Supported by Orquestra Geração
Founded in 2007 by the National Conservatorium of Lisbon the Amadora’s City Council with the support of the Gulbenkian Foundation, the project “Generation Orchestra” began in two schools in Lisbon’s region, working with almost 100 children from different ethnical origins. Today we work in 20 schools in Lisbon and Coimbra with circa 950 children.
Generation Orchestra’s aim is to provide children from unfavorable conditions around Lisbon region with an extensive and comprehensive educational program that will help their social integration. We achieve these goals through musical education, especially orchestra playing, since working together for long periods during the week, makes them know each other, respect each other and work with each other towards a common goal, the final public presentation. Therefore we also help them to gradually build their personalities in order to prepare them to be able to choose in the future a profession away from marginality, crime and drugs.
We work in public schools (Lisbon, Vila Franca de Xira , Loures , Amadora ,Lisbon, Oeiras , Sintra and Sesimbra, Almada and Coimbra) where we find children from different origins – Caucasian , African ( from the ancient Portuguese colonies) and Gypsy communities.
Supported by MdCrew
It is a dance group, based in Sintra, made up of children and adolescents. From Hip-Hop to Jazz, we always try to dazzle through the versatility and fusion of styles!
Kid’s Zumba Class
Supported by Oeiras Dance Academy
The Oeiras Dance Academy is a new dance academy that opened in the Historic Center of Oeiras. The Academy was born to respond to a lack of dance teaching in Oeiras, intending to provide a service of proximity and excellence through classes of more than 30 modalities of dance from Monday to Sunday taught by accredited professionals.
Supported by Tuna Académica de Lisboa
Tuna Académica de Lisboa was founded by some students of the Lisbon Academy in December of 1997. The Tuna Académica de Lisboa shares the same spirit, in fact, like all other tunas of this noble academy that prevails the value of friendship, fellowship and music made by students, for the students. The intention of congregating, around the music and the idea of representing the Academy and the City of Lisbon among the students, made this musical project to be considered, by whom it was part, with a great seriousness and responsibility. Within the academic values, it was always true intention to promote friendship, sharing of values and respect for individuality, since only in this way it is possible to motivate a musical growth based on quality and a group based on the maturity of the members that compose it. Tuna Académica de Lisboa is made up of students and alumni from the most varied colleges, universities and institutes of the Lisbon Academy. In this way, we believe to constitute a degree of representativeness that bases the intention to continue a project that represents the Academy and the City of Lisbon.
Supported by Tocá Rufar
Tocá Rufar, founded in 1996, is a model project of artistic and cultural formation for the affirmation and promotion of traditional portuguese percussion and the drum instrument that distinguishes itself by placing portuguese culture, knowledge and art, in a privileged position as a source value, development and contemporaneity. Through artistic practice of excellence, creating and innovating within a cultural tradition, building and exporting the image of a modern, agile, active, creative and innovative Portugal, and possessing a solid cultural identity. As well as a prominent organizational model that can be applied in other national and foreign entities.
Supported by Portuguese Yoga Confederation
The Portuguese Yoga Confederation – CONPORYO is a non-profit Philosophical and Cultural Institution and a World Specialist in Yoga. Founded in 1979 it has as President H.H. Amrta Súryánanda Maharája, Jorge Veiga e Castro, Grand International Yoga Master, its founder and supervisor, one of the most considered living Yoga masters in all the World.
The CONPORYO prioritizes International Excellence in the preservation of the Noble and Ancient Primordial Yoga Sámkhya, as well as its teaching. Also practicing Excellence in Teachers Training, World Specialist, having already graduated hundreds of Yoga Teachers in Portugal – Exponential Factor of Human beings. Being
deeply non -theoretical, it doesn’t ask for – it gives, it also confers special emphasis to social causes, to the victims of deep aggression, to sustainable development, to Research and development, and to children, allocating an important part of its financial and human resources for these areas, being a donator to many institutions and individuals.
Supported by OPorto Ballet School
OPorto Ballet School, was founded, in October 2004, and its a school directed to the vocational education of the Classical Ballet. The school works to achieve the freedom of the movement, within the excellence of the technique.
Supported by group Siempre a Bailar
The group Siempre a Bailar was born in 2010 created by Professor André Rola. This group is from Setúbal and has about 60 students divided into three classes,” Guapitas “(3 year olds), adults initiated and adults advanced. It is a group of Sevillanas (spanish typical dance) that performs all over Portugal and is defined by their dance show, their colourful clothes and their originality. Fun is guaranteed.
Supported by Coro Infantil de Santo Amaro de Oeiras
The Choir was founded by César Batalha in 1976, starting with a group of 17 children. It is now directed by Catarina Melo de Sousa. Santo Amaro’s Choir has gained vast admiration, due to its dignified attitude in trying to attain a high level of artistic and humane qualities. The Choir has also a pedagogical purpose, giving its elements a culture of simplicity and group spirit. The initial rehearsal location of the Choir was at the Oeiras Fire Brigade headquarters, then transferred to the former Oeiras-Cine in 1987. Since 1990, they are headquartered at the Alto da Barra Commercial Complex, under the aegis of the Oeiras Municipality.