Pedra Dura: Algarve Dance Festival arrives in Lagos

Between 10th and 13th of November

Films, DJ sets, masterclasses and lectures: Between the 10th and 13th of November, Lagos will host the Pedra Dura – Algarve Dance Festival, which presents itself as a geological fault that will shake the region's artistic creation. 

The new festival dedicated to the universe of contemporary dance will begin with cinema. Marco Martins presents a portrait of Ballet Gulbenkian with the documentary “A body that dances – Ballet Gulbenkian 1965-2005”.

Next, the program features Ana Borralho & João Galante, in “Estrelas Cadentes (Metal e Melancholia)”. Through a show-workshop, Madalena Victorino, Beatriz Marques Dias and Ana Raquel bring the power of imagination to school classrooms in Lagos.

The construction of an identity appears in “Atlas da Boca”, by Gaya de Medeiros, where two trans bodies add narratives. In addition, Duarte Valadares evokes, in “Rubble King”, the increasingly clear presence of an intelligent artificial and Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz look for vertigo points in space through a camera directed towards the interior in “Reduced Scale”.

Choreographer Amelia Bentes will also give a masterclass and the Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos joins the festival through a lecture on shooting stars, with the astronomer Máximo Ferreira, and an observation of the sky, on the night of the 12th of November, at Forte da Ponta da Bandeira.

DJ Sets by Sónia Trópicos, Pashon Froot and João Pissarro will also animate the festival.

Pedra Dura – Algarve Dance Festival has the artistic direction of Daniel Matos and Joana Duarte. The production is by CAMA, with the support of the Municipality of Lagos.