GEFAC

Ethnography and Folklore Group of the Academy of Coimbra


The Ethnography and Folklore Group of the Academy of Coimbra (GEFAC) was founded in 1966 and, since its foundation, it has been developing an exhaustive work of collecting, processing and disseminating Portuguese intangible heritage. Its activity has thus unfolded in several areas: collection and research, treatment and dissemination of traditional events, training, and design of original shows.

Popular manifestations are used in a creative perspective, mainly in adjustments to scenic aspects, which allow the production of a globalizing show, not so much committed to demarcating regions, but rather to accentuate the feeling that provoked the appearance of the manifestations.

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