After more than a year, he began dancing again in a live concert. After the start of the epidemic, the first concert experience took place, on Friday night, in the city of Braga, with a concert by Pedro Abronosa. Of the approximately 500 tests performed (400 for the public and 100 for artists and employees), all were negative, as confirmed by O MINHO with Mayor Ricardo Rio.
This was one of the experimental events that took place before the contraction and reopening of activity, this Sunday. The next exam is taking place in Coimbra and 1,000 people will attend.
With performances sold and bands, artists and audiences tested, the Portuguese Red Cross conducted nearly 1,000 screening tests over the course of two days at Altice Forum Braga, within the scope of demos promoted by the Association of Promoters of Performances, Festivals and Events (APEFE), in partnership with the municipality of Braga, InvestBraga and the Cross Portuguese red.
With no case of COVID-19, Ricardo Rio, who is also president of InvestBraga, points out that these concerts “were a good dress rehearsal for the future of the sector, particularly in terms of the field of conferences and exhibitions, performances and events that open a range of possibilities for activism”.
“The importance of civil society in the development of these events, with the contribution of companies, artists and local authorities,” emphasized Alvaro Coffis, Director of APEFE, in statements to the press. The APEFE Director also stressed that, “From the work developed in these two concerts, a report will be issued so that the General Directorate of Health (DGS) can make the possibility of having presentations from this dimension and others, which is very important for professionals working. In the field of health. Culture.”
The two cultural events were approved “after the work that has been developed in the past months between the Ministries of Culture and Health with the bodies representing the cultural sector, in partnership with the General Directorate of Culture.”
News updated at 5:50 pm with more information.