix, Moldursant, Pia Kramer, Ricardo Areias, Rita Couto, Vanda Marques, Vitor Pinto, Zhao Jia Liang 

Artist residence: O Espaço do Tempo 

Co-produçction: Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli/Campo Alegre, Teatro Viriato

 

Age classification:  Over 12

 

+ Information: telephone 266 898 100

What: Artist residence

 

Where: Convent of S. Domingos, Galeria 9Ocre, Streets, Squares and Municipal Town Hall - Montemor-o-Novo

 

Between 5 and 14 May 2017, the 1st International encounter of watercolours will take place in Montemor-o-Novo with the participation of the following artists: Anna Ivanova and Anna Shevtsova – from Russia;  António Giacomin and Eudes Correia – from  Brazil;  Blanca Alvarez and Miguel Linares Rios – from Spain;  Didier Brot – from France.

5JUN - 14JUN

1ST INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTER OF WATERCOLOURS OF MONTEMOR-O-NOVO

Artistic data sheet

Concept and Artistc Direction: Cláudia Dias

Invited Artist: Luca Bellezze

Text: Cláudia Dias

Performers: Cláudia Dias and Luca Bellezze

Critical View – Sete Anos Sete Peças: Jorge Louraço Figueira

Scenography and Lights: Thomas Walgrave

Assistance: Karas

Animation: Bruno Canas

Technical Direction: Nuno Borda De Água

Production: Alkantara

Co-production : Maria Matos Teatro Municipal; Teatro Municipal do Porto

Acknowledgments: Ângelo Alves, Anselmo Dias, Ilda Figueiredo, José Goulão,

Jorge Cadima, Paulo Costa

Artist Residencies: Teatro Municipal do Porto/Teatro do Campo Alegre; O

Espaço do Tempo; Centro Cultural Juvenil de Santo Amaro – Casa Amarela

Age Classification:  Over 6

+ Information: telephone 266 898 100

What: Theatre and Dance

Where: Venue still to be announced - Montemor-o-Novo

 

When: 6.30 p.m.

 

When I was a child, I used to be fascinated when watching, like many people in my generation, Vasco Granja’s Television Programmes and I was delighted by those cartoons where they made words from plasticine, cardboard or even from a single line. Thirty years later, give or take, I convene this world, namely Osvaldo Cavandoli’s work, to this second creation of the Sete Anos Sete Peças (Seven Years, Seven Items) project.

 

Taking into account that a straight line is the shortest line one can trace between two dots, this one is the starting point chosen by me and by Luca Bellezze for the creation of a sort of live cartoon warped from a thread. In a “frame to frame” viewpoint, we will create a visual and audio story, which will depict short singular aspects of contemporary life.

 

In a time when dividing lines, borders, barriers, the frontlines and targets of warfare conflicts, the ranks and lines of identification of the drama of the refugees, the respect for the maritime boundaries of nations, the tough lines of radical factions for political and religious organizations are common, we want to work on a uniting line capable of putting together whatever is broken up.

 

Cláudia Dias

7JUN

TERÇA-FEIRA: TUDO O QUE É SÓLIDO DISSOLVE-SE NO AR 
BY CLÁUDIA DIAS

Where: Montemor-o-Novo Secondary School Pavilion

 

When: 9.45 p.m.

 

With Euripides, one drives through delirium, irrationalism, hysteria and insanity in a path that leads one from delusion to blindness and from here to revelation. The manifestation of both ferocity and craving for peace, savagery and longing for a serene and simple life are here.  All opposite and contradictory directions, elements that clash in an extreme ambiguity, bodies that break up, social status tested as well as faith and beliefs experienced to the limit… Miracles!

This is the moral and aesthetic world that this author invites us to visit and in which we embark, driving us to the depths of the human psyche, subject to forces beyond reason.

In the “The Bacchae – Prelude to a Purge”, the music, dance and mystery drive us as we were trapeze artists on a wire of intensity, on a fight of appearances and dissimulations, in between the fields of Apollo and Dionysus.

7JUN

THE BACCHAE – PRELUDE TO A PURGE
BY MARLENE MONTEIRO FREITAS

What: Dance

Artistic data sheet

Choreography: Marlene Monteiro Freitas

With: Andreas Merk, Betty Tchomanga, Cookie, Cláudio Silva, Flora Détraz, Gonçalo Marques, Guillaume Gardey de Soos, Johannes Krieger, Lander Patrick, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Miguel Filipe, Tomás Moital, Yaw Tembe

Light and Venue:  Yannick Fouassier

Sound:  Tiago Cerqueira

Scenic objects:  João Francisco Figueira, Miguel Figueira

Production: P.OR.K (Lisboa, PT)

Dissemination: Key Performance (Stockholm, SE)

Co-production | TNDMII (Lisboa, PT); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelas, BE), steirischer herbst festival (Graz, AT) & Alkantara (Lisboa, PT) com o apoio de NXTSTP - Programa Cultura  da União Europeia; NorrlandsOperan (Umeå, SE); Festival Montpellier Danse 2017 (Montpellier, FR); Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy (Annecy, FR) & La Bâtie-Festival de Genève (Geneva, CH) no âmbito do apoio FEDER do programa Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020; Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT); Le Cuvier – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FR); HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, DE);  International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburgo, DE); Athens and Epidaurus Festival (Atenas, GR); Münchner Kammerspiele (Munique, DE); Kurtheater Baden (Baden, CH); SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, NL); Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurique, CH); Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – centre dramatique national (Montreuil, FR); Les Spectacles Vivants / Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR)

Residential support:  O Espaço do Tempo - no contexto de Artista Associada (Montemor-o-Novo, PT); Montpellier Danse à l´Agora, cité internationale de la danse ; ICI - centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée / Direction Christian Rizzo - dans le cadre du programme de résidence Par/ICI (Montpellier, FR)

Acknowledgements: Cristina Neves; Alain Micas; Bruno Coelho; Christophe Jullian; Louis Le Risbé; Manu Protopopoff;  ACCCA – Companhia Clara Andermatt (Lisbon, PT); ESMAE (Lisbon, PT); ESTC (Lisbon, PT)

Age classification: Over 6

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Choreography for three ballet dancers.

Variations on two separate movement sequences ― for two different elements ― tracing with each one of them a new drawing in space. (Restrained harmony).

 

Combination of a third element ―unlike the previous two ― containing some of the variations from the two separate movement sequences (Foolish harmony).

 

Tânia Carvalho

Where: Cine Teatro Curvo Semedo - Montemor-o-Novo

 

What: Dance

 

When: 6.30 p.m.

 

GLIMPSE – 5 ROOM PUZZLE
BY TÂNIA CARVALHO

8JUN

Artistic data sheet

Choreography and direction: Tânia Carvalho 

Performers: Luís Guerra, Marta Cerqueira and Tânia Carvalho 

Wardrobe: Aleksandar Protic

Music: Diogo Alvim  

Lights: Tânia Carvalho and Zeca Iglésias

Promotional Photography: Rui Palma

Promotional Video: Manuel Guerra 

Booking: Colette de Turville 

Production: Tânia Carvalho 

Executive Producer: João Guimarães 

Coproduction: KLAP - Maison pour la danse, La Vilette, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Théâtre de la Ville com Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou

Support: O Espaço do Tempo, O Palácio, Inestética Companhia Teatral 

 

Age classification: Over 6 

 

+ Information: telephone 266 898 100

 

What: Theatre inserted in project "On...stage"

Where: Cineteatro Vianense

 

When: 9.00 p.m.

 

An everyday family, a working father, a somewhat (indifferent) housewife, a son who’s a bit of a thug and a daughter who is pretty and but not too bright. The father arrives home with news of his promotion in the company and the mother rushes to hire a maid.When everything appears to be going well the father receives the news that the company has gone bankrupt and that he is accountable for all the debts. Strangers suddenly invade this house that is usually calm. Can this family unite so that everything returns to normal? A family comedy where anything can happen…

21MAY 

“AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL” BY THE DRAMA GROUP O RESTOLHO

S. Pedro do Corval’s Iberian Music Festival – Reguengos de Monseraz promotes an exchange with the purpose of contributing towards a greater cultural way of openly sharing the best there is in music from Portugal and Spain, producing new sounds and creating new audiences by enhancing and reinforcing the musical traditions of each country. The idea is to harmoniously bring together different musical and artistic styles, thus providing the public with unique experiences.

The common theme of the Event, that will take place between 18 and 21 May, will be the preservation of the Iberian cultural identity offering to those who visit us our rich immaterial cultural heritage.

It will take place at the same time as the Iberian Pottery and Clay Fair, an event promoting culture and tourism by way of important manifestations of an artistic and artisanal nature. A great number of potters and ceramists from Portugal and Spain will participate and promote this artistic expression of an artisanal nature, thus expressing its economic significance and its importance in terms of promoting tourism and heritage.      

Where: Bº 25 Abril – Grounds of the Iberian Pottery and Clay Fair

What: Music

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

IBERIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

18MAY - 21MAY

Where: Alandroal Cross-border Cultural Forum

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

An amusing play by Henrique Santana under the pseudonym of Jorge de Sousa. Play performed by the Alandroal Popular School Theatre Group.  In an old house, a tale arises about it being haunted. Then, a scientist takes advantage of this place to make an experiment where anti-fear pills will be tested. Simultaneously there are criminal interests in maintaining the fame of a haunted house, thus doing everything in their power to frighten those who are going to participate in the experiment. 

20MAY

I CAN SENSE GHOSTS ABOUT…

What: Theatre

Where: Parque de Feiras e Mercados - Vendas Novas

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

What: Music

CITY OF VENDAS NOVAS – CONCERT WITH OS AZEITONAS

20MAY 

The event will be held to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the Day Vendas Novas became a city with a concert by the rock group “Os Azeitonas”, associated with other commemorative activities, such as, the already traditional Corrida da Cidade, a race that reached regional and now national fame and brings to Vendas Novas numerous athletes and visitors.

Close to the municipal sports complex, the event will be part of the May Fair and will bring a great deal of extra life to this type of economic and tourist activity.

Where: Alandroal Municipal Market

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

What: Music

FADO AT THE MARKET

27MAY

An encounter of fado singers from the region, with a huge range of music that praises and pays tribute to the great Heritage of Mankind “Fado”. In the arcades of the atrium of Alandroal Municipal Market, please for the more inattentive of you, silence! We are going to hear fado. 

 

What: Music and Theatre

Where: Praça do Grilos - Aldeia da Venda

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

Romantic music will make its presence in the village which annually performs “Cântico ao Horto das Oliveiras”, which is an expression of our immaterial heritage, classified as being of municipal relevance. Thus, the sounds blend in immaterial unison.

13MAY

RICARDO & HENRIQUE

Satire, which is developed in 4 sketches, and revolves around the theme of Portuguese politics and the vices and defects of some public figures

What: Theatre inserted in project "On...stage"

Where: Cineteatro Vianense

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

6MAY

OS FEITICEIROS DA POLÍTICA or THE WIZARDS OF POLITICS  BY THE GRUPO CÉNICO DA S.U.A.

29APR

“GO OUT INTO THE STREET”

What: Street entertainment

Where: The squares and streets of Viana do Alentejo

 

When: 3.30 p.m.

 

On 29 April the squares and streets of Viana do Alentejo embrace the performing arts and invite the public to go out into the street and attend a number of performances of traditional Portuguese music.

  • Gigambombos do Imaginário: group of drummers who wish to bring new generations of music and art inspired on Portuguese cultural traditions closer together.

  • Batucando:  percussion orchestra that performs original themes where Portuguese traditional rhythms and modern rhythms coexist in a parade-like performance where the musicians interact with the public.

  •  Campos do Alentejo: a musical performance whose purpose is to disseminate the traditional music of the Alentejo by performing characteristic modas of the region that everybody from the Alentejo is very familiar with and can sing along to

Where: Grounds of the Santuário N.ª Sr.ª D’Aires - Viana do Alentejo

On 29 and 30 April the Santuário de N.ª Sr.ª D’Aires will host two Iberian traditions.

In close harmony with equestrian arts, the grounds of the Santuário N.ª Sr.ª D’Aires welcomes the trio Sangre Ibérico, considered one of today’s greatest revelations in the field of Portuguese music. Revealed to the public in the latest edition of the television programme Got Talent, Sangre Ibérico are strongly influenced by flamenco and fado. They unite Portugal and Spain in their transformation of fado and Portuguese traditional music into flamenco rumbas and also produce original songs in Castilian. Supported by excellent musicians, they have one of the best guitarists of the style in Portugal, who has a unique voice with its mixture of hoarseness, sensitivity, soul and timbre. 

29APR - 30APR

“IBERIAN TRADITIONS”

What: Music

 

30APR

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY RAQUEL TAVARES

29APR

MUSICAL SHOW WITH SANGRE IBÉRICO

When: 10.30 p.m.

 

When: 10.00 p.m.

 

One of today’s most important Fado singers, Raquel Tavares has an inborn gift as a fado singer, as all would agree. Raquel resides where fado lives, in the heart of Alfama that beats as if it were hers and this is felt in her concerts.       

25APR

FREEDOM CONCEERT WITH CORAL NOTAS LIVRES AND ORFEÃO DE PAÇOS DE FERREIRA

What: Music

Where: Vendas Novas Royal Chapel

When: 5.00 p.m.

Vendas Novas sempre se viu associada à vida militar, sendo que o Regimento de Artilharia nº5 ocupa o Palácio das Passagens. No dia 25 de abril de 1974, as tropas partiram de Vendas Novas para Almada e assumiram o seu papel na revolução dos cravos, tornando Vendas Novas para sempre uma terra de abril. Em 2017, assinala-se o 43.º Aniversário do 25 de Abril no Concelho, com eventos solenes, desportivos e culturais, onde integramos este momento musical de entretenimento capaz de proporcionar diversão e alegria ao público presente.

Where: Parada D. Pedro V (outdoor concert)

 

What: Music

 

When: 10.00 p.m.

 

VENDAS NOVAS, LAND OF APRIL – CONCERT WITH FUNÇÃO PÚBLIKA

24APR

The sounds of Cante Alentejano and the music of the Alentejo are in Borba at Easter with the MONDA, with voice and classical guitar, Jorge Roque, on the piano, Pedro Zagalo and on bass and voice, Herlander Medinas. The Monda project is recent and was born by improvising the best songs and music of the region.
Their sound is very close to new musical trends, with no barriers or borders and close to the younger generation, MONDA bring something truly modern to Cante Alentejano, mixing traditional compositions with the new sounds of World Music.  
MONDA was born from the will of its performers and the recognition in these new times that is of the essence to make room for the sounds of a more obvious south. In the interval between each one of their cultural and musical roots, different stops and learning, there is a common space, the Alentejo, land of their origins and where the natural will to sing and play their origins is an increasing certainty.

Where: Borba Events Pavilion

What: Music

When: 9.30 p.m.

MONDA

15APR

16APR

ADIAFA

Where: Borba Events Pavilion

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

What: Music

 

ADIAFA is coming to Borba with their new album “ALENTEJO”.
After being together for 18 years, the music group from the Alentejo are now taking on the role of proud Ambassador to disseminate traditional Alentejo music. The audience that loves and motivates them was always its raison d’être, was always fundamental and truly responsible for its continuity. The longevity of the group “ADIAFA” is due to the valuable and dedicated contribution of those who gave voice and played instruments for the group over time.
The group states that “It is with a feeling of renovation, spirit and essence of what we preserve in our souls, --- Cante Alentejano, that we toast to those eighteen years as a group, with the presentation of our new album “ALENTEJO”.” 

In a synergy of music and heritage, the “Coro Polfónico da “Eborae Musica” under the guidance of the conductor Eduardo Martins, will perform inside the fortified Sanctuary built in the Middle Ages. Music from different eras will provide the visitor with an impressive show in harmony with the spirituality of the grounds and its secular heritage. 

Where: Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Boa Nova - Terena

 

What: Music and Heritage

When: 5.30 p.m.

 

CONCERT, POLYPHONIC CHOIR “EBORAE MVSICA”

22APR

22APR

THE REVIEW GOES ON

Where: Alandroal cross-border Cultural Forum

 

What: Theatre

 

When: 9.30 p.m.

 

A few comic sketches mixed together with a good dose of humour and criticism. A reflection on Portuguese traditional Reviews as well as a tribute to their great actors. In a place near the audience, employing specific resources from one’s imagination, a joyful and contagious work is launched. A smile between actors and the audience. Dream, magic and imagination, the ingredients of a good show. All this re-enacted by the Alandroal Independent Theatre Centre.

1APR - 31MAY

DRAMA WORKSHOP - VIMIEIRO

What: Artist residence

 

Where: Vimieiro - venue to be defined

Artist residence aiming at establishing close relationships between the local population/community and the Theatre by creating synergies and with the ultimate purpose of creating a play to be performed before the audience.
The workshop and the concept of the project will take place in Vimieiro, traditional borough in the area.