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Workshop de Dancas Turcas com Tania Luiz
(técnica clássica oriental e cigana)
com Tania Luiz
Com uma forte base de dança contemporânea e algumas incursões na rumba cigana, danças latinas, dança clássica Indiana e artes marciais, Tania luiz tem-se especializado na dança oriental há 13 anos. Estudou na Turquia esta forma de dança onde desenvolveu o gosto pelos seus tempos rápidos, címbalos de dedos, movimentos acrobáticos e suas raízes romani.
Tendo ela própria sangue cigano, Tania é conhecida pela sua dança apaixonada e fogosa. Actuou e/ou ensinou no Japão, Tailândia, Turquia, India, Nepal, Portugal, China, Alemanha e Inglaterra.
Tania organizou no Japão workshops com Artemis, Ansuya e Aziza, conhecidas bailarinas de fama internacional.
É membro do trio Kadife, com dois músicos profissionais turcos, um trio que actua no Japão desde 2006.
12 e 13 de Abril
10h – 13h
(R. José Duro, nº 15)
(a 5 min. do metro Alvalade, esquina dos correios Av. Igreja)
60€ (mín. 10 participantes)
Tlm: 912 111 111 (Mariana Dias)
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Lisbon Hot Air Balloon Festival
Every year 40+ hot air balloons from around the world take to the sky during the biggest balloon festival in Portugal. Usually departure can be from any place in Portugal and this year was in Lisbon (Praça do Império, Belém).
The festival is one of the largest in Europe with hundred thousand spectators which come to watch as the balloons inflate and eventually fill the sky with an array of colours. There were additional activities such as market stalls and the opportunity to have a balloon baptism (free ride).
But the best part was the "Balloon Night Glow" with a perfect synchronism between music (classic, heavy-metal, symphonic rock, etc.) and the glows...
What a night...
Come to see next festival. Have a look at the schedules http://www.balloonevents.org/
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If you travel to Lisbon, Portugal you must hunt out the Fado music. I travelled there with a friend a few years ago and will never forget it. Look for a small family run restaurant in the Barrioi Alto - not the touristy ones - for Fado music. You will be amazed and delighted at the way they entertain you. You order your meal and as you are eating they close the doors and shutters and play guitars with or without a singer every 10 minutes or so. They expect strict silence but you are so enthralled you will not be able to speak!! We will never forget it and plan to go back some day. I think the restaurant we favoured was called NONO!
The Interactive Science Museum has highly educational exhibits with cutting-edge technology and multimedia.
There are fun interactive displays and simulations, explaining the use of technology in everyday life. Many of the world's major scientific institutes contribute to thematic exhibitions, making this a rewarding experience for both adults and children.
There is also a cybercafe with free but limited 30-minute access.
I had visited San Francisco Science Museum 2 times. Most of the display shows was gifted from them to Lisbon Science Museum in 99. Anyway, I loved the place...
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In the heart of the shopping district, Café A Brasileira is the most famous of Lisbon's old haunts. A bronze statue of Portugal's poet-writer Fernando Pessoa sits just outside. For a feel of bygone days and enjoyment of the literary and art memorabilia on the walls, come before dark: at night every table is taken over by beer-drinking young people.
Lights in September-Internationl Biennial of Light
Another event is Luzboa - International Biennial of Light dedicated to the art of light and lighting that add even greater colour to various landmark sites of the city. Lisboan’s streets, belvederes and monuments are transformed with original lighting displays. Specially designed routes through the neighborhoods of Chiado, Baixa and Castelo allow everyone to enjoy these amazing light displays. At night all can see Lisboa transformed by the art of light that lights up buildings, streets and monuments whilst presenting projections, sculptures and figures performing with illuminated suits.
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Lights in September -Lisboa World Pyrotechnics
September is a month of "lights" in Lisbon.
Olivais Docks, in front of the Portugal Pavilion, Parque das Nações (Nations' Park) is the venue of Lisboa World Pyrotechnics (over half million spectators attended the fireworks displays last year). Prestigious companies from this sector perform at this World Competition each with a fireworks display synchronised with music. Each show lasts around 20 minutes. The jury panel judge the shows according to various criteria including variety of colours and the originality of the displays.
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I only went to see Fado once when I was in Portugal. I'm glad I did, but I have to say it really wasn't that great. Maybe it was just the restaurant/Fado house we went to, but I found it very cheesy. The service was horrible, the performances were lack luster. Thank god I didn't try the food. Fado just seems like a tourist trap to me!
This was a website adviced to us (workers) by my company.
I never tryed it but if they adviced us (living in Lisbon) it should be good, anyways Im thinking in giving it a try so I drop note if I do so :)
Popular festivities in June
-Popular festivities (Festas Populares) –
These celebrations take place in the historical quarters of Lisboa.
Lisbon celebrates the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints) by decorating the city. Barely a street escapes as paper lanterns, streamers and coloured lights are hung from balconies and railings. At the street there are several parties, people dance, listen to Fado, eat grilled sardines and drink. As a symbol of affection people present each other with little pots of basil and paper carnations on which they write poems to each other.
There are parades in each district and everywhere there is music and dancing. In the evening make your way up to the Alfama, and Mouraria where sardines are grilled outside the houses and the narrow streets fill with people in the party mood. There is a big parade on the night of the 12 June for St António which makes its way along the Avenida da Liberdade. The old quarters of Alfama and Mouraria are particularly busy and celebrations continue until dawn.
Although the patron saint of Lisbon is St Vincent (its relics were rescued by our first king Afonso Henriques and brought to Sé de Lisboa our dearest saint is St António de Lisboa aka Saint Anthony of Padua (where he died) but whose real name was Fernando de Bulhões. He is especially invoked for the recovery of things lost, but above all... if you look for girlfriend / boyfriend because in Portugal he is recognized as the marriage saint.
That's why it's also traditional to hold a collective wedding ceremony on St António’s day (13th June) where the brides are known as Brides of Santo António.
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If you're into arts, all kind of arts, you should visit Culturgest. Its purpose is to manage cultural facilities and organize artistic and scientific events, like exhibitions, dance and theatre performances, seminars and conferences.
Check out what's happening at their website: http://www.culturgest.pt/ . The website is in portuguese, but you might get the names of the events. Anyway, you can always ask me.
A Little Fado & Plenty of Port
I definitely recommend seeing a Fado performance while in Lisbon. It might not be your style of music, but it's still a great experience to have. The people are very passionate about it, which makes it fun for everyone--even those of us who don't speak a lick of Portugese! And, the tiny cafes where they perform give good meals and plenty of Port wine. You might be singing your heart out by the end too!
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Rossio train station
This is one of the most beautiful trainstations that I know of, so even if you don't need to use the train (it is the one that takes you to Sintra), do take the chance to at least take some pictures of the beautiful facade.
Built in 1886/87 this neo-manueline is located between the Rossio and Restauradores square and could easily be missed if you are not paying attention. It has recently been renovated and connected to the subway station (Restauradores, which is closer) and the interior is also worth a visit, specially the ceiling.
Casa do Fado e da Guitarra Portuguesa
This museum is an absolute must-do if you want to discover the importance and/or history of Fado in Lisbon life. It is situated at the border of Alfama.
The museum houses information about the history of Fado, the different kinds of Fado, the Fado on radio and TV, the Fado artists, and also the Portuguese guitar.
It is explained in an easy, interesting way and pushing on the buttons, you can hear pieces of Fado music. The greatest part is at the end, when you have an imitation of a pub/Fado house, in which you can sit down and listen to it. Very well done!
When I was there, there was a temporary exhibition about Amalia Rodrigues, THE fadista par excellence! Again, you could listen to her songs by headphone, reading about her life and achievements.
Go to this museum and discover Alfama afterwards and you’ll have a great time discovering this intriguing part of Lisbon!
Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos
Built in 1792-1795, this theater is modeled on some of the great Italian ones, like La Scala in Milan and San Carlo in Naples. Opera performances are given from September to June, as well as concerts and ballets throughout the year.
I'm looking forward to a symphonic performance on April 9, 2005 with a program including Mahler, Mozart, and Schumann.
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