Artes à Rua it’s a music festival that does not let itself be labelled, it’s an intercultural dialogue with all the arts. This results in a process of love, involving heritage, audiences and creators.
In Évora, during the first half of August, the squares and streets are places of affection and enjoyment of music from all over the world. This music results from the many different aesthetic trends and from its dialogue with traditions, thus permanently building the identity of peoples.
These same streets and squares are places of encounter with music, dance, theatre, performance, contemporary circus and visual arts.
The Artes à Rua programming also results from artistic residencies that often involve creators from distant places, diverse artistic disciplines, different languages, who understand each other through a universal language. A language that emerges from creative emotion, tolerance and respect for others, regardless of their social or ethnic origin, their skin colour or sexual orientation, religion or aesthetic background.
Artes à Rua merges with the image of Évora, a city of solidarity, of culture, of respect for the right to difference, a city that looks out over the plain, peering into the historical and cultural landscape that surrounds it, challenging us to critical thinking. During the first fortnight of August, in Évora, music and arts besiege the streets and squares contaminating everything and everyone with freedom.
article posted by:Carla Dias, Câmara Municipal de Évora