Guiding principles

Located in the centre of Faro, DeVIR CAPa runs an artist residency programme for independent creators’ support. It focuses on national and international, emergent proposals that invest preferably in experimenting and mixing languages. The programme is open to anyone interested, through annual applications.

Because CAPa is integrated in national and international exchange and cooperation networks between kindred structures, it has been able to co-produce works and maintain a diverse and regular programming. This way, CAPa has affirmed itself as an alternative to other venues in the region, helping promotion and gathering new public for the Performing Arts in the south of Portugal.

In partnership with a group of municipalities and schools in the region, CAPa develops the SUB 12 & SUB 18 project, directed at the infant-juvenile public, encompassing training courses and shows of different areas of the Performing Arts, involving students and teachers in different school levels, bringing them closer to artistic languages that complement their curricular training.

With the ambition to sensitize the public, this centre establishes partnerships and cooperation protocols with higher education institutions in the region, promotes workshops, open rehearsals and informal talks between creators and the public.

History

DeVIR is a cultural activities association which started working in 1994 with the launch of an international contemporary dance festival, a sul. In 2001 it opened CAPa, Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve.

Building and facilities

CAPa grants work spaces (black-box, studio 12 x 12, studio 9 x 9) and technical and logistic support (15 beds, kitchen, laundry, office, meeting room) for the development of independent creators’ projects. It features a documentation centre, with a video collection specialised in dance comprised of about 1500 video records collected through the material gathering policy that has served as a basis for the programming conception of the a sul International Contemporary Dance Festival since 1994.

Contact
Rua Frei Lourenço de Santa Maria nº 4 e 6
8000-352
Faro
Portugal
www.devir-capa.com
devir-capa@devir-capa.com

Europe beyond Access

Survey deadline: 30 October

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?

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TACTO

Next meeting: 3 November

A new co-production dance platform in Chile

NAVE launches TACTO, the first digital co-production platform in the field of chilean contemporary dance, where national artists and platforms will be matched with international programmers.

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Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.

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Tanz in Bern

24 October to 8 November

Dear Darkness

Dampfzentrale (EDN member) is looking forward to see you in Bern, Switzerland for the 12th edition of its festival.

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