LINHA DE FUGA is a laboratory and international performing arts festival which will take place from November 10th to December 1st 2018, in Coimbra, Portugal. Beyond the dimension of the Festival open to the public, with the presentation of shows in various places of the city, LINHA DE FUGA develops a laboratory that intends to promote the encounter between national and foreign artists for the exchange of artistic practices. The Laboratory will bring together 20 arts professionals (theater, dance, video, music, writing, …) who are interested in confronting their projects and their practices with those of the invited artists and their peers. Participants are selected by an international open call. Each participant is challenged to share a work in progress (which may be at different stages of development) that will be their object of study in practical seminars.
Designed specifically for Coimbra, the laboratory is an instance of knowledge production and transmission through creative practices. The festival that spreads throughout the city with a weekly rhythm of presentations and in partnership with several local organisations, aims to establish a relationship between participants of the laboratory, guest artists and public of the city. Creating a circuit highlighting the importance of art as a critical social factor on a local and global level, presenting the city with the work of the artists-mediators and the work processes of the artists participating in the laboratory.The Municipality of Coimbra / Convento São Francisco, Gil Vicente Academic Theatre, A Escola da Noite – Theatre Company, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, University of Coimbra’s Social Studies Center and Citemor (co-producer of the Laboratory) are partner entities of LINHA DE FUGA.
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