Portuguese Circus Festival LEME Returns to Ílhavo in DecemberPortuguese Circus Festival LEME Returns to Ílhavo in December

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Portuguese Circus Festival LEME Returns to Ílhavo in December

After a year on hiatus, LEME returns for a different edition, longer in duration because it is spaced out over more days and more places. The theme of this year’s festival has been described in this poetical statement: “What lies after the emptiness? The compensation, the consequence, the instability, having our heart in our mouth, the monsters under and above all the beds, and the beds are sometimes no more than our chests still loaded with bullets fired by us. But what is the chest, if not also the bed where we land from the fall? And we climbed. We return to the rope, the climb, the structure, the jump, the other.” The festival will be stretched into a 10-day period, from Dec 2-12, 2021. This year’s LEME goes to different, unexpected stages, where it tests the limits of circus in the region, such as the Cais Bacalhoeiro in Gafanha da Nazaré. The challenge to reflect and critically think about contemporary circus remains throu...
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