A Porta Festival

Founded in 2014, in Leiria, Festival A Porta is a cultural initiative that promotes dialogue between the local community and the territory it occupies. Its programming is designed every year to encourage artistic creation and education through the arts, creating space for an environment favorable to sharing, co-creation and development of the region.

It is also an appeal to civic thought and participation, seeking to value the role of each person in the cultural and social development of the city.

The Foot on the Door

For the wonderful A Porta Festival, in Leiria, ondamarela developed the performance “Having the Foot on the Door”. From an open call and word of mouth, with the participation of the Ateneu Desportivo de Leiria Choir, around 40 people from Leiria joined us and created music, sound, gesture, dreams and soap bubbles with us.
Based on questions regarding the city, but also in conjunction with the place where the festival takes place this year, the ruins of the Convento dos Capuchos, the history and stories around it, we took the stage in a mix of joy and nervousness. Under a light rain that fed one of the pieces created, Neblina, we put our foot in the door and let everything come and go.

Thank you very much to those who invited us, thank you very much to those who created and took the stage with us, it was wonderful.
Thanks, once again, to Vera Marmelo, for the photos!