The Salão Nobre of the Municipal Theater Sá de Miranda, now named after Amadeu Costa, hosts an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Vianense ethnographer, entitled “Amadeu Costa, Man of the Theater and Ethnographer”.
Amadeu Alberto Lima da Costa was born in Viana do Castelo on October 23, 1920.
He started his professional career at the local newspaper “Aurora do Lima”, where he took his first steps in the journalistic world.
In the 1960s / 70s, he was a correspondent for the Lisbon newspapers “O Diário de Lisboa” and “A Capital”.
Throughout his life he performed several functions: ethnographer, researcher and cultural facilitator. He became an essential figure in the traditional culture of Viana do Castelo due to the study and dissemination that he carried out throughout his life.
He always assumed his love for the dissemination of local customs, especially the Vianense costume, in addition to the organization of the Festivals in Honor of Nossa Senhora da Agonia, which he helped to promote for about thirty years, as a member of the Festival Commission.
At the time of his death, aged 78 (March 30, 1999), he had a great deal of creative and research activity and had many projects in mind.
The exhibition is organized by the Municipality of Viana do Castelo and the Teatro do Noroeste – Centro Dramático de Viana and is open to the public from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.