DeVIR/CAPa Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve Faro (PT)

EDN membership

Full member

Year of foundation

1994

Artistic director

José Laginha

Guiding principles

Located in the centre of Faro, it develops an independent creators’ support artist residency programme, 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 interchange 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 the country.

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.

In the ambit of public sensitizing, 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.

Building description

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.

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.

More information

www.devir-capa.com
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8000-352 Faro
Portugal
Tel: +351 289 828784
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