ARTISTS AND SUPPORTERS

Here is a list of some of the featured artists and institutions involved in 'The Orientalist' project so far. As the project grows and matures, I'll add other names and links to their amazing works. The list is in alphabetical order.

Dancers

Aida Bogomolova  Anjelica Scannura   Alexandra Tanzraum  Aliah Kluchenkova    Anna Gureeva    Anna Li    Anuka Bellydance     Ariane Chola     Atmo Kranti     Boriana Dimitrova  Bruna Milani  Camelia Dances  Chloe Ro    Cree-Norquay Field   Dalilah Lopes  Erhan Ay    Eshe Yildiz     Eva Mandisa    Evelina Papazova    Iana Komarnytska     Ibrahim Hassan    Ilina Kovacheva    Ilina Khristova    Joharah Kolishenco     Julia Farid Torgonska    Julia Mitsai     Katerina Borisova    Katia Solpanova    Khaled Mahmoud     Kristiana Atanasova  Kristina Derkach    Laura Varga     Leanna BellaDance     Leianne Vergara     Liliya Boginova  Lulu Hartenbach  Maria B   Maria Kapinus  Marta Korzun Melissa Gamal Mila Petrova  Mimi Sokolova   Miruna Soiu     Natalie Stukalenko     Nasia Hayat     Natalya Kalinina     Nezha Dance     Olesya Astman     Peggy Nuwayrah Monchamp     Paromita Kar  Raisa Latorraca    Rosa Mondaray   Sarita Gayle Alvarez  Stephania Woloshyn     Solomiya Derkach     Tatiana K  Tsiki Yasz  Triana Ballesta   Vania Tantikova 

Bands and Musicians

Aladin Hamdany      Ariane Chola    Ariel Hyatt   Bernardo Bittencourt   Bety Vinil  Daniel Farah  Demetrius Petsalakis  Emiliano Pereira   Fabricio Amaral     Francisco Mehmet  Ian Nain Jaash Sing  Mahmoud Mahmoud Al Masri  Mario Aphonso III Mike Anklewicz   Paul Ge    Raquy Danziger    Rami ElAasser   Rhys Georgiou    Saad Aladin   Sergey Ali Aliferov   Zdravko Lui Peev

Dance Groups

Al Lala        Ala Nar Dance Ensemble        Isadora Dance Academy       Sarab Oriental Dance     Ya Amar               

Special appearance of Oriental Photographer André Elbing

Fighters

Atanas Bratoev     Angel Chernaev    Nikolay 'Siegfried' Nikoloff

Locations

Persian Palace - Toronto, Canada

Miraj Hammam Spa - Toronto, Canada

Bampot Bohemian House of Tea & Board Games - Toronto, Canada

BellyUp BellyDance Studio - Oakville, Canada

University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada

Victoria SPA - Sofia, Bulgaria

Zenobia Club - Sofia, Bulgaria 

Тюбетейка на Тарасовской Restaurant - Kiev, Ukraine

Бакинский Бульвар - Kiev, Ukraine

Kourion Archaeological Site - Cyprus

The Sanctuary and Temple of Apollo Hylates - Cyprus

Equipment

Filmplus Photo Supply



The Orientalist

The Orientalist is Pedro Bonatto's new fine art photography project exploring the presence of Middle Eastern dance, music and art in the West through creative photography. The series is inspired by Orientalist paintings from the 18th and 19th century, featuring contemporary dancers and musicians who are influenced by Middle Eastern culture. The images were created on locations in 6 countries across 3 continents and they aim to be a celebration of the exchange of cultures and an exploration of the interconnectedness of our world.


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A selection of Pedro Bonatto's personal work available as limited edition prints.