Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:00Serralves em Festa - free entrance). This is the largest contemporary arts festival in Portugal and one of biggest in Europe, including hundreds of events unfolding at the various spaces of Serralves 18 ha park, as well as venues in downtown Porto. Serralves em Festa (Portuguese for Party at Serralves) has already become a must do for thousands and thousands of people.
From 8 a.m. Saturday, June 2, to midnight on Sunday, June 3, Serralves will host more than 240 events, with activities for all ages. These events cover the areas of Performance, Music (Improvised, Pop Rock, Electronic, Experimental, Jazz, DJs), Contemporary Dance, Acrobatics, Contemporary Circus, Theatre (Street Theatre, Theatre for Children, Puppet Theatre) Cinema, Video, Installation, Photography, Guided visits, Exhibitions, Workshops and a range of activities for Children and families.
This year, some of the highlights of the program are:
Contemporary Dance - Accords - Choreography by Thomas Hauert and ZOO Company. More information at http://www.zoo-thomashauert.be/
Contemporary Dance /Acrobatic - Beau Geste Company - Choreography by Dominique Boivin and interpretation by Philippe Priasso. More information at http://www.ciebeaugeste.com/gb/compagnie.php
Contemporary Circus - Foté Forê– Mendingue Company- Created by Luc Richard e Richard Djoudi. More information at http://www.cirquemandingue.com/en/
Music - The Crystal Ark. More information at http://www.myspace.com/gavinrussom
Music - EMJO - European Movement Jazz Orchestra. More information at http://emjorchestra.wordpress.com/
Music - The Irrepressibles. More information at http://www.myspace.com/theirrepressibles
Music - Oh Brass On the Grass Alas. Created by Alvin Curran. More information at http://www.alvincurran.com/writings/Oh%20Brass%20NYT.html