Simbiose Festival

Simbiose Festival is an initiative of the Municipalities of Vinhais, Macedo de Cavaleiros and Miranda do Douro.
Supported by Norte 2020, the Festival explores the relationship between the Trás-os-Montes heritage and the performing arts, mobilizing the community.
Ondamarela was invited to design the Folia project for this Festival.

Folia – Miranda do Douro

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The last Folia, in Miranda do Douro, took place Saturday, 10th September.
It was a moment of enormous emotion, to finish this great undertaking with that explosion of joy and love that was lived there.
Thanks to Município de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Câmara Municipal de Vinhais and Município de Miranda do Douro for the invitation, thank you Galandum Galundaina for the openess and for embarking on this adventure, thank you to our wonderful team, Patrícia Costa, Helena Oliveira, Susana Abreu, Paulo Meirinhos, Alberto Fernandes, who designed proposals with us, guided workshops, followed this entire journey. And the most special thanks to all the participants, from the three municipalities, who gave us their incredible contributions, sometimes with great personal effort, always with enormous dedication, trust, responsibility and a sense of mission, of commitment. There is a Feeling of Us that was ingrained in those rehearsals, in those afternoons of work, in those clothes, in those gestures, in those sounds. And that never comes out.
Thank you Banda Filarmónica 25 de Março – Lamas, Universidade Sénior de Macedo de Cavaleiros, Lérias Associação Cultural, Mirandanças Associação, Escola Municipal de Música de Vinhais and Associação Cultural, Recreativa e Desportiva de Agrochão.
Photos by Pedro Sardinha and Esfera Similar.

“Como pedras que persistem juntas
Somos Firmes
Somos filhos desta
Terra Quente
Terra Fria
Do Planalto
Somos Nós”

Folia premiered!

The premiere of our Folia, with the Galandum Galundaina and communities of Macedo de Cavaleiros, Miranda do Douro and Vinhais, took place last Saturday, August 20, at Praia da Fraga da Pegada, Azibo. It was a very beautiful night, full of music, dance and joy. Foliage, there it is!
On the 27th we will be in Vinhais, come on!


Preparing Folia!

In Vinhais, Macedo de Cavaleiros and Miranda do Douro, Folia is being prepared with the band Galandum Galundaina.
We’re developing video, dance, scenography and music workshops, exploring sounds, gestures, images, ideas. All very beautiful!

The shows are on the 20th of August in Macedo de Cavaleiros, on the 27th of August in Vinhais and on the 10th of September in Miranda do Douro. Follow it and come see!


We’re back in the northeast of Portugal, for the Folia project, within the scope of the Symbiosis Festival.
With communities in Vinhais, Macedo de Cavaleiros and Miranda do Douro, we have been working on music, dance, video and photography, in an exploratory work that will include three concerts with Galandum Galundaina, in the three municipalities.
The project was presented to the press last week.
Info about the Festival, here: https://festivalsimbiose.pt

Jornal de Notícias:
Municípios juntam-se para resgatar a cultura tradicional e criar Festival Simbiose