We’ve been dancing for over 23 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.


At PédeXumbo, we believe that it is possible to contribute to a better world and more sustainable lifestyles. This is possible when people assume an attentive and responsible attitude in their social and cultural activities. This attitude manifests itself in four pillars – social, cultural, environmental and economical – and is based on the following principles, which represent our conscience way of living:
01. Joy, well-being and the celebration of life
02. Connection to and respect for nature
03. A culture of communication and participation
04. Simplicity and creativity
05. Holistic education and development of conscience
06. Best use of resources and support of local economy
07. Reduction of the ecological footprint
08. Organisational culture and responsible lifestyles
09. Social responsibility and community development
10. Multicultural global village
*Approved at the General Assembly on 29 May 2011
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