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Caribbean dances

The most popular rhythms in the Caribbean, from the easiest to the most demanding: Merengue & Bachata, Salsa & Cha cha tea! Merengue is the simplest rhythm to dance and the best for those who want to start this journey. In a marching genre, his steps, although accessible, are as energetic as his music. The Bachata such […]

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Flamenco and Seville

Flamenco is a style of dance, especially appreciated for its intensity and the emotion of the movements that characterize it, using the arms and rhythmic kicks in an exhibition of virtuosity and beauty, sometimes using castanets or fans. The intensity transmitted reflects feelings such as love and heartbreak, despair and calm, joy and […]

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African dances

A journey through several African rhythms, including Batuque and Colá Sanjon. African dances, and especially those developed in Cape Verde in popular festivities on the various islands, are characterized by the sensuality of the movements: the Batuque, normally danced in circles, closely linked to family celebrations of weddings and baptisms, is a dance […]

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Tango

It is a mixture of passion, sensuality, love and longing. Born in Rio de la Plata, between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, at the end of the 19th century, this type of dance was born from immigration and the mixture of different cultures. With a marked, syncopated and binary beat, Tango is composed of lyrics loaded with […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Indian Christmas – Indian Classical Dance Show

A different evening, in which you will be able to watch online a dance show that addresses the performance traditions of India in a crossover with a more contemporary language, which translates into choreography with a beautiful visual landscape and made up of several layers.

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Dancing the City – Afro Dance

AFRO DANCE Teacher/Dancer: Irina Leite Velho Musicians: António Duarte and Mestre Kabum In African dances, the body is the main instrument of expression, since, according to ancestral wisdom, it is through it that the energies of the cosmos and of the nature that is being invoked. Dance is present in […]

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Dance the City – Bollywood

BOLLYWOOD Teacher/Dancer: Diana Rego Musicians: Marc Planells Sitar and voice Francisco Cabral tabla It is the characteristic dance of Indian cinema. Exuberant, sensual, full of adrenaline and with a fantastic body movement, emphasizing movements that arise from the fusion of various Indian dance styles with some Western styles. The music is contagious, inviting to dance […]

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Dancing the City – Samba

SAMBA Teacher/Dancer: Rafael Paixão Musicians: Centro Cultural and Espaço Baião Dance School Samba is a musical and dance genre that is indisputably linked to the genesis of Brazilian culture. It was essentially the fusion of African and indigenous musical structures and some European influences that over time made samba one of the main [...]

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Dancing the City – Dance Hall

DANCE HALL Dancer / Teacher: Melissa Cardoso Musicians: Xalalá (Ricardo Don and Denny Azevedo) Dancehall was born in the ghettos of Jamaica and is rocked by the sound of raggamurffin, a musical genre also typical of that country. Raggamurffin is similar to reggae, but with a more electronic sound. At first, the steps resembled hip-hop, […]

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Flamenco and Seville

FLAMENCO & SEVILLANAS An afternoon dedicated to flamenco and sevillanas, two similar dance styles that are often confused. In this workshop, come discover the differences and experience these dances that always shine in halls and parties around the world. Born from a fusion of different cultures, their execution […]

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Afro House and Kuduro

AFRO HOUSE & KUDURO Kuduro emerged in Luanda neighborhoods in the 1980s as a style of dance and evolved into a musical genre, having become a musical phenomenon in Portuguese-speaking countries, but also in other parts of the world. Afro-house appeared in the backbone of kuduro's success and today it is the genre […]

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Belly Dancing and Bollywood

Always been fascinated by belly dancing, but never dared to try it? Despite the sensuality of the movements, this dance has its origins in ancestral religious rites and there are already records of its existence in Ancient Egypt or Babylon. The dance involves vibrant movements, undulations and rotations that involve the body as a […]

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Tango / Milongas

TANGO / MILONGAS Durante uma tarde, o Rossio de Palma vai ser um salão de dança ao ar livre, onde o Tango e as Milongas vão marcar o ritmo. Sobre o tango diz-se que “é uma forma de comunicar com o corpo aquilo que as palavras não conseguem expressar”, algures entre a intimidade e a […]

Lisbon festivals
Lisbon International Tango Festival

The Festival Internacional de Tango unites two ports, two cities facing the sea: Lisbon and Buenos Aires. Already one of the largest tango festivals in the world (it has 16 editions), this year it presents a concert of Tango & Fado in the opening show, with singers Pedro Moutinho and Joana Amendoeira accompanied by […]

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Atlantic Swing Festival

The Atlantic Swing Festival is an international event dedicated to American vintage music and dance. Produced by Swing Station, it brings together lindy hoppers from around the world for a lively and varied program, under the theme “What We Dance is Life” – an exploration of what music and dance teach us about […]

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Street Dance Fest

The dance takes place in the street and the watchword is joy. The Street Dance Fest Alvalade is a festival that brings together dance performances, exhibitions and street animations. Everyone is called to participate.

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dance the city

26 August Quinta das Conchas, 6 pm Brazilian Dances Xote, baião and drag. Don't know what they are? Does it help if we say forró? Enrique Matos and Camila Alves will show how to dance to this Brazilian rhythm. how to get there Metro: Quinta das Conchas (yellow line) Bus: 717, 736, 796, 798 2 september Pala do […]

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MuDança Festival – CANCELED

For reasons beyond the EGEAC, the MuDança Festival does not take place on the scheduled date.

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Urban landscape

Carolina Cantinho, from Companhia de Dança do Algarve, is the guest choreographer for this contemporary dance show, which is based on the material and immaterial memories of Olivais. The starting point will be the stories and experiences shared by the community. The piece counts with the participation of all the interpreters of Companhia de Dança da Comunidade, a project of Associação Corpo de Ensaio.

Christmas in Lisbon
dance christmas

Have you ever heard the rumor that this year Santa Claus gave the reindeer a day off and brings the gifts by plane? If you don't believe it, there's nothing like going to watch the grand entrance that he will make at Humberto Delgado Airport, as if he had just landed on one of the flights to Lisbon on the 14th of February […]