Peruvian Cultural Festival

Sunday, Oct 07, 10 am to 5 pm
At CMA, 103 Charlton Street, New York
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Join us on Sunday, October 7, for a celebration of Peruvian culture. CMA is partnering with Pachamama Peruvian Arts to present workshops inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices of Peru. Dancers will be performing the Marinera Norteña, a graceful couple’s dance from the coasts of Northern Peru, at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.

Workshops include:

3D Maps inspired by Alejandro Jaime in Fine Arts: Peruvian artist Alejandro Jaime works with the landscape and social issues to create site specific installations. Part of his practice includes creating unique drawings of changing nature due to human intervention. Today in the studio we will be taking inspiration from Jaime’s artwork and practice to create our own 3D maps. What is a place you can think of that’s changed? How would you represent that?

Peruvian Retablos inspired by Nicario Jiménez Quispe in the Gallery: Retablos are a sophisticated folk art in the form of portable boxes of colorful figures that tell a story. The practice was originally brought to the Peruvian Andes by Catholic Priests, and the indigenous people there adapted them to tell stories of their everyday lives and histories. Peruvian-American artists Nicario Jiménez Quispe lives in South Florida and uses Retablos to tell the stories of Latinx immigrants in his neighborhood. What story will you tell in your Retablo?

The Peruvian Amazon at the Clay Bar: The Peruvian Amazon jungle is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth. Sculpt the Amazon of Peru and learn more about it’s native flora!

The Ties That Bind Us. Animations Inspired by Grimanesa Amorós in the Media LabInspired by the animations of Grimanesa Amorós, today we will illustrate portraits of the meaningful people in our life.

Record a song with Juan Carlos Polo in the Sound Booth: Today in the Sound Booth, learn how to play a percussive instrument unique to the Southern Peruvian coast. Learn what a cajón, cajita, cowbell, or quijada are, and groove to your beat with guest Teaching Artist Juan Carlos Polo!

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Pachamama Peruvian Arts. Pachamama Peruvian Arts seeks to strengthen the practice of traditional Peruvian music and dance, promote cultural interchange and mutual understanding, and to empower New York’s Peruvian community with pride. Find out more at pachamamaperuvianarts.org.

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