Open call for artistic proposals for Andanças 2017 program
Open call for artistic proposals for Andanças 2017 program, between 1 to 24 March.
With this year's edition theme - Around the Village, we want to create a proximity with the community at the same time that, in a year of transition, we reflect and restructure the future of the next editions with eyes set on the main pillars of the Festival: Music and Dance, Community, Sustainability, and Volunteering.
We would like to receive artistic proposals that show Andanças as a live space for expression and experimentation in the different artistic areas - music, dance, theatre, circus, visual arts, cinema, artistic installations, etc. - but also activities of personal development that embody cooperative and sustainable values, and that present innovative forms of expression. More info here.
Mark the dates of Andanças 2017!
This year's edition of the festival will take place from 8 to 11 August in Castelo de Vide! Despite the change in venue and a reduced size, this 22nd edition of Andanças will remain a place to dance, make music, experiment, but also to share and discuss proposals, and exchange ideas for a better world.
The call for application for the artistic programme of Andanças 2017 will be open from 1 to 24 March and the call for application of volunteers will be open from 1 to 10 June.
There will be more news soon!
Press release of PédeXumbo
On 3 August 2016, during the festival Andanças, occurred a fire on the temporary parking area in which 458 vehicles were damaged or destroyed. Fortunately there were no casualties, but the lives of hundreds of people were affected.
Since the day of the fire, competent entities investigated and analysed the circumstances of the fire, so that the Public Prosecutor's Office (Ministério Público) can form an opinion on the incident. Today, on 2 February 2017, their conclusions were released.
The Public Prosecutor of the Local Court of Portalegre proposed filing the case. According to the released information, no evidence was found that the fire was started deliberately or intentionally. No evidence could be gathered to reconstruct concrete circumstances of the fire, nor for any possible negligent liability of anybody.
Source (in Portuguese): http://comarca-portalegre.ministeriopublico.pt/pagina/festival-andancas-incen...
The association PédeXumbo, organising entity of the festival Andanças, reaffirms the solidarity with all people directly or indirectly harmed by the fire, and the availability to help reducing the inconveniences caused by this incident, within our possibilities. We continue to work together with the people harmed and all involved entities on a creative, joint, broad and collaborative solution. We are available to contribute to and support initiatives in this line of action. We are also willing to participate in the creation of an inter-institutional working group, together with other interested partners, to search for preventive solutions for future cultural events of this kind.
An open letter of the association of PédeXumbo is available under this link (http://www.andancas.net/2016/pt/). It contains our perspective and a proposal and shared intentions to learn in a conscious and constructive way from this exceptional situation.