Andancas translates as wanderings and the festival is a journey through dances of the world. It’s a particpatory festival – you come, you dance.
There are workshops on 50 different kinds of dance from celtic to partner dancing to African rhythms, as well as music and theatre.
The organisers said:
‘Andanças is a festival for the promotion of popular music and dance as the primary means of learning and exchange between generations, knowledge and cultures. Always up-to-date, Andanças aims to revive the social habits of “living” the music and to resume the practice of popular dance events. Andanças implements this focusing on traditional dances, from Portugal and from all over the world, always considering the recovery of musical and choreographic traditions, but also mixing them with contemporary elements.
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