On Friday, October 18th, Teatro das Figuras in Faro welcomes the Spanish musician Niño de Elche, also known as the man who bombarded Flamenco according to the newspaper El Mundo. At 9.30pm, his most recent project Colombiana will be presented, an album that is changing the way music is seen in Spain, specially Flamenco.
Later on, around 11.30pm, Verão Azul inaugurates the festival’s meeting point in Faro, at Faro’s Gimnásio Clube, with Variations to Portuguese Guitar, from the Algarve’s talented musician Ricardo J. Martins, a concert that will for sure be marked by many improvisations.
During the weekend, other names will also make headlines, such as Cátia Pinheiro, who will take The Walk #2 to the streets of Loulé, on the 19th and 20th of October. This is a site-specific audio-path that uses the city and the fictions drawn from it to conduct the audience in a personal and unique journey.
In Loulé, this path will start at 3pm, beginning at Convento do Espírito Santo. These will be individual exits, with a 4 minutes intermission between each spectator, and tickets are available at Cine-Teatro Louletano. The Walk #2 was developed in one of Pinheiro’s residence that took place in the Algarve. The piece is presented in Lagos, starting at Lago’s Military Supporting Facilities.
On Saturday, October 19th, Raquel André presents her Collection of Artists, at 9.30pm at Cine-Teatro Louletano. For this new show that premiered on September at Teatro Nacional D.Maria II, the artist created a collection that dwells on each artist, their practices and work tools, as well as their thoughts and biographies. This work integrates the Collection of People tetralogy.
At 11.30pm, at the Solar da Música Nova Auditorium, the Festival’s meeting point in Loulé, the show of the Portuguese rapper Russa will take place. Much like all the activities happening at Verão Azul meeting points, this is a free entrance event.
In Faro, the Chilean collective MilM2 (a thousand square meters) will walk the city streets (October 19th and 20th) with Proyecto Pregunta, a device whose purpose is to encourage civic participation, to promote the discussion in the public space on social issues, and that will rely on the participation of a volunteer’s group from the local community. The project will also be presented at Quarteira, on October 26th and 27th.