Culture is an element that unites people, and in Ireland, this is no different. The country, known for its green landscapes and rich history, is also the stage for one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year: Culture Night.
What is Culture Night?
Culture Night is an annual celebration that has taken place in Ireland for 17 years. This event, which will take place next Friday, September 22nd, offers hundreds of cultural activities in different locations across the country, most of which are free.
Organized by the Arts Council, the Irish culture council, the aim is to promote and celebrate the country’s wealth of arts and creativity.
Brazil shines at Culture Night
The diversity of Culture Night is not just limited to Irish culture. Artists from all over the world, including Brazil, have the opportunity to showcase their talent and share their culture. Some highlights include:
Thaís Muniz and the MOE Communal conversation circle
Thaís Muniz, a Brazilian interdisciplinary artist, participates in a conversation that explores themes such as culture, belonging and memory.
Muniz is known for her work that addresses identity, displacement and inner love, seeking to build bridges and promote dialogues aimed at change and healing.
City Of The Sun God: an Afro-Brazilian dance in Dublin
Alessandra Azevedo, a renowned Afro-Brazilian contemporary dancer, will perform “City Of The Sun God”. And this presentation promises a lot.
This dance show imagines a dystopian future influenced by Afro-Brazilian culture, connecting traditions such as Ancient Egypt and indigenous society.
Forró in Dublin: a night of Brazilian dancing
The Brazilian rhythm of forró will take over the streets of Dublin during Culture Night. The classes, open to all levels of experience, will be an opportunity for dance lovers to let loose and have fun to the sound of this infectious rhythm.
Eilimintí/Elamentos: a fusion of musical cultures
Phoenix and Wolfe, composed of Amanda Shannon and Cairo Rocha, will bring a bilingual musical show that combines Irish and Brazilian influences. The repertoire includes covers of Sean Nós, MPB and Jazz, as well as songs written by the duo.
Brazilian jazz at The Complex
The Improvised Music Company (IMC) will present “Tudo Bem”, by Ronan Guilfoyle, a performance that explores the repertoire of great names in Brazilian music, such as Hermeto Pascoal, Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso.
Dublin through the eyes of Renato da Cunha and Carl Foran
The “Urban Perspectives” exhibition combines illustrations by Brazilian artist Renato da Cunha (also SEDA’s former student and designer) and photographs by Irish artist Carl Foran. Together they capture the vibrant and diverse essence of Dublin.
A celebration of diversity
Culture Night is not just a celebration of Irish culture, but a celebration of global cultural diversity.
Whether through music, dance, theatre, visual arts or conversation, the event provides a platform for artists from around the world to share their stories and talents.
For those interested in exploring more about Culture Night and its events, it is recommended to visit the official website for detailed information.
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