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Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas

National Network: 
Portugal
Address: 
Avenida da Liberdade, 64-F, 7400-218 Ponte de Sor
7400-218 Ponte de Sor
Portugal
Telephone: 
+351 213420614
Telephone (other): 
+351 213420670
Fax: 
+351 213420670
Organisation Type: 
Others
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

The Sete Sóis Sete Luas Festival experience born from the curiosity and the initiative of a group of students of the high school of Pontedera supported by the help of a Portuguese writer. In the last year of the High school, 1987 these young dreamers, with the passion of the theatre, founded the GRUPPO TEATRALE IMMAGINI. At the end of the 80's they obtained several awards for the play "Edipo Re". Eager to go beyond the Italian boundaries, they decided to "fly" toward the lands of Alentejo(Portugal). Here, after two artistic projects in the countryside of Montemor-o-Novo, they realized some shows and they met José Saramago. With the modesty and the fancy of dreaming typical of adolescents, they invited in Pontedera the Portuguese writer, who accepted the invitation and who gave to the group the rights for Italy of the book "L'anno 1993". From that moment on, there were put the bases to give life to this interesting exchange between Italy and Portugal: in 1993 born the Sete Sóis Sete Luas Festival under the aegis of José Saramago and directed from its first version by Marco Abbondanza.
Step by step the project grew up and expanded: not only renowned artist took part to the project (Evora, Dario Fo, Carlos Paredes, Bernardo Bertolucci etc…), but also new countries started joining it: Spain in 1997, Capo Verde in 1998, France in 2005 Croatia in 2008 and Brazil in 2009, always preferring the peripheral areas instead of the big centers.

Mission and Objectives: 

OBJECTIVES AND PROJECTS
• It's a cultural Network characterized by 10 countries – Brazil, Cape Verde, Croatia, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal and Spain - that highlight lively and direct relations with small centers and artists.
• It's a travel in the Mediterranean and lusophone world: a travel made by meetings and exchanges. The ones who travel are the artists, the cultural operators and the same spectators.
• It's a Festival that seeks people and not squares or monuments.
• It offers contemporary folk music and figurative art from the Mediterranean and lusophone world.
• "Shuttlecock" of the cultural tourism; the public can follow it in its various stops, travelling around the Mediterranean and lusophone world.
• Direct experiences of music, art and tastes through the production of excellent food and wine products from the countries which take part to the project.

Main Projects / Activities: 

OBJECTIVES AND PROJECTS
• It's a cultural Network characterized by 10 countries – Brazil, Cape Verde, Croatia, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal and Spain - that highlight lively and direct relations with small centers and artists.
• It's a travel in the Mediterranean and lusophone world: a travel made by meetings and exchanges. The ones who travel are the artists, the cultural operators and the same spectators.
• It's a Festival that seeks people and not squares or monuments.
• It offers contemporary folk music and figurative art from the Mediterranean and lusophone world.
• "Shuttlecock" of the cultural tourism; the public can follow it in its various stops, travelling around the Mediterranean and lusophone world.
• Direct experiences of music, art and tastes through the production of excellent food and wine products from the countries which take part to the project.