Ílhavo hosted the artistic laboratory #2

From 30 November to 2 December 2023, the city of Ílhavo (Portugal) hosted the BETA CIRCUS participants for the second artistic laboratory of the participatory experience, in the frame of LEME festival. Learning, exchanging and networking on good practices for participatory arts methodologies were highlighted during 3 full days with the participation of all the 8 selected artists/collectives and 3 the mentors that shared with the group very different perspectives about participatory arts and how it could be connected with circus arts. Ana Bragança & Ricardo Baptista, Nicola Borghesi & Enrico Baraldi and Marleen Scholten Linder bring their experience and knowledge for this laboratory, supporting the group to open minds and look for participatory arts from different views.

The participatory experience will now enter on the second level: the professional development programme of BETA CIRCUS. Very soon the digital content (debate) related to Ílhavo’s laboratory will be available online.