May2022 Saturday
16h00 Till 18h00

Territórios de Pedra: "Pedras Contadas" - Community Show Enhances Local Heritage

Figueiró dos Vinhos
São João Baptista Church
Others Multidisciplinary Heritage


In May, the Municipalities of Ansião, Figueiró dos Vinhos and Pombal, within the scope of the Territórios de Pedra project, will host the community show “Pedras Contadas”.

The event for over 6 years, is an artistic creation that results from a process guided by the PELE collective, which has involved participants from the three partner Municipalities, with the aim of valuing the memory and identity of the territory.

This community show consists of a sound and performative path, co-created and interpreted by participants from six local groups, based on individual and collective memories linked to the stone. In each presentation, the audience will be guided by a narrative resulting from the research process in each territory, in a path that is punctuated by performances interpreted by the groups of participants.

The process of co-creation of the show has involved six groups from the three Municipalities, with participants from different generations: Associação AMA (Associação Memória Avelarense), Rancho Infantil Serras de Ansião, Grupo Teatro “O Melinho” (Escola Básica e Secundária Dr. Pascoal José de Mello), a group of elderly people from the Agir Semper + project (Figueiró dos Vinhos), the Trelear group (Teatro Cine de Pombal) and the Marquês de Pombal Municipal Choir.

The show will be presented in each of the three municipalities, with the interpretation of all groups of the local community.

In Figueiró dos Vinhos, "Pedras Contadas" will be presented on May 14, next to the Church of São João Baptista.

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About PELE:

PELE is an artistic structure created in Porto in 2007, which seeks to promote artistic experimentation as a space for dialogue and collective creation, in a permanent articulation between aesthetics, ethics and politics. Guided by the importance of decentralizing cultural creation and programming, PELE has worked with multiple audiences with less access to spaces for participation, involving them in creative processes and promoting individual and collective empowerment.

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