A fairly small city, close to Lisbon and the west coast of Portugal. The inhabitants are rather nice and curious people, so by the time, Summer Intensive starts we expect them to peep around and greet everybody with their warm Portuguese hospitality. The perimeter of the city is easily completed by foot and/or bike (there are public city bikes available), and there’ll be time for sure to visit its few points of interest like the ruins of the Castle and the abandoned Cucos hot springs, both places filled with wonder and beautiful vistas! There are refreshing green parks and gardens through the city which are the perfect spot to have a cool and chilled summer walk, be it in the morning, afternoon or evening, any free time is better spent surrounded by trees, grass and on your bare feet!
The city is quite close to the beaches of the west coast as well, and with the bus station 10 minutes away from our facilities it shouldn’t take long to get to one of them! The most visited and accessible one would be Santa Cruz though, and we do advise you to look into going there if you are about to join Summer Intensive, the sand stretches over kilometers of the coast bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Santa Cruz, although small, in this period of the year becomes more alive than ever due to the perfect holiday spot it becomes!
InSight will happen in the facilities of Performact school for contemporary dance in Portugal – Torres Vedras, a town close to the west coast.
Three years ago the founders of the school discovered an old olive oil warehouse in Torres Vedras and decided to transform it. Using its massive, open structures they re-shaped it into several dance studios and performance spaces to host residencies, daily training, and researches.
Pursuing the goal of re-using existing structures by implanting an artistic life and environment and allowing its growth in a more durable way now and in the future.