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ACROBACIAS, FARRAS E FOLIAS

On summer evenings, groups of boys and girls, with young vigorous bodies, will fill the squares and run the streets with their games and dances, silliness and noise. They enjoy defying order, provoking neighbours, jumping walls, climbing up windows and running across roofs, as those who want to fly, go further. They steal from chicken coops and orchards and take white, lacy clothes from clothes lines, they disguise themselves, they overcome, they challenge themselves.

There’ll be silly games, shows of strength, demonstrations of courage, grace and agility, dances and games that recall coming-of-age or mating rituals.

‘Acrobacias, Farras e Folias’ is a circus show (acrobatics, manipulation of objects and balancing) that develops into an acrobatic dance, which swings between Apollo (god of beauty, reason, clarity and order) and Dionysius (god of adventure, music, fantasy and disorder).

A show inspired by the “Danças de Lucta”, a carnival performance (present in Lisbon until the first quarter of the 20th century), created by groups, youths from Lisbon’s best neighbourhoods (Alfama, Mouraria and Bica), for an annual competition (probably a direct ancestor of the current Popular Parades).

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE | ACROBACIAS, FARRAS E FOLIAS (CIRCUS SHOW)
3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 AUGUST | 19:00
all ages | Castelo de S. Jorge ticket

CHAPITÔ

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visitas em familia

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 aloft.

FAMILY SUNDAYS | FAMILY VISITS
THE CASTLE, THE ALCÁÇOVA (CITADEL) AND THE CONQUEST OF THE CITY
27 JAN | 24 FEB | 24 MAR | 28 APR | 26 MAY | 23 JUN | 28 JUL | 25 AUG | 22 SEPT | 27 OCT | 24 NOV | 22 DEC
11:00 | Over 6s | €3,50
ADVANCE BOOKING | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
CASTELO DE S. JORGE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE

dia nacional dos castelos (640x427)

ACROBACIAS, FARRAS E FOLIAS

On summer evenings, groups of boys and girls, with young vigorous bodies, will fill the squares and run the streets with their games and dances, silliness and noise. They enjoy defying order, provoking neighbours, jumping walls, climbing up windows and running across roofs, as those who want to fly, go further. They steal from chicken coops and orchards and take white, lacy clothes from clothes lines, they disguise themselves, they overcome, they challenge themselves.

There’ll be silly games, shows of strength, demonstrations of courage, grace and agility, dances and games that recall coming-of-age or mating rituals.

‘Acrobacias, Farras e Folias’ is a circus show (acrobatics, manipulation of objects and balancing) that develops into an acrobatic dance, which swings between Apollo (god of beauty, reason, clarity and order) and Dionysius (god of adventure, music, fantasy and disorder).

A show inspired by the “Danças de Lucta”, a carnival performance (present in Lisbon until the first quarter of the 20th century), created by groups, youths from Lisbon’s best neighbourhoods (Alfama, Mouraria and Bica), for an annual competition (probably a direct ancestor of the current Popular Parades).

SATURDAYS AT THE CASTLE | ACROBACIAS, FARRAS E FOLIAS (CIRCUS SHOW)
3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 AUGUST | 19:00
all ages | Castelo de S. Jorge ticket

CHAPITÔ

performing arts

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

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A DRAUGHT OF AIR

“I couldn’t see myself as others saw me, I couldn’t stand in front of my own body and see it live with the body of another.” Luigi Pirandello

“A draught of air”, by Amélia Bentes, results from the choreographer’s work on the grammar of affection/feelings and the corporality of emotions. It arises from the need to think about the space which moves us and leads us to the other, which makes us desire, react, fall in love.

“A draught of air” is the title of one of the most emblematic chapters in “One, No-one and a Hundred Thousand”, by writer Luigi Pirandello. It was here that Bentes found the pretext to be inspired by the emotive content of this literary work, especially in her search for an awareness of “I” and what this “I” accumulates mentally.

Our attachment to certain emotional patterns and the desire we have to free ourselves from them. That which comes from without and develops in us another perspective on our existence. The restlessness that transports us beyond our own thought, because we realise that, within each of us, there is a dimension infinitely vaster than our thoughts.

A DRAUGHT OF AIR
7, 14, 21 & 28 SEPTEMBER | 5 OCTOBER | 19:00
all ages | Castelo de S. Jorge ticket

Directed and choreographed by AMÉLIA BENTES
Performed by SÉRGIO DIOGO MATIAS, DANIEL MATOS, JOSÉ RODRIGO TEIXEIRA
Original music JON LUZ
Live music FLORENT MANNEVEAU (tuba, saxophone)
Photography JOAQUIM LEAL
Support EIRA
Produced by ASSOCIAÇÃO TEATRO EXPERIMENTAL DE LAGOS – TEL
THIS ORGANISATION IS SUPPORTED BY FUNDAÇÃO GDA

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THE SIEGES OF LISBON

The sieges of both 1147 and 1348 were of great importance in the history of the Castelo de S. Jorge. In these presentations, in addition to looking at 12th and 14th century equipment and forms of fighting, we aim to demonstrate how a siege is formed with the help of maps and models which will allow the visitor to “see” the creation of the Cerca Velha (Old Wall) and the Cerca Fernandina (Fernandina Wall).

This programme will also make it possible to gauge public receptivity to the use of interactive technologies in historical recreations, in particular the use of augmented reality in the recreation of the castle and both of the city walls.

Visitors will also learn the location of the various forces’ encampments, as well as the tactics used by the besiegers and the besieged, how they were equipped and how they fought etc.

At the end of the presentation, visitors will be able to see the two walls on Lisbon as it is laid out today.

FAMILY SUNDAYS | ARTS OF WARFARE
THE SIEGES OF LISBON
8 SEPT | 13 OCT | 10 NOV | 8 DEC
11:00 | Over 5s | Castelo S. Jorge ticket
OFÍCIO BÉLICO

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A DRAUGHT OF AIR

“I couldn’t see myself as others saw me, I couldn’t stand in front of my own body and see it live with the body of another.” Luigi Pirandello

“A draught of air”, by Amélia Bentes, results from the choreographer’s work on the grammar of affection/feelings and the corporality of emotions. It arises from the need to think about the space which moves us and leads us to the other, which makes us desire, react, fall in love.

“A draught of air” is the title of one of the most emblematic chapters in “One, No-one and a Hundred Thousand”, by writer Luigi Pirandello. It was here that Bentes found the pretext to be inspired by the emotive content of this literary work, especially in her search for an awareness of “I” and what this “I” accumulates mentally.

Our attachment to certain emotional patterns and the desire we have to free ourselves from them. That which comes from without and develops in us another perspective on our existence. The restlessness that transports us beyond our own thought, because we realise that, within each of us, there is a dimension infinitely vaster than our thoughts.

A DRAUGHT OF AIR
7, 14, 21 & 28 SEPTEMBER | 5 OCTOBER | 19:00
all ages | Castelo de S. Jorge ticket

Directed and choreographed by AMÉLIA BENTES
Performed by SÉRGIO DIOGO MATIAS, DANIEL MATOS, JOSÉ RODRIGO TEIXEIRA
Original music JON LUZ
Live music FLORENT MANNEVEAU (tuba, saxophone)
Photography JOAQUIM LEAL
Support EIRA
Produced by ASSOCIAÇÃO TEATRO EXPERIMENTAL DE LAGOS – TEL
THIS ORGANISATION IS SUPPORTED BY FUNDAÇÃO GDA

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DANCES AND MUSIC IN THE PALACE – 17th CENTURY

17th CENTURY
15 SEPT | 20 OCT | 17 NOV | 15 DEC

The empire is declining, independence is at risk, but not the Portuguese language. No, she remains free, away from threats and dangers. Sixteenth-century Portuguese is improving, becoming eloquent and embellishing itself alongside the baroque canons of the day. Present around the world, established in Africa, the East and the Americas, the language is rejuvenated and revives and grows in the words of Vieira, in Rodrigues Lobo’s rhetoric and Francisco Manoel de Melo’s plays.

As for dance, it gains new forms and movements. The art of dancing always moved forward, unstoppable, this time reflecting the nations and courts with which Portugal associates, as is the case of England. The England to which Catherine of Braganza moves and which, like Portugal, is beginning its post-restoration period. Detached from crises and conflicts, poetry and dance always carry on. Both free and connected.

Here, then, is the word and dance of the 17th century, accompanied by recorder, harpsichord/virginal and percussion.

FAMILY SUNDAYS | DANCES AND MUSIC IN THE PALACE
POETRY AND DANCE – 15th to the 17th Centuries
Voice and body. Sound and movement.
11:00 | Over 5s | Castelo S. Jorge ticket
DANCES WITH HISTORY ASSOCIATION & DOLCIMELLO

In the beginning was the word. Then came the body. And the gesture. And that’s how dancing was invented. That which nature has joined cannot be separated. The Dances with History Association and the Early Music group IL DOLCIMELO are bringing a set of historical dances to the Castelo de São Jorge based on the best of Portuguese literature from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries…

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A DRAUGHT OF AIR

“I couldn’t see myself as others saw me, I couldn’t stand in front of my own body and see it live with the body of another.” Luigi Pirandello

“A draught of air”, by Amélia Bentes, results from the choreographer’s work on the grammar of affection/feelings and the corporality of emotions. It arises from the need to think about the space which moves us and leads us to the other, which makes us desire, react, fall in love.

“A draught of air” is the title of one of the most emblematic chapters in “One, No-one and a Hundred Thousand”, by writer Luigi Pirandello. It was here that Bentes found the pretext to be inspired by the emotive content of this literary work, especially in her search for an awareness of “I” and what this “I” accumulates mentally.

Our attachment to certain emotional patterns and the desire we have to free ourselves from them. That which comes from without and develops in us another perspective on our existence. The restlessness that transports us beyond our own thought, because we realise that, within each of us, there is a dimension infinitely vaster than our thoughts.

A DRAUGHT OF AIR
7, 14, 21 & 28 SEPTEMBER | 5 OCTOBER | 19:00
all ages | Castelo de S. Jorge ticket

Directed and choreographed by AMÉLIA BENTES
Performed by SÉRGIO DIOGO MATIAS, DANIEL MATOS, JOSÉ RODRIGO TEIXEIRA
Original music JON LUZ
Live music FLORENT MANNEVEAU (tuba, saxophone)
Photography JOAQUIM LEAL
Support EIRA
Produced by ASSOCIAÇÃO TEATRO EXPERIMENTAL DE LAGOS – TEL
THIS ORGANISATION IS SUPPORTED BY FUNDAÇÃO GDA

dance

visitas em familia

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 aloft.

FAMILY SUNDAYS | FAMILY VISITS
THE CASTLE, THE ALCÁÇOVA (CITADEL) AND THE CONQUEST OF THE CITY
27 JAN | 24 FEB | 24 MAR | 28 APR | 26 MAY | 23 JUN | 28 JUL | 25 AUG | 22 SEPT | 27 OCT | 24 NOV | 22 DEC
11:00 | Over 6s | €3,50
ADVANCE BOOKING | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
CASTELO DE S. JORGE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE

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