About Festival Giacometti 2020, Ferreira do Alentejo

FESTIVAL GIACOMETTI
THE CREATIVE MOVEMENT GRACING ALENTEJO

Festival Giacometti is about nurturing roots and bringing forth new shoots, loving and honouring the elderly, giving voice to the youth, valuing our region’s material and immaterial heritage, and promoting the exchange of local experiences and knowledge with people from all origins. In this vast flat land at the European extreme west, we want to be what we are, solemn and dauntless.

The festival offers a diverse program of music, art, anthropology, cinema, dance and gastronomy. This annual event embraces cultural challenges through the presentation of national and international events of different contemporary expression, marrying together tradition and innovation.

⚠ Covid-19: Pandemic cancels 2020 program

Unfortunately, and due to the obvious reasons, the Festival Giacometti 2020 has been canceled. We promise to appear, in some shape or form, online on the 6th June.

- You’ll hear from us closer to the date of the online event.
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MICHEL GIACOMETTI

The ethnomusicologist personality that gives name to the festival, although born in Corsica, has realised remarkable research and investigation in Portugal, famous for its contribution to popular culture – oral tradition, music, dance and traditional medicine.

There is a strong link between Michel Giacometti and Ferreira do Alentejo where, in 1968, he made several collections based on his extensive research of  the traditional choral singing known as "Cante Alentejano" in the local communities of Peroguarda, Ferreira and Figueira dos Cavaleiros. The deep bonds he established with the locals, especially in Peroguarda, where he kept several close friends, saw him choose the small white village as his last address.
Michel Giacometti black and white foto
Festival Giacometti is a project by Câmara Municipal de Ferreira do Alentejo
logos: Ferreira do Alentejo Município, Festival Giacometti

TEAM

Curator: Helena Inverno

General Direction: Maria João Pina

Artistic Direction: Helena Inverno

Technical Direction: Süse Ribeiro

Graphic Design: Gabriela Soares (Bloco Design) and Pedro Dinis

WebDesign: Pedro Dinis

Photography: Helena Inverno

Video: Entre Imagem

External Collaboration: Catarina Botelho

PARTNERS

SINGA FMENTRE IMAGEMCasa do PovoMonte Guarda RiosMelides creative Studio

SPONSORS

Crédito AgrícolaUm evento 365Alentejo Ribatejo - Entidade Regional de TurismoVisit Alentejo - PortugalTurismo de Portugal