Uma noite no Castelo 1

BATS IN THE CASTLE

Accompanied by a biologist, take a night-time walk through the castle and, with the help of an ultrasound detector, discover, observe and identify the various species of bats that live here, such as the European free-tailed bat, the common pipistrelle, the Daubenton’s bat and the serotine bat. Learn about the extraordinarily important role that bats play in the functioning of ecosystems, demystifying myths and legends that still today are cloaked in mystery.

AFTER HOURS | BATS IN THE CASTLE
JUNE, JULY, AUG & SEPT | SATURDAYS
20:30 | OVER 5s | Normal Ticket €10 | Family Ticket (4 people including at least one child) €20 | Group Ticket (for 15 people or over) €5 per person
ADVANCE BOOKING | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
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LIS MATER

MATER came about when Amalgama Companhia de Dança was asked to create something specifically for the Castelo de S. Jorge, a unique and emblematic place in our city. A place which conjures up a sense of the cradle, roots, memories, rock, courage. MATER therefore combines three essential stimuli at the heart of its construction:

“Conquest” (the primordial urge/not the urge to conquer another, but to conquer myself, to let my essence be reborn, to become another in the best of myself, the dream, the ideal, the mission)

“Sword” (Saint George, the warrior angel knight, who removes obstacles and protects us from them, the courage to fulfil his own mission, the backbone and elevation, the key that opens doors, or the cross/blazing, the alchemical and initiatic, knowing the law of the sword and love)

“Origin” (the source, ancestral, physical, but also the memory, the first place, Mater the great symbolic mother, the ability to give birth, to give shape, the raw material which sublimates in the mission and materialises in form, outside and within each of us, materialising the ideal, the dream, the pulse of the invincible foundation, Love)

To Lis we associate the mother source, the symbolic origin of Lisbon associated with the castle and everything it encapsulates, the great construction, the architectural endeavour, the home, the structure, protection, foundation, elevation, the root and symbolic identity of a city and people-nation.

It was also in this Castle that the city began, that she was fought for, that erroneous killing took place in the name of delusion and power, but those are not the stimuli which touch us, or where creation is nurtured.

Every true symbol always encapsulates a plurality of meanings that, far from precluding or contradicting each other, are harmonious and complementary.

We don’t intend to tell stories, but rather to work on the symbol (a primary essence) and to honour the Origin with an open outlook, through dance, music and song.

As such, this alchemy of creation arising from a poetic and symbolic vision, seeks (in the synthesis of the three stimuli, the mother source and self-conquest) a true connection with others and the world, the conqueror of the Fifth Empire, the marriage of strength and beauty, the reborn ideal of Love.

This site-specific show will be performed and was co-created by a group of Amálgama dancers featuring musicians and singers. This production is based on hearing the space and its stimuli, drawing on its natural resources and the scenic encounters which give it shape between bodies and rocks. It unfolds as a journey and an invitation to the audience to join them on it.

Bodies on the stone, movements, installations, ritual dances, meetings, challenges…

The Warrior and his symbol synthesise, in some way, the two aspects of “Everything” in its “Total” meaning. Madame Blavatsky

Or as Saramago would say … “…the history of the past, that time which is all time” …

Conquer me, surround me, deepen yourself in me!

Risoleta Pinto Pedro

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE | LIS MATER
29 JUNE | 6, 13, 20 & 27 JULY | 19:00
all ages | Castelo de S. Jorge ticket

created and performed by COLECTIVO AMALGAMA
costumes ESCOLA DE MODA DE LISBOA
artistic director SANDRA BATTAGLIA
texts by RISOLETA PINTO PEDRO
with the special participation of MÚSICOS E CANTORES

AMÁLGAMA COMPANHIA DE DANÇA

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CHIVALRY GAMES

How was a medieval army formed and organised? What military equipment did the knights of the Middle Ages use? How was a siege of a fortified city set up? How was a medieval fortification attacked and invaded? These are just a few of the questions which will be covered at these Chivalry Games.

With the 1384 Castilian siege of Lisbon (a consequence of the succession crisis following the death of King Ferdinand) acting as something of a background, these games aim to follow closely the different steps of medieval warriors during the assault on a fort. Participants will take on the role of both the Castilian attackers trying to conquer the castle as well as that of the soldiers defending from within Lisbon’s city walls.

Using a variety of medieval games with military principles, a wide range of information will be shared with school-age visitors. It will cover various aspects of military events as well as the practice of war during the Middle Ages, such as siege dynamics (deployment of troops; setting up military encampments ; the placement of siege weapons; siege tactics) and medieval military conflicts (arms, military organisation, recruitment, chains of command, use of heraldry).

During the games, participants will experience the life and customs of a medieval knight, wearing their garments, brandishing their swords and firing their weapons. All activities will be held within the castle walls, Lisbon’s last line of defence, taking advantage of the setting provided by the fortification.

FAMILY SUNDAYS | CHIVALRY GAMES
11:00 | Over 5s | €3.50
31 MAR | 30 JUNE | 29 SEPT | 29 DEC
ADVANCE BOOKING | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
CASTELO DE S. JORGE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE

Uma noite no Castelo 1

BATS IN THE CASTLE

Accompanied by a biologist, take a night-time walk through the castle and, with the help of an ultrasound detector, discover, observe and identify the various species of bats that live here, such as the European free-tailed bat, the common pipistrelle, the Daubenton’s bat and the serotine bat. Learn about the extraordinarily important role that bats play in the functioning of ecosystems, demystifying myths and legends that still today are cloaked in mystery.

AFTER HOURS | BATS IN THE CASTLE
JUNE, JULY, AUG & SEPT | SATURDAYS
20:30 | OVER 5s | Normal Ticket €10 | Family Ticket (4 people including at least one child) €20 | Group Ticket (for 15 people or over) €5 per person
ADVANCE BOOKING | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
BIOTA

csj 20

LIS MATER

MATER came about when Amalgama Companhia de Dança was asked to create something specifically for the Castelo de S. Jorge, a unique and emblematic place in our city. A place which conjures up a sense of the cradle, roots, memories, rock, courage. MATER therefore combines three essential stimuli at the heart of its construction:

“Conquest” (the primordial urge/not the urge to conquer another, but to conquer myself, to let my essence be reborn, to become another in the best of myself, the dream, the ideal, the mission)

“Sword” (Saint George, the warrior angel knight, who removes obstacles and protects us from them, the courage to fulfil his own mission, the backbone and elevation, the key that opens doors, or the cross/blazing, the alchemical and initiatic, knowing the law of the sword and love)

“Origin” (the source, ancestral, physical, but also the memory, the first place, Mater the great symbolic mother, the ability to give birth, to give shape, the raw material which sublimates in the mission and materialises in form, outside and within each of us, materialising the ideal, the dream, the pulse of the invincible foundation, Love)

To Lis we associate the mother source, the symbolic origin of Lisbon associated with the castle and everything it encapsulates, the great construction, the architectural endeavour, the home, the structure, protection, foundation, elevation, the root and symbolic identity of a city and people-nation.

It was also in this Castle that the city began, that she was fought for, that erroneous killing took place in the name of delusion and power, but those are not the stimuli which touch us, or where creation is nurtured.

Every true symbol always encapsulates a plurality of meanings that, far from precluding or contradicting each other, are harmonious and complementary.

We don’t intend to tell stories, but rather to work on the symbol (a primary essence) and to honour the Origin with an open outlook, through dance, music and song.

As such, this alchemy of creation arising from a poetic and symbolic vision, seeks (in the synthesis of the three stimuli, the mother source and self-conquest) a true connection with others and the world, the conqueror of the Fifth Empire, the marriage of strength and beauty, the reborn ideal of Love.

This site-specific show will be performed and was co-created by a group of Amálgama dancers featuring musicians and singers. This production is based on hearing the space and its stimuli, drawing on its natural resources and the scenic encounters which give it shape between bodies and rocks. It unfolds as a journey and an invitation to the audience to join them on it.

Bodies on the stone, movements, installations, ritual dances, meetings, challenges…

The Warrior and his symbol synthesise, in some way, the two aspects of “Everything” in its “Total” meaning. Madame Blavatsky

Or as Saramago would say … “…the history of the past, that time which is all time” …

Conquer me, surround me, deepen yourself in me!

Risoleta Pinto Pedro

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE | LIS MATER
29 JUNE | 6, 13, 20 & 27 JULY | 19:00
all ages | Castelo de S. Jorge ticket

created and performed by COLECTIVO AMALGAMA
costumes ESCOLA DE MODA DE LISBOA
artistic director SANDRA BATTAGLIA
texts by RISOLETA PINTO PEDRO
with the special participation of MÚSICOS E CANTORES

AMÁLGAMA COMPANHIA DE DANÇA

dance

VESTÍGIOS DO ANTIGO PAÇO REAL DA ALCÁÇOVA

BEFORE THE CASTLE

Discover all the history and archaeology of the periods before the construction of the castle: the cultures that arrived in the city of Lisbon between the 8th and 3rd centuries B.C. and the impact that they had on trade, urbanism and the material culture of the period. Learn about the physical remains left by the arrival of the Roman Republican Army in the 2nd century B.C. and how their presence would later transform Lisbon into an imperial Roman city until the arrival of the Visigoths in the 5th century.

FAMILY SUNDAYS | FAMILY VISITS
BEFORE THE CASTLE
6 JAN | 3 FEB | 3 MAR | 7 APR | 5 MAY | 2 JUN | 7 JUL | 4 AUG | 1 SEPT | 6 OCT | 3 NOV | 1 DEC
11:00 | Over 6s | €3,50
ADVANCE BOOKING | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
CASTELO DE S. JORGE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE

Uma noite no Castelo 1

BATS IN THE CASTLE

Accompanied by a biologist, take a night-time walk through the castle and, with the help of an ultrasound detector, discover, observe and identify the various species of bats that live here, such as the European free-tailed bat, the common pipistrelle, the Daubenton’s bat and the serotine bat. Learn about the extraordinarily important role that bats play in the functioning of ecosystems, demystifying myths and legends that still today are cloaked in mystery.

AFTER HOURS | BATS IN THE CASTLE
JUNE, JULY, AUG & SEPT | SATURDAYS
20:30 | OVER 5s | Normal Ticket €10 | Family Ticket (4 people including at least one child) €20 | Group Ticket (for 15 people or over) €5 per person
ADVANCE BOOKING | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
BIOTA

csj 20

LIS MATER

MATER came about when Amalgama Companhia de Dança was asked to create something specifically for the Castelo de S. Jorge, a unique and emblematic place in our city. A place which conjures up a sense of the cradle, roots, memories, rock, courage. MATER therefore combines three essential stimuli at the heart of its construction:

“Conquest” (the primordial urge/not the urge to conquer another, but to conquer myself, to let my essence be reborn, to become another in the best of myself, the dream, the ideal, the mission)

“Sword” (Saint George, the warrior angel knight, who removes obstacles and protects us from them, the courage to fulfil his own mission, the backbone and elevation, the key that opens doors, or the cross/blazing, the alchemical and initiatic, knowing the law of the sword and love)

“Origin” (the source, ancestral, physical, but also the memory, the first place, Mater the great symbolic mother, the ability to give birth, to give shape, the raw material which sublimates in the mission and materialises in form, outside and within each of us, materialising the ideal, the dream, the pulse of the invincible foundation, Love)

To Lis we associate the mother source, the symbolic origin of Lisbon associated with the castle and everything it encapsulates, the great construction, the architectural endeavour, the home, the structure, protection, foundation, elevation, the root and symbolic identity of a city and people-nation.

It was also in this Castle that the city began, that she was fought for, that erroneous killing took place in the name of delusion and power, but those are not the stimuli which touch us, or where creation is nurtured.

Every true symbol always encapsulates a plurality of meanings that, far from precluding or contradicting each other, are harmonious and complementary.

We don’t intend to tell stories, but rather to work on the symbol (a primary essence) and to honour the Origin with an open outlook, through dance, music and song.

As such, this alchemy of creation arising from a poetic and symbolic vision, seeks (in the synthesis of the three stimuli, the mother source and self-conquest) a true connection with others and the world, the conqueror of the Fifth Empire, the marriage of strength and beauty, the reborn ideal of Love.

This site-specific show will be performed and was co-created by a group of Amálgama dancers featuring musicians and singers. This production is based on hearing the space and its stimuli, drawing on its natural resources and the scenic encounters which give it shape between bodies and rocks. It unfolds as a journey and an invitation to the audience to join them on it.

Bodies on the stone, movements, installations, ritual dances, meetings, challenges…

The Warrior and his symbol synthesise, in some way, the two aspects of “Everything” in its “Total” meaning. Madame Blavatsky

Or as Saramago would say … “…the history of the past, that time which is all time” …

Conquer me, surround me, deepen yourself in me!

Risoleta Pinto Pedro

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE | LIS MATER
29 JUNE | 6, 13, 20 & 27 JULY | 19:00
all ages | Castelo de S. Jorge ticket

created and performed by COLECTIVO AMALGAMA
costumes ESCOLA DE MODA DE LISBOA
artistic director SANDRA BATTAGLIA
texts by RISOLETA PINTO PEDRO
with the special participation of MÚSICOS E CANTORES

AMÁLGAMA COMPANHIA DE DANÇA

dance

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RELIGIOUS MILITARY ORDERS

Religious military orders are an integral part of both national history and the collective imagination of a large part of the public. This programme aims to promote a deeper knowledge of these orders, demystifying their history at the same time as accurately revealing the various types of “uniforms”, armour and forms of combat they used.

Therefore we’ve decided to divide this programme into four, following the birth, development and sometimes the extinction of some of the most important military religious orders in Portugal:

Order of the Hospital – 12th to 15th/16th centuries
Knights Templar – 12th to 14th centuries
Order of Aviz – 13th(?) to 16th centuries
Order of Christ – 14th to 16th centuries

The programmes will be divided chronologically from the 12th to the 16th centuries, covering the development of the order and their role in Portuguese nationality.

FAMILY SUNDAYS | ARTS OF WARFARE
RELIGIOUS MILITARY ORDERS
12 MAY | 9 JUNE | 14 JUL | 11 AUG
11:00 | Over 5s | Castelo S. Jorge ticket
OFÍCIO BÉLICO

Uma noite no Castelo 1

BATS IN THE CASTLE

Accompanied by a biologist, take a night-time walk through the castle and, with the help of an ultrasound detector, discover, observe and identify the various species of bats that live here, such as the European free-tailed bat, the common pipistrelle, the Daubenton’s bat and the serotine bat. Learn about the extraordinarily important role that bats play in the functioning of ecosystems, demystifying myths and legends that still today are cloaked in mystery.

AFTER HOURS | BATS IN THE CASTLE
JUNE, JULY, AUG & SEPT | SATURDAYS
20:30 | OVER 5s | Normal Ticket €10 | Family Ticket (4 people including at least one child) €20 | Group Ticket (for 15 people or over) €5 per person
ADVANCE BOOKING | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
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