SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – PEOPLE FROM THE OTHER SIDE

A cross between circus and the music and dance of Brazil and Argentina, with a constant dialogue between different cultures.
From Argentina comes the Tango – synonymous with passion, melancholy and sorrow!
From Brazil comes Samba – an identity symbol for the Brazilian people; the originality of its rhythm, essence and joy.
The Circus takes us on a journey through these cultures of music and dance, bringing us a dynamic, modern world in a universal language. Lisbon celebrating other cultures and peoples!

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – PEOPLE FROM THE OTHER SIDE
5, 12, 19 & 26 AUG | 19:00
ALL AGES | CASTELO DE S. JORGE TICKET
PERFORMING ARTS
CHAPITÔ

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DANCES WITH HISTORY – DANCES FROM THE TIME OF KING MANUEL I

The high point of the Portuguese Expansion followed on soon after its beginning. Portuguese sailing ships reached India and Brazil via the Indian and Pacific oceans; the padrão (a large stone cross with the Portuguese coat of arms) was planted on the coasts of Africa and America. As the 15th century ended and the 16th century began, Portugal had overcome fear and the sea, venturing beyond this Mare Nostrum within which so many had remained forever.

Experience the melodies and dances of this period of glory, when any dream seemed a mere dance step away and the future seemed to smile upon Portugal: the sounds and dances of the pinnacle of the Expansion (second half of the 15th and first half of the 16th centuries). It was the time of Gama and Cabral…

Pavanes and Galliards, Spagnolettas and Cascardas are the dances of the day. Dances in pairs and trios with complex choreographies, cleverly described in the treatises of T. Arbeau (Orquesographia) and Fabrizio Caroso (Il Ballerino), 1st ed. 1590.

DANCES WITH HISTORY | DANCES FROM THE TIME OF KING MANUEL I
19 FEB | 20 AUG | 19 NOV
11:00 | Over 5s | Castelo S. Jorge Ticket
ASSOCIAÇÃO DANÇAS COM HISTÓRIA (DANCES WITH HISTORY ASSOCIATION)

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – PEOPLE FROM THE OTHER SIDE

A cross between circus and the music and dance of Brazil and Argentina, with a constant dialogue between different cultures.
From Argentina comes the Tango – synonymous with passion, melancholy and sorrow!
From Brazil comes Samba – an identity symbol for the Brazilian people; the originality of its rhythm, essence and joy.
The Circus takes us on a journey through these cultures of music and dance, bringing us a dynamic, modern world in a universal language. Lisbon celebrating other cultures and peoples!

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – PEOPLE FROM THE OTHER SIDE
5, 12, 19 & 26 AUG | 19:00
ALL AGES | CASTELO DE S. JORGE TICKET
PERFORMING ARTS
CHAPITÔ

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FAMILY VISITS – THE CASTLE, THE ALCÁÇOVA (CITADEL) AND THE CONQUEST OF THE CITY

An exploration of the medieval castle and citadel and its relationship with the city itself. Focusing on the defensive structures of the medieval city of the 11th to 12th centuries, as well as the social, religious and economic situation of the time. This was the scene encountered by the Christian military contingent led by Afonso Henriques who, after a long siege of approximately four months, entered the city on 25 October, 1147, hoisting the Christian standard.

FAMILY VISITS | THE CASTLE, THE ALCÁÇOVA (CITADEL) AND THE CONQUEST OF THE CITY
26 FEB | 27 AUG
11:00 | Over 6s | €3.50
ADVANCE BOOKING | [email protected] | +351 218 800 620
SERVIÇO EDUCATIVO CASTELO DE S. JORGE (CASTELO DE S. JORGE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE)

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – AFONSO HENRIQUES

This is a portrait of our first king with all his glories and vicissitudes, his conquests and his defeats. The portrait of a child who inherits a piece of land up around Astorga, of a teenager who imprisons his mother, of a warrior who kills and raids and is angered by the Pope, of a fearsome conqueror who, in the name of the Kingdom of God, always strikes by surprise, of a shivery old man who frees himself from the hands of the Castilians and dies imprisoned in our memories and imagery.

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – AFONSO HENRIQUES
2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 SEPT | 7 OCT | 19:00
Over 6s | 50 mins – no interval | CASTELO DE S. JORGE TICKET

THEATRE

based on an epic poem of the oral tradition and middle-age chronicles

Dramaturgy, staging and scenery JOÃO BRITES
Musical arrangement from a collection of Traditional Portuguese Music
Orality TERESA LIMA
Costumes CLARA BENTO
Props ISABEL CARRETAS, CLARA BENTO and FÁTIMA SANTOS
Light designer JOÃO CACHULO
With GUILHERME NORONHA, JOÃO NECA, MIGUEL JESUS, RITA BRITO and SARA DE CASTRO

Created by TEATRO O BANDO
Co-production TEATRO NACIONAL D. MARIA II

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FAMILY FUN & GAMES

Os Arautos da Brincadeira (the Heralds of Jest), Dom Berengário and Dom Segismundo, only rest when everyone joins in the fun, with specially prepared games of yesteryear, jokes, surprises and much more.

FAMILY SUNDAY | FAMILY FUN & GAMES
11:00 | OVER 5s | €3.50
5 FEB | 5 MAR | 2 APR | 7 MAY | 4 JUN | 2 JUL | 6 AUG | 3 SEPT | 1 OCT | 5 NOV | 3 DEC
ADVANCE BOOKING | [email protected] | +351 218 800 620
SERVIÇO EDUCATIVO CASTELO DE S. JORGE (CASTELO DE S. JORGE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE)

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – AFONSO HENRIQUES

This is a portrait of our first king with all his glories and vicissitudes, his conquests and his defeats. The portrait of a child who inherits a piece of land up around Astorga, of a teenager who imprisons his mother, of a warrior who kills and raids and is angered by the Pope, of a fearsome conqueror who, in the name of the Kingdom of God, always strikes by surprise, of a shivery old man who frees himself from the hands of the Castilians and dies imprisoned in our memories and imagery.

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – AFONSO HENRIQUES
2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 SEPT | 7 OCT | 19:00
Over 6s | 50 mins – no interval | CASTELO DE S. JORGE TICKET

THEATRE

based on an epic poem of the oral tradition and middle-age chronicles

Dramaturgy, staging and scenery JOÃO BRITES
Musical arrangement from a collection of Traditional Portuguese Music
Orality TERESA LIMA
Costumes CLARA BENTO
Props ISABEL CARRETAS, CLARA BENTO and FÁTIMA SANTOS
Light designer JOÃO CACHULO
With GUILHERME NORONHA, JOÃO NECA, MIGUEL JESUS, RITA BRITO and SARA DE CASTRO

Created by TEATRO O BANDO
Co-production TEATRO NACIONAL D. MARIA II

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THE ARTS OF WARFARE – THE BATTLE OF TORO (1476)

– Portugal and Aragon get involved in the Castilian Civil War

Interfering in the internal affairs of other kingdoms, particularly dynastical successions, was a favourite pastime of the royal Iberian houses.

With the death of Henry VII, two rival factions are formed and the resulting impasse can only be resolved by military means, plunging Castile into a civil war. Each side gathers its supporters, with the kingdoms of Portugal and Aragon finding themselves on opposing sides. The battle is long, fierce and confused, lasting well into the evening. The forces of King Afonso V suffer heavy casualties and collapse, but the wing commanded by Prince John of Portugal (later known as the “Perfect Prince”) takes control of the battlefield.

On both the Castilian and Portuguese sides, the “musketeers” distinguish themselves for their ability to repel enemy cavalry and inflict heavy losses on the nobility.

FAMILY SUNDAYS | THE ARTS OF WARFARE
15th CENTURY – THE BATTLE OF TORO (1476)
12 MAR | 11 JUN | 10 SEPT | 10 DEC
11:00 | OVER 5s | Castelo S. Jorge Ticket
OFÍCIO BÉLICO (WARCRAFT)

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – AFONSO HENRIQUES

This is a portrait of our first king with all his glories and vicissitudes, his conquests and his defeats. The portrait of a child who inherits a piece of land up around Astorga, of a teenager who imprisons his mother, of a warrior who kills and raids and is angered by the Pope, of a fearsome conqueror who, in the name of the Kingdom of God, always strikes by surprise, of a shivery old man who frees himself from the hands of the Castilians and dies imprisoned in our memories and imagery.

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE – AFONSO HENRIQUES
2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 SEPT | 7 OCT | 19:00
Over 6s | 50 mins – no interval | CASTELO DE S. JORGE TICKET

THEATRE

based on an epic poem of the oral tradition and middle-age chronicles

Dramaturgy, staging and scenery JOÃO BRITES
Musical arrangement from a collection of Traditional Portuguese Music
Orality TERESA LIMA
Costumes CLARA BENTO
Props ISABEL CARRETAS, CLARA BENTO and FÁTIMA SANTOS
Light designer JOÃO CACHULO
With GUILHERME NORONHA, JOÃO NECA, MIGUEL JESUS, RITA BRITO and SARA DE CASTRO

Created by TEATRO O BANDO
Co-production TEATRO NACIONAL D. MARIA II

RITUAL ALMENARA

The name Almenara refers to the event described by Fernão Lopes, in the chronicle of Dom João I, during the 1383/85 revolution when the Master of Aviz was surrounded in Lisbon by the Castilians. Nuno Álvares Pereira lit an almenara (beacon) in the Castle of Palmela as a way of communicating with Lisbon and the Castelo de São Jorge.

The show “Ritual Almenara” aims to celebrate a great event through music, voice, performing arts and multimedia in order to consolidate the appreciation of historical heritage. With a light and sound show between the castles of Palmela and São Jorge, the history, identity, heritage and culture of the two cities and their surrounding territories will be recognised.

Almenara is an initiative being developed through a partnership between the Municipalities of Palmela and Lisbon, consisting of a number shared activities and others specific to one or other of the areas. The thinking behind the project is to form a bridge connecting the cities and regions which lie on either side of the river.

RITUAL ALMENARA
Based on the historical events of 1383/85 written by Fernão Lopes in the chronicle of Dom João

16 SEPT | 21:30 | ALL AGES | FREE ENTRANCE

PERFORMING ARTS

Artistic Direction – João Brites e Jorge Gomes Ribeiro
Production – Câmara Municipal de Palmela e EGEAC / Castelo de S. Jorge
TEATRO O BANDO and COMPANHIA DA ESQUINA

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