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The "Raqs Sharqi contest-the star of Oriental Dance" is a bellydance competition aimed exclusively at advanced dancers who is born from an idea of Alessandra Cappiello, pioneer of Oriental dance in Puglia and president of the cultural association "Araba Fenice", who took care of the artistic direction and Tatiana Nardeschi, flamenco and belly dance  dancer of "Araba Fenice".
The idea of addressing only the most talented dancers has made the realization not a moment for only those involved in the work, but an evening of spectacle, which collects every year great success among the public and has received the patronage from the regional department to Mediterranean and cultural activities.
Judging the talents in the race firstly a technical jury composed of important masters of Oriental dance, but also a critical jury composed of journalists and cultural operators of the territory and a popular jury.

Who will be the next star?