Beja was the stage for the heat peak of Futurama Festival: last weekend, the temperatures rose with the final proposals of this edition, in a finale bathed in human and artistic warmth, with the involvement of several different languages, aesthetics, emotions and times.
"Mundos Interiores" ("Inner Worlds"), a performance by Ana Borralho & João Galante with students from Escola Secundária Diogo Gouveia, and Clara Andermatt's workshop at Bairro das Pedreiras revived truths we already knew: it is with the youngest that we can conjure the most surprising and inventive futures. "Insularity", a new creation by Cape Verdean artist Jacira da Conceição, scattered through the Santo Amaro Church and the streets of Beja the images of a world sustained not by the mythological Atlas we know, but by a real woman, hardworking, racialized, and coming from the African continent. With the new projects by Rui Catalão and Roxana Ionesco, we plunged into the traces of our own histories and intimacies. On Saturday evening, for the closing of the Festival, the strength of Cante Alentejano, with the concert Cantexto, and the performative (and pedagogical!) strength of Trypas Corassão brought all generations together in the Public Garden of Beja to celebrate the diversity that the present and the future hold.
We thank the whole community of artists, partners and the public present. The Festival has come to an end, but Baixo Alentejo continues to be home to a series of proposals, artistic residencies and new encounters promoted by Futurama throughout the year. #wehaveseenthefurure and it was unforgettable!