performing arts

Teresa Norton Dias

flowers of may (cultural group association)

This association, initially founded by Crisóstomo Teixeira do Livramento, in Porto da Cruz, started as a group of string players jokingly called Flowers, and later, Flowers of May, mainly made up by middle-aged members. This group has played versions of successful national songs, for the enjoyment of the audience coming from the neighbouring areas of …

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conservatory (history)

It originated at the Music Academy of Madeira, established on the initiative of Luiz Peter Clode, William Edward Clode and Eduardo António Santos Pereira in 1946. After being granted a licence from the Ministry of Education, the Academy began to offer courses according to the National Conservatory of Lisbon. In 1955, the section of fine …

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the association of friends of inclusive art

The Association of Friends of Inclusive Art – Dancing with Difference was established in Funchal, in May 2007, as an initiative of Henrique Amoedo. Its main objective is the promotion and use of different artistic languages to act as a means of social inclusion for people with disabilities and others, integrating artistic, educational and therapeutic …

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teixeira, maria ascensão fernandes

In 1949, when she was 20 years old, Maria Ascensão Fernandes Teixeira joined the Folklore Group of the People’s House of Camacha, after being invited by António Martins Júnior. This would become her main occupation. Prior to that, she learned embroidery, crochet and sewing, having been a teacher and dressmaker. In the folklore group, she …

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