The 5th edition of the International Festival of Folklore and Popular Arts of pellets (Fifap) will bring together, Monday (12) and Tuesday, dance groups from 13 countries in the Americas that will present shows for the general public, in addition to workshops in 15 municipal schools and the traditional street parade through the Historic Center. Promoted by the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul (IFSul) and the Federal University of pellets (UFPel), the event has been supported by the Municipality of Pelotas since the first edition.
On Monday morning, the artists will be received at Pao Municipal by Deputy Mayor Idemar Barz. The Department of Development, Tourism and Innovation (Sdeti) will provide visitors with a city tour of the Historical Center, Parque da Baronesa and Laranjal on Tuesday morning.
The holder of Sdeti, Gilmar Bazanella, considers this a special edition of Fifap, due to the return in person, after two years without the event because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. “In addition to the cultural exchange between the countries of America, this year the event is configured in a slightly different way, as two other municipalities will also receive the 12 groups that will come from outside the country. Cruz Alta and Passo Fundo, which traditionally hosted the great Folklore and Art Festival. Dance groups from these two municipalities will also participate in the Pelotas performances. It will be a great meeting of cultures”, guaranteed the secretary.
In this edition, the Festival presents Danzpare Brasil, as part of the International Festival of Heritage Dance in Pares, based in Costa Rica, whose production in Brazil is in charge of Baillar Centro de Danas, from Passo Fundo.
Check the schedule
From 2 pm to 5 pm – presentation and workshops at municipal schools
8pm – show in Auditorium II of the UFPel Arts Center
10 am – presentation at NGOs
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – street parade in the Center with presentation at the Central Market
8pm – show in the IFsul Auditorium
During the shows, there will be a collection of non-perishable food. More information on Fifap Pelotas social media.