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Cultural Events and Activities: DC

WEEK 7:

 

1. Mexican Cultural Institute presents:

-Exhibition:

25Years/ 25 Artists (Feb 24-May 30; Mon-Fri 10:00am- 6:00pm, Sat 12:00pm- 4:00pm) at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

This visual arts exhibition presents works from several generations and artistic movements.  From the contemporaries of the third stage of Mexican muralism to the members of the “Ruptura” in the sixties, this exhibit explores art that proposed new forms of expression and changes the ways art was seen in Mexico. (For students of all levels)

-Literature:

-Latinos in the Washington Metro Area (Feb 26, 6:45pm) at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Join historian Jorge Hernandez-Fujigaki as he presents Latinos in the Washington Metro Area, a pictorial book that offers a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the Washington DC area's Latino community. (For students of all levels)

-Poetics of Wonder: Passage to Mogador with Alberto Ruy Sanchéz and Ronda Dahl Buchanam  (Mar 16, 6:45pm) at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Alberto Ruy Sanchéz presents his newest book Nueve veces el asombro. Acompanied by the work's translator, Rhonda Dahl Buchanan, he will present and explore his work in a bilingual dialogue. (Particularly, for students of advanced courses)

-Film: Environmental Film Festival: Sharks of Mexico (Mar 18, 6:45pm) at the Mexican Cultural Institute. (For students of all levels)

-Culinary: Chef Daniel Ovadia: A Taste of Mexico (Mar 12), at Mexican Cultural Institute. One of the most innovative chefs in Mexico today, he is a successful restaurateur whose recipes are created thoughtful dedication to this cooking and the flavors that inspire. He is the owner of several restaurants including Paxia and Morablanca.

*Students can learn about the Mexican cuisine popular culture. (For students of all levels)

-Music: Metales 4 (Mar 4) at Mexican Cultural Institute.

 Their music synthesizes classical, contemporary, folk, film, and pop arrangements to produce their very own sound. (For students of all levels)

http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org/

 

2. The Kennedy Center presents:

Iberian Suite:  Global Arts Remix (Mar 3-24) at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW

The Kennedy Center presents a major festival highlighting the many cultures that comprise the Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking peoples —the impact they’ve had throughout the world, and the vast influences they’ve embraced from other cultures. (For students of all levels)

Performance:

- Festival Opening Performance (Mar 3)

Visual arts:

-Eugenia León y Voces de Mujeres, Voces del Pueblo (Mar 14-15)

-Picasso, ceramist and the Mediterranean (Mar 4-22)

Dance:

-Ballet flamenco Sara Baras (Spain): Voces, Suite Flamenca (Mar 9, 8:00pm)

-Compañía María Pagés: Utopía (Mar11-12, 8:00pm)

-María Muñoz, Mal Pelo & Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de danza (Mar 13-14, 7:30pm)

Theater:

-Teatro de la Abadía: entremeses (Mar 17-18, 7:30pm)

-Ron Lalá Theater Company: somewhere in Quixote (Mar 21-22)

Music:

-Arakaendar Choir & Orquesta. Barroque Music from Jesuit Reductions (Mar 4)

-Eugenia León y Voces de Mujeres, Voces del Pueblo (Mar 14-15)

-National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jesús López-Cobos (Mar 5-7)

-Concha Buika with Iván 'Melon' Lewis & Continuum Quartet (Cuba) (Mar 88:00pm)

-Postclassical Ensemble: Iberian Mystics: the Confluence of Faiths (Mar 10-11, 7:30pm)

-National Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Christoph Eschenbach (Mar 12-14)

-Free Performances on the Millennium Stage (Mar 9-14, 6:00pm)

Literary series:

-Tres Pablos: Casals, Neruda, and Picasso – a Multimedia Celebration (Mar 13, 8:00pm)

Literature panel: the Measure of Cervantes' Tongue (Mar 14, 1:00pm)

Literature panel: the Boundless Spanish Imagination (Mar 15, 2:00pm)

Literature panel: a song for Iberia: six voices of literary masters then and now (Mar 15, 4:30pm)

http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/iberian-suite-global-arts-remix/

Iberian Suite-Culinary Events (Mar 4-22) at Nations Gallery, The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW

Engage and taste an array of offering through special regional menus, wine tasting events, and more. (For students of levels)

Installation-The Transatlantic Table: 500 Years of Global Gastronomy (Mar 4-2210:00am-9:00pm).

A taste of Spain Featuring Chef Rive Perez Castro (Mar 16, 5:30pm)

Juan Mari Arzak: The  World is a House (Mar 8, 2:00pm)

Euskadi: Cocicina en la Cumbre (Mar 7, 4:00pm
Documentary Filmmaker, journalist , and author of several books on gastronomy, Hasier Etxeberria presents a cinematic reflection on the Basque Country’s culinary history, and the notoriety of its chefs and restaurateurs, followed by a discussion. 

http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/iberian-suite-culinary-events/

 

 

3. OAS/AMA presents:  

-Permanent Collection Exhibition Libertad de Expresión, The Art Museum of the Americas and Cold War Politics (Feb 19- Jul 7) (For students of all levels)

http://museum.oas.org/exhibitions/2010s/2015-libertad.html

4. Spain, Art & Culture presents:

-Performance:

-The Man of La Mancha (Mar 17- Apr 26) Sidney Harman Hall 610 F St. NW (202-547-1122).

A musical comedy directed by Shakespeare Theatre Company Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul. A story of hope and idealism rises from the darkness and despair of a prison cell in Man of La Mancha, carried aloft by some of the most familiar and moving songs of the American theatre. As Miguel de Cervantes presents his tale of knight errant Don Quixote, his journey comes alive in a play-within-the-play, featuring loyal friends, troubled maidens, giant monsters and brave knights. (For students of all levels)

http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/man-of-la-mancha/

-Picasso Ceramist and the Mediterranean (Mar 4-22), at Atrium and Atrium Foyers, J F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

A selection of more than 150 of Pablo Picasso’s ceramic pieces how the prolific artist reshaped the motions of days in the arts. (For students of all levels)

http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/iberian-suite-picasso-ceramist-and-the-mediterranean/

 

5. Gala Hispanic Theatre presents:

-House of Desires/ Los empeños de una casa (Feb 5-Mar 1, Th & Fri 8:00pm; Sat 2:00pm & 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm) at Gala Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th Street, NW

By Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Directed by Hugo Medrano.

Don Pedro loves Doña Leonor who loves Don Carlos, who is desired by Doña Ana. It is a romantic Spanish Golden Age comedy of intrigue that mixes lyrical poetry, puns, songs, cross-dressing, and mistaken identities. Written in the 17th century, but staged by director Hugo Medrano in 1940s Mexico with its machismo and sounds of mariachi, this farce examines the idea of free will for women at a time when they were still subject to a strict moral code.

-Mariela in the Desert (Apr 16-May 10; Th & Fri 8:00pm; Sat 2:00pm & 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm) at Gala Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th Street, NW

By  Karen Zacarias. Directed by Abel Lopez.

Once the golden couple of the inner circle of Mexican artists, Mariela and José built a family and an artist colony in the desert to host friends Diego Rivera, Frida Kahla, and Rifino Tamayo. Now their daughter has grown and run away, Frida and Diego are too famous to call, and artistic inspiration has been strangled by isolation and lies. A profound look at what happens to a family when creativity is forced to dry and wither away.

* Students can optimize of their preparation, feeding their knowledge and critical appreciation of Latin American literature and culture by being exposed to the recreation of a cultural and historical context. (Particularly, for students of advanced courses)

http://www.galatheatre.org/galita.php?cmd=loadEvent&id=178

 

6. Teatro de la Luna presents:

-Theater: No need to Cry /No hay que Llorar

By Roberto “Tito” Cossa. Directed by Mario Marcel (Feb 12- Mar 8, 7:00pm), at Gunston Arts Center- Theatre 2, 2700 South Lang. St. Arlington, VA

An authentic example of Argentina’s theater of the grotesque. With unbridled humor, a family reunion exposes the naked ambitions, affections and pettiness of oddballs and other characters who are victims of their own egotism and puny ambitions. (In Spanish with English surtitles).

* Students can optimize of their preparation, feeding their knowledge and critical appreciation of Latin American literature and culture by being exposed to the recreation of a cultural and historical context. (Particularly, for students of advanced courses)

http://teatrodelaluna.org/home_i.htm

 

7. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution presents:

“Portraiture Now”, a series of exhibitions that showcase some of the most creative twenty-first-century portrait artists (Aug 22 through Apr 12), at the National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets, NW.

It features the work of six contemporary U.S. Latino artists—David Antonio Cruz, Carlee Fernandez, María Martínez-Cañas, Rachelle Mozman, Karen Miranda Rivadeneira, and Michael Vasquez—who present identities theatrically, in order to rid portraiture of its reassuring tradition that fixes a person in space and time.(For students of all levels)

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/staging/index.html

8. Flight of the Butterflies 3D, presented by MÉXICOThis film is now playing at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, IMAX THEATERS. (Runtime: 44, 10:50-2:10, MPAA Rating: G).

The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey and experience millions of them in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico.(For students of all levels)

http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/index.html

http://www.si.edu/Imax/Movie/71

               

9. Group for free Spanish conversation, cultural exchange, and fun: The Washington DC Spanish Language Meetup Group.

*Students benefit from continuous informal interactions in Spanish (which are available for learners of all levels in the DC area).

http://www.meetup.com/spanish-washington-dc/

 

10. Web portal: Spain is the official tourism portal in the United States. It offers important information that students need to know before traveling to Spain.

http://www.spain.info/en_US/

Saludos,

Patricia

 

ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Students can gain up to 1 extra credit (added to the final grade) by attending cultural events approved by the instructor.

Página de información de eventos culturales en DC

1. The activity has to be all or mostly in Spanish and must be approved in advance.
2. Each assignment is worth .25 point towards your final grade percentage, for a total of 1 point for 4 assignments.

3. You need to go, stay for the entire performance, lecture, group meeting, etc., pay close attention and take notes if needed.

4. After the presentation, you must write in Spanish (a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250 words) where you explain what type of activity it was, what was the topic and content, and what is your opinion about it.

5. Your .25 point will be granted at your instructor’s discretion only if the activity was relevant and the blog was well written.

 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

 Students can gain up to 1 extra credit (added to the final grade) by attending cultural events approved by the instructor.

Página de información de eventos culturales en DC

1. The activity has to be all or mostly in Spanish and must be approved in advance.

2. Each assignment is worth .25 point towards your final grade percentage, for a total of 1 point for 4 assignments.

3. You need to go, stay for the entire performance, lecture, group meeting, etc., pay close attention and take notes if needed.

4. After the presentation, you must write in your blog a paragraph in Spanish (a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 400 words) where you explain what type of activity it was, what was the topic and content, what is its relevance, and your opinion.

5. Your .25 point will be granted at your instructor’s discretion only if the activity was relevant and the blog was well written.

ADVANCED SPANISH

Students can gain up to 1 extra credit (added to the  final grade) by attending cultural events approved by the instructor.

Página de información de eventos culturales en DC 

1.  The activity has to be all or mostly in Spanish and must be approved in advance.

2.  Each assignment is worth .25 point towards your final grade percentage, for a total of 1 point for 4 assignments.   

3.  You need to go, stay for the entire performance, lecture, group meeting, etc., pay close attention and take notes if needed. 

4.  After the presentation, you must write in our blog a paragraph in Spanish (a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 400 words) where you explain what type of activity it was, what was the topic and content, and what is your opinion about it.

5.  Your .25 point will be granted at your instructor’s discretion only if the activity was relevant and the blog was well written.

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Director of Spanish & Latin American Literature

Professor Christopher Britt
202-994-6339

Director of Spanish Language Program
Professor María José de la Fuente
202-994-1517

Coordinator of Spanish 1003
Professor Carola Goldenberg
202-994-6330

Coordinator of Spanish 1004
Professor Maria J. de la Fuente
202-994-1517

Coordinator of Spanish 2005, 2006
Professor Alicia Suarez-Touzon
202-994-6300

Major and Minor Advising
 Christopher Britt (A-H)
Yvonne Captain-Hidalgo (I-O)
Heather Bamford (P-Z)

Study Abroad Advising Language Courses
Angeles Serrano Ripoll (A-M) 
Patricia Granja Falconi (N-Z)

Study Abroad Advising Literature Courses
Christopher Britt (A-H)
Yvonne Captain-Hidalgo (I-O)
Heather Bamford (P-Z)
Zulima Alvarez-Menedez