The first edition of the international festival and performative arts laboratory Linha de Fuga begins on Friday and extends until December 1, in Coimbra, in an event that promotes a meeting of national and foreign artists.
The festival, organized by Real Pelágio Productions, brings together 20 artists from ten countries participating in a performing arts laboratory held during the initiative.
These 20 professionals will confront “their projects and their practices with those of the invited artists and their peers”, being that during a laboratory month they are still challenged to share their work, according to the organization, in a press release.
The Portuguese artists Ana Borralho, João Galante and Miguel Pereira, the Uruguayan Federica Folco, the Italian Luciana Fina, the Spanish Sergi Faustino and the Swiss Thomas Hauert are the invited artists of the first edition who, besides making public presentations during the festival, will to direct the seminars of the Laboratory of Linha de Fuga.
On the first day, on Friday, an installation of Luciana Fina is inaugurated, on 16 and 17, Miguel Pereira presents the dance show “Ask for Business”, the 24 there will be a performance by Sergi Faustino, as well as Ana Borralho and João Galante. On November 30, Federica Folco takes the stage with a dance.
The festival ends on December 1 with a dance performance by Thomas Hauert and public performances by participating artists in the Fugue Line laboratory, which also take place on the 17th and 24th of this month.
The Escape Line will pass through different spaces of the city, such as the old church of the Convento San Francisco, the Gil Vicente Academic Theater or the former Workers’ Guild
The festival, which is carried out in partnership with local entities, is held in various locations, with a cadence of weekly presentations, and is intended to be used as a means of transmitting and producing knowledge through creative practices. discuss the importance of art as a critical social factor at a local and global level, “the organization said in a press release.
For the laboratory, 20 artists from ten countries were selected after the organization received almost 100 applications.
The festival has as partners the Coimbra City Hall, the Gil Vicente Academic Theater, the Escola da Noite, the Coimbra Plastic Arts Circle, the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and the Citemor (co-producer of the laboratory).