Save the date!
The Alkantara Festival returns to Lisbon this November with an international programme of dance, theatre, and performance.
Ahead of the full programme release in October, we are pleased to announce some of this year’s highlights.
The Alkantara Festival opens with Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula’s Histoire(s) du Théâtre II at Culturgest. Also in the line-up are Portuguese premieres of Franco-Algerian choreographer Nacera Belaza’s recent work L’Onde and Canadian choreographer Dana Michel’s CUTLASS SPRING, both at São Luiz Teatro Municipal. Lebanese choreographer Ali Chahrour makes his Portuguese debut at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II with Told my by mother. Also performing for the first time in Portugal, Cameroonian-Finnish choreographer Sonya Lindfors presents Cosmic Latte at Teatro do Bairro Alto.
In a special partnership with Portuguese choreographer Francisco Camacho, the Alkantara Festival presents the performance VelhⒶs and a series of talks and workshops entitled Ageless Dance, that reflect on ageing in society at large and in the life of dancers, in particular.
The full 2021 Alkantara Festival programme will be announced in October.
The Alkantara Festival is coproduced by CCB, Culturgest, Teatro do Bairro Alto, São Luiz Teatro Municipal & Teatro Nacional D. Maria II.
Alkantara is funded by República Portuguesa - Cultura | Direcção-Geral das Artes & Municipality of Lisbon.