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Cultural Events and Activities: DC 

 

WEEK 1:

1. 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.

* 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

 

2. Mexican Cultural Institute presents:

-Exhibition: Contemporary Identities/ Invisible Gestures (Nov 12-Jan 31, open Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm; Sat 12-4:00pm), at Mexican Cultural Institute.

It showcases the immense cultural diversity of Iberoamerica through the art of photography. The exhibit, featuring work from artists from 8 countries of Latin America, Portugal and Spain, centers on the relationship between identity and the self in a digital world. (For students of all levels)

-Dialogue: A Tribute to the Life of José Emilio Pacheco (Feb 17, 6:50pm) at the Mexican Cultural Institute. (Particularly, for students of advanced courses)

http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org/

 

3. Spain, Art & Culture presents:

-Visual Arts: El Greco: A 400th Anniversary Celebration (Nov 2Feb 16) at National Gallery of Art (West Building, Main Floor), Constitution Ave. at 6th St.

On the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death, the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections present a commemorative exhibition of El Greco’s paintings. (For students of all levels)

http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/el-greco-a-400th-anniversary-celebration/

 

4. 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)

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 PagésUtopía (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:

-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/

 

5. 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)

-Performance: Moonlight Tangos’ Luna de Tangos (Jan 31, 7:00pm) at 4301Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA.

*Students have the opportunity to experience lively folksongs, and passionate ballads. (For students of all levels)

http://teatrodelaluna.org/home_i.htm

 

6. OAS/AMA presents:

-Exhibition: Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic: Works from the Customs Office Collection (Oct 16- Feb 1), at 1889 F Street, NW. 

The exhibition is a scenic view and historic sketch showcasing, through 30 artworks, the consistency, quality, and diversity of the Collection of the Directorate General of Customs. (For students of all levels)

http://museum.OAS.org/exhibitions/2010s/2014-dr-customs.html

-Exhibition: Candela’s Shells: The Reinforced Concrete Shells of Spanish-Mexican Architect Félix Candela (Jan 15- Feb 15) at Art Museum of the Americas 201 18th NW(For students of all levels)

http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org/

 

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.

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 

 

Estimados compañeros de lengua,

Les mando la página del departamento donde se encuentran los enlaces de las diferentes instituciones dedicadas a la difusión cultural en el área de DC.

http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/rgsll/spanish/links

Como saben, semanalmente ustedes van a recibir un correo con eventos y actividades culturales (desde la semana 2 a la semana 13). Por favor, si saben de algún evento interesante, envíenme la información para compartirla.

Igual que lo hemos venido haciendo, podemos darles a nuestros estudiantes de lengua un crédito extra a la nota final si ellos nos entregan sus reportes escritos sobre cuatro eventos culturales anunciados (0.25 del punto por cada evento). La extensión del reporte varía de acuerdo a cada nivel, cuentan con información a este respecto en sus Blackboard.

*Indicaciones para los instructores del programa de lengua

-Colocar el enlace y los eventos que se vayan anunciando semanalmente en  Blackboard  (cada coordinadora les ha señalado el sitio apropiado y las indicaciones pertinentes). Les adjunto las indicaciones para los estudiantes según el nivel.

-Motivar a que sus estudiantes asistan voluntariamente, informándoles de la importancia de aprender sobre las diferentes expresiones culturales.

-Llevar un registro del número de estudiantes que asistan a los eventos enlistados y hacen sus reportes escritos. Al final del semestre se pedirá a cada instructor este reporte.

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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