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In this yet different summer, Lisboa na Rua returns. Between August 21st and September 19th, occupying new spaces, safe and with access control, this program organized by EGEAC fills the city with music, theater, dance, cinema, visual arts, a new circus.... Through these multidisciplinary proposals , the 2021 edition of Lisboa na Rua also invites reflection on topics as current as the environment or sport.
The program starts on the 21st, at Castelo de São Jorge, with the first of five concerts included in the cycle Music and the World – Atlantic Sound Encounters. A percussion and voice concert with works by Philip Glass, and two world premieres by composers Ângela da Ponte and Vasco Mendonça, performed by the group Druming GP and countertenor Stephen Diaz.
In this edition, we recover the pagan traditions of popular culture, bringing back the International Festival of the Iberian Mask (after a year of interregnum), now in a new format, adapted to the current context. For two weekends, traditional groups of masked people from Miranda do Douro, Asturias and Galicia present themselves at the Lisbon Museum – Palácio Pimenta, no Puppet Museum e no Sao Jorge's Castle.
Video art, dance and magic close the month of August with a golden key, with open-air performances in various locations in the city, through the festivalMelted , from the cycle Dançar a Cidade – which in this edition transforms libraries, museums and monuments into safe dance floors – and from Lisboa Mágica.
In September, the artist City of Kilomba inaugurates at MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology an installation – the first large-scale installation that extends along the river for 32 meters – that confronts us with our past and recalls stories and identities forgotten over time. We also rescue the feats of Portuguese women who made a difference in their times, on the return of the Antiprincesas to the company of the youngest.
THE CineCidade returns to the garden of the Lisbon Museum - Palácio Pimenta with four films to be seen outdoors (every Friday and Saturday from 9.30 pm) in an edition dedicated to human rights in the world of sport. And it is also in the garden of Palácio Pimenta that the first show written and staged by rapper Capicua will take place, the junk, which reminds us that environmental concerns remain urgent.
Throughout this month of programming, the concerts will also be highlighted.The Count of Monte Cristo, performed by the Orbis Orchestra, and the debut concert by Maestro Martim Sousa Tavares conducting the Gulbenkian Orchestra, for “non-edition” of the Lisbon Soa Festival, at Castelo de São Jorge, an exhibition of retrospective photography of the project Parallel Review and much more. All events are free of charge, but with reduced capacity in accordance with current security regulations.