Ideias do Levante – Cultural Association of Lagoa (Algarve), in partnership with the Municipality of Lagoa (Algarve), will organize, on the 7th of November 2020, at 21:00, in the Carlos do Carmo Auditorium (Lagoa), the ninth edition of the Oriental Dance art show, entitled “The Magic of 1001 Nights”. The show will bring together the class of Graciete Jesuíno (teacher and choreographer of Oriental Dance at Ideias do Levante) and some special guests. According to the organization, this show, designed by Gabriela Sharifa, includes a large component of amateurism, since the dancers on stage will be mostly amateurs and / or newcomers in this art. However, the organization stresses that the public will be surprised and pleased with the performance of the dancers. Roberto Estorninho, president of Ideias do Levante, welcomes all the work that has been developed not only by Graciete Jesuíno, but also by all the dancers and other members involved in the production of this show.
The concert is an exclusive commission that aims to honor World Water Day, celebrated on March 22, unfortunately delayed 8 months, due the COVID’19 pandemic. For this debut, a 1st open call was launched to professional musicians who were natural and / or resident in the Algarve, which extended in a second call to the national territory and pre-professionals. The result is an inclusive project, VENTANIA ORQUESTRA – a project by O Corvo and Raposa Associação Cultural, with special participation of (virtual) youth choir AE ESPAMOL (Lagoa) and AE Bemposta (Portimão).