Arts, Culture and Heritage
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 00:00
Discover the Azores with Artists is an art project with a tourism twist. It is unique and original and includes the participation of Azorean artists interested in showing their work abroad.
The aim of the first phase of the project (2012) includes the participation of 100 artists/groups living in the nine islands of the Azores with representation from various disciplines including: visual arts, performing arts, and especially dramatic dance, music and theater, not forgetting Azorean traditional arts.Artists selected to participate will receive promotions internationally beginning with a website found on the site www.discoverazores.eu.
Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00
The official opening of the new Park of Contemporary Sculpture at the island castle of Almourol near Vila Nova da Barquinha was on July 6, 2012. Take a boat to the breathtaking 12th century Templar fortress, and enjoy the eleven contemporary works of art that make up the permanent collection of the park open-air museum. For more information visit
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:56
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:00
Pacis Vrbs, Ltd. has developed a multimedia project, which is called "The Miracle of Fatima". Since June 6, 2012, Holographic images and video stereoscopic (3D), recreate the historical context around the appearance of Our Lady. During the tour, visitors make contact with each of the three secrets of Fatima and Pope John Paul II, among other events. In a visit lasting about 30 to 40 minutes you will gain an interactive experience that conveys the magnetism of Fatima, Altar and the World City of Peace.
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
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