Dances
Themes
Dances

Andanças is a festival which promotes popular music and dance as a privileged means of learning, generation exchange, knowledge and culture. In constant aspiration to keep updated, Andanças would like to renew social habits such as living through music, recapturing traditional ball-like parties by using multiple approaches for popular dance, from Portugal and all over the world, aiming to regain musical and choreographic traditions, and mixing these with contemporary elements. 

Therefore, at Andanças, it is possible to learn more than half a hundred different dances: this is the result of the synergy between all the people from around the world who come to the festival looking forward to sharing their knowledge. From Portuguese dances to African and American, to several European dances: Hungarian, Balkan, Basque, Gipsy, Baltic, Belgian, from the Poitou, Italian, Galician, Catalan, Mediterranean, and many more. Beyond stimulating the curiosity for diversity, Andanças is a reminder that popular music is (also) a synonym of identity and survival. In regard to some Portuguese groups, some of them stemming from previous Andanças Festivals, many of these groups will be at the Festival, introducing new projects: it is important to pay attention to new music and dance trends.