Warm-Up MOTELX is back!

3-5 September

After an unforgettable midnight visit to Portugal’s Ancient Art Museum in 2019, MOTELX once again delivers unique and improbable artistic encounters during the Warm-Up weekend that precedes the Festival, bringing together major names of the Portuguese arts in three open-air events with free entrance.
On 3 September, the Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara hosts “The Woman Without a Head”, a concert performance inspired by a text by Gonçalo M. Tavares, voiced by MC Papillon and with live illustrations by António Jorge Gonçalves.

The following evening, Espaço Brotéria hosts a staged dinner based on Fernando Pessoa’s “A Very Original Dinner”, a work by the great Portuguese poet that is largely unknown by the public. The project will recreate Pessoa’s darkest side and will have the artistic supervision of acclaimed actor Albano Jerónimo, with staging by young students Matilde Carvalho and Rita Poças.

The popular open-air screening at Largo Trindade Coelho will bring MOTELX’s Warm-Up to a close on 5 September (film to be announced shortly).

The events will respect all safety measures and are the result of a partnership with Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.
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