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The organization of World Dances hereby informs all those who are interested in Casa da Gaia and World Dances in particular, that it was forced to cancel the 42nd Edition of the festival.
This decision was very carefully considered, many pros and cons were evaluated and we concluded that it is not possible to hold the event in the conditions we want and to which we have accustomed the public.
The reasons for the cancellation are unrelated to the organization and we can say that we did everything together with national and international partners, to strongly avoid what we are announcing today. We understand that with so few days left for the Opening Gala, it is neither right nor possible to raise more hopes, either to our associates and friends, or to the general public, whom we greatly appreciate.
In the last few months and weeks, several obstacles have been placed upon us. We have overcome some obstacles, but others have resulted in this situation.
After two years of forced shutdown due to the pandemic, this return was greatly desired.
To those we have disappointed, please accept our apologies.
To the entities and partners that usually trust Casa da Gaia, we would like to express our sincere and public thanks for their understanding and openness to future editions.
To those who have a share of responsibility for this outcome, as you can imagine, we will come back stronger!
Long live Casa da Gaia.
Long live World Dances!