PLACE, for the Repeated Question and Artis XXI
June 18 | 19:00
Location: Lagos Cultural Center – Duval Pestana Auditorium
Org.: Repeated Question and Artis XXI
Class Age: M6
Ticket: €6 (free for under 18s)
Lugar is a Multidisciplinary Artistic Creation project that crosses music, photography, illustration and video, intending to cross times, people and experiences in a common but remote place. About five centuries of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula date back to the Algarve and, in the popular imagination, in the fine threads that the place weaves over the ancestral collective memory, the “Moor” appears wrapped in the mystical complexity of admiration and fear, and is the protagonist of a myriad of local folk legends.
The intangible heritage of oral literature is extremely fragile, sustained in oral memory, running the risk of being lost as the ritualization of rural and traditional works disappears. In this context, we intend to honor the ancestral wealth of the Algarve that determines and completes us in the present, exploring the tales and legends of these Places and bringing two of the most iconic Algarve legends: The Amendoeiras Legend and The Floripes Legend.
In this context, we also rescued the art of “telling a tale”, one of the simplest and most dazzling dramatic forms, with stories that translate and celebrate the culture, history and values that unite people in a community, and which are, almost without exception, transversal to the human “Being”.
Original Idea | Dir. Artist: Ana Fale and Elsa Mathei
Composer: Teresa Gentil
Orquestra Barroca D’Aquém Mar
Photography: Jorge Marques
Illustration: Mónica Catalá