We’ve been dancing for over 20 years
Since 1998, PédeXumbo works for the promotion of traditional music and dance. A professional team is dedicated to recover these cultural practises by means of registers, co-productions, artistic creations, research, teacher training, and informal education of audiences of all ages.
It is not about safeguarding relics though. PédeXumbo works on reviving social habits of living the music, by reproducing traditional balls. This way, old practises will be passed on to new generations.
What we do
On our own premises in Évora, the regular programme includes dance and music workshops, concerts, balls, and events for a diverse audience. We organise festivals throughout the country, Andanças being the most well-known. We hold regular dance lessons with schools and pre-schools, organise community projects of artistic education, and promote training efforts related to various forms of traditional dance.