Spotlight on Brazil this Week at CLACS

On Thursday, March 22nd CLACS will be hosting two events that will bring a spotlight on Brazil.  First at 12:30pm, Professor Marcos Cueto (Casa de Oswaldo Cruz and Visiting Scholar at the the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University) will be presenting a lecture titled “Brazil, Aids, and Global Health, 1996-2008.” In 1996, Brazil wasContinue reading “Spotlight on Brazil this Week at CLACS”

‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference

Creators and performers from all over Latin America and Spain will converge at the King Juan Carlos Center (KJCC) next week for ‘Proximities/Distances’, a two-day event that will explore ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigatingContinue reading “‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference”

Andean Culture Night

Last night we celebrated Andean culture at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. The Runasimi Outreach Committee and Center for Latin American Studies hosted various community groups and artists representing Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia for the last Quechua night of the year. Participants included: Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna dancing Kawsay La Vida and reading aContinue reading “Andean Culture Night”

Danzaqpa Vidan Ayacuchomanta

Video of a Danza de Tijeras from Fiesta en Andamarca 2009. Found on Fernn28’s YouTube channel.   Huk danzaq ayacuchomanta vidanta willaspa Christine Mladicwan. Kunan pachapi, kay danzaq Queens, Nueva Yorkpi tiyashan. Un danzante de Ayacucho habla con Christine Mladic sobre sus experiencias con la Danza de Tijeras. Este danzante vive en Queens, Nueva York.Continue reading “Danzaqpa Vidan Ayacuchomanta”

La Vida Te Da Sorpresas y La Habana También!

I had planned thirteen days of research in Havana. I did not want to allow myself to be away from my children any longer than that. I am a Cuban and therefore had little illusion about what could be accomplished in the middle of a brutally hot tropical summer. I was well acquainted with theContinue reading “La Vida Te Da Sorpresas y La Habana También!”