Friday, 22 June 2012 17:46
Festival do Norte celebrates cultural heritage in the North of Portugal in terms of tourism, social and cultural resource. The program of the Festival do Norte promotes creative synergy inter-municipal, respect, and strengthens partnerships . This will involve the communities of cities in the North, causing them to actively participate in this collective construction, sharing responsibility for their results and their benefits. In 2012 the Festival will be in the Northern districts of Vila Nova de Gaia (Afurada), Braga and Viana do Castelo.
Vila Nova de Gaia | Afurada -July 1:Rede (working title) | An installation of Joana Vasconcelos -Rede (working title) is the project that artist Joana Vasconcelos proposed project is within the North Festival, as part of the iconic piece of the grand procession of São Pedro in Afurada.
Viana do Castelo: July 27, 28 and 29 -Estaleiros (Shipyards )| a show of Marco Martins - Based on the work that will be developed for two months with a group of about 20 to 25 employees of the shipyards of Viana do Castelo, is intended to be a show that is a reflection on the problems of interdisciplinary work and new forms of popular theater .
Shipyards project is a hybrid form of thought, beyond the limits of their own artistic practices, developing and interdisciplinary crossroads leading to new places, new ways of thinking and addressing contemporary issues through a creative approach that seeks to recover forms of expression ancestors, crossing them with contemporary attitudes.
The final show, fully interpreted by workers, which will be presented moments of dance, music / sound, theater and film (created in laboratories), to be held on 27, 28 and 29 July, within the premises of the shipyards, is a kind of pilgrimage (or promenade) the spaces of their own yard work, relying to some extent the dynamics of a procession but in a decontextualized and contemporary. Needless to say, it also aims to create a version of the show for interior space, which may be made subsequently in various rooms of the country.