Dançar a Cidade – Afro Dance
AFRO DANCE Producer, Teacher and 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’s through our body that the energies of the cosmos and nature that are being invoked are manifested. These are used as a way […]
Dançar a Cidade – Bollywood
BOLLYWOOD Dancer/Teacher: Diana Rego Musicians: Marc Planells – Sitar and Vocals/Francisco Cabral – Tabla This is the highly characteristic dance of Indian cinema. Flamboyant, sensual, adrenaline-filled and with wonderful body movements, emphasising the moves which arise from a fusion of various Indian dance styles and some Western ones. The music is infectious, encouraging dance and […]
Dançar a Cidade – Samba
SAMBA Teacher/Dancer: Rafael Paixão Musicians: Centro Cultural e Escola de Dança Espaço Baião Samba is a musical and dance style that is indisputably linked to the genesis of Brazilian culture. It was essentially a fusion of African and indigenous music forms with some European influences that, over time, turned Samba into one of the main […]
Dançar a Cidade – Dance Hall
DANCE HALL Dancer/Teacher: Melissa Cardoso Musicians: Xalalá (Ricardo Don e Denny Azevedo) Dancehall was born in the ghettos of Jamaica and moves to the sound of raggamuffin, a musical style typical of the country. Raggamuffin is similar to reggae, but with a more electronic sound. In the beginning, the steps resembled those of hip-hop, but […]
Flamenco e Sevilhanas
Flamenco & Sevillanas An afternoon dedicated to Flamenco and Sevillanas, two similar (and often confused) dance styles. At this workshop, come and find out the differences and try your hand at these dances which always light up dancehalls and parties around the world. Born out of a fusion of various cultures, these rhythmic dances require […]
Afro House e Kuduro
Afro House & Kuduro Kuduro emerged from the neighbourhoods of Luanda in the 1980s as a dance style that evolved into a music genre, becoming a musical phenomenon in Portuguese-speaking countries as well as in other parts of the world. Afro-House piggybacked on the success of Kuduro and is now the most popular musical style […]
Dança do Ventre e Bollywood
Belly Dancing and Bollywood Have you always been fascinated by belly dancing, but never dared give it a go? Despite the sensuality of its movements, this dance actually originated in ancient religious rites and there are records of its existence in Ancient Egypt and Babylonia. The dance consists of vibrating movements, undulations and rotations that […]
Tango / Milongas
TANGO / MILONGAS For one afternoon, the Rosso de Palma will be transformed into an open-air dance hall, where the Tango and Milongas will be setting the beat. They say that the Tango “is a way of communicating through the body what words cannot express”, somewhere in between the intimacy and the almost mechanical precision […]
Lisbon International Tango Festival
The International Tango Festival unites two ports, two cities overlooking the sea: Lisbon and Buenos Aires. Already one of the biggest tango festivals in the world (with 16 editions already under its belt), this year a Tango&Fado concert will be performed at the opening show, with singers Pedro Moutinho and Joana Amendoeira accompanied by two […]
Atlantic Swing Festival
The Atlantic Swing Festival is an international event dedicated to vintage American music and dances. Produced by Swing Station, it brings together lindy hoppers from across the world for a fun and varied programme under the banner “What We Dance is Life” – an exploration of what music and dance teach us about our lives. […]
Street Dance Fest
Dancing in the street; joy is the watchword. Street Dance Fest Alvalade is a festival which brings together dance, exhibitions and street entertainment. Everyone is invited to participate, from art schools and institutions to local artists.
Festival MuDança – CANCELED
For reasons out of EGEAC’s control, Festival MuDança will not take place.
Dançar a Cidade
26 august Quinta das Conchas, 6pm Brazilian Dances Xote, baião and arrasta pé. Don’t know what they are? Would it help if we said Forró? Enrique Matos and Camila Alves show you how to dance to the sound of this Brazilian beat. how to get there subway: Quinta das Conchas (yellow line) bus: 717, 736, […]
Carolina Cantinho, from the Algarve Dance Company, is the guest coreographer for this show. The starting point are the memories from Olivais, the stories and experiences shared by the community. The play will include all the members from the Company Dança na Comunidade, a project from Corpo de Ensaio Association.
Who says that markets are just places for buying and selling things? The Mercado de Santa Clara is for dancing too! We are holding a show in the market that is based on traditional Portuguese songs and dances and spans the gulf between the traditional and the contemporary, between folk and highbrow. The Ciranda is a dance for the whole community, […]
Dançar o Natal
Have you heard the rumour that this year Father Christmas has given the reindeer a day off and is bringing the presents by aeroplane? If you refuse to believe it, then you’ll have to come and see his grand entrance at the Humberto Delgada Airport. On 14 December it’ll be as if he he’s just […]
Come On & Dance
Swing Station, along with the Espaço Baião and Tradballs projects, invites the public to a summer’s evening celebrating the different rhythms that get us moving. With one DJ representing Swing, another for Forró and a third for Folk, the set is divided into three styles for each rhythm. If you don’t know the steps, you […]
Swingin’ the Blues (solo)
An afternoon mixing Swing with the music of its roots: Blues. Before the dance, there’ll be open classes where everyone can learn the steps to Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues or Solo Vintage Jazz, Solo Blues and Tap. The classes are followed by a dance with two DJs where the public can dance using whichever […]
Traditional Dances from around the World
At this workshop we’ll be exploring popular dances from around the world. The dances are many and varied, including European and Polynesian dances and the hot rhythms of Africa and Central America.
Traditional European Dances
This workshop for dances of traditional European origin explores the repertoire of popular dances that are danced in folk balls At this workshop you’ll learn the dances of France, Ireland, Great Britain, Italy, Greece, Spain, the Baltic States and Central Europe in a simple and fun way.