Vo'Arte was born of the desire to produce, disclose and enhance contemporary creation, based on the merging vindication of artistic expressions, developing national and international projects that support the interchange and trans-disciplinary creation.

Vo'Arte is an innovative project that promotes creative dialogue and cultural decentralizing, with a view to strengthening relations between communities and cultures, as well as enlarging and developing of new audiences.

Carrying on 17 years of artistic, pedagogical and social activities, Vo'Arte believes the value of artistic culture and keeps on creating new performances, festivals, exhibitions, installations, films, seminars and program proposals combining both mainstream artists and emerging creators.


Vo'Arte has participated in European and National Capitals of Culture Oporto 2001, Coimbra 2003, Faro 2005 and Guimarães 2012, at the World Exhibitions Expo'98 and Saragoza 2008, at the European Football Championship Euro 2004 and at the Boccia World Championship 2010, in the Unlimited Dance Festival in Athens (2015) with innovative proposals in dance/performance and cinema creations, as well as formation.

Vo'Arte was distinguied with the Inclusion National Award in the Culture, Sport and Leisure category for the work developed in the area of creation, programming, training and inclusion, in the past 17 years.


Vo’Arte integrates the networks CQD - Dancing Cities, StudioTrade, REDE Structures Association to Contemporary Dance and is partner of Acesso Cultura.


It's also co-organizer of the European projects Unlimited Access and EVDH - European Video Dance Heritage.



Under the Artistic Direction of Ana Rita Barata (choreographer) and Pedro Sena Nunes (filmmaker).


InShadow 2015 | Open Call | Extended Deadline June 15th

We are glad to announce that the submission deadline for the 7th edition of InShadow - International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies will be extended until Monday, June 15th. Take the chance and submit your video dance, documentary, animation, installation or performance and get awarded with one of the InShadow Prizes. We are waiting for your submissions!

Regulations and submissions here.



Festival description

InShadow - International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies is an initiative of Vo'Arte, in co-production with São Luiz Teatro Municipal in Lisbon, which has already established itself as a reference in contemporary artistic creation and programming, with emphasis on the convergence of language between body and image, based on technology.

InShadow explores interdisciplinary atmospheres through aesthetic solutions and technical representation of body on screen, on stage and in other platforms. Genres and language intersect in video, performance, installations and exhibitions that present the vitality of a dialogue between established artists and emerging creators.

The program includes an international competition of videodance and documentaries, performances, a section aimed at children and youth, workshops and masterclasses, as well as exhibitions and installations, that expand the Festival by the city.

InShadow, body imagined within the shadow.



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