The Cultural Association Claudio Santoro is a civil institution without lucrative ends, of
cultural and educational character, with proper corporate entity, having as
objective to preserve the memory and to promote the cult to the workmanship of
the teacher, professor and composer Claudio Santoro, as well as fomenting the
Culture in all its manifestations.
Informally established in Brasilia soon after the disappearance of its
protector in 1989, it was officialized in 11 of March of 1995 for detached
personalities of the cultural life and politics of our country, that had chosen
as President of the institution insigne amazonense, Senator Bernardo Cabral.
The current president of this institution is Dr. Roberto Macedo de Siqueira.
For the recovery work, maintenance, writing and diffusion of the gigantic
musical workmanship of
Claudio Santoro, it financed the installation of its headquarters of a
under the direction of Raffaello Santoro, (son of the composer), and
it organizes the "Santoro Archive", of music scores and writings.
It is promotional, in partnership with the Secretariat of Culture and Sport of
the Federal District, the International Dance Seminar of Brasilia -
considered only in the world for its characteristics and one of most important
of the area in the country. The event in year 2003 reached its 13ª edition,
having in all its granted trajectory about 230 Scholarships for appraised
institutions of education as well as periods of training and contracts in the
exterior for young Brazilian dancers, beyond more than R$150.000.00 in prizes
in species and international tickets. In this area the project is also
distinguished "Dances to
Live/Live to Dance" , that it authorizes lessons of dance the devoid
children and adolescents or in situation of risk.
Between its innumerable activities it has special relevance the maintenance of
the Ballet of Brasilia and the support the initiatives of social character. The
promotion of tournées of concerts of Brazilian artists, writings of erudite and
popular music are also distinguished, as well as the accomplishment of cultural
events in our country and the exterior.