Arts and Humanities

2014 Nov 20

Dance Workshop with Marcus Santos: An Introduction to Samba, Forró, Coco, and Candomblé

5:30pm

Location: 

Ticknor Lounge- Boylston Hall

Dances like forró, samba, and arrocha have become popular well beyond Brazil's borders. 

Cut loose at this dance workshop, where students will have the opportunity to kinetically experience Brazil's culture. 

Get ready to impress your friends even more than you will with your great Portuguese skills!

For more info: vivianegontijo@fas.harvard.edu 

Refreshments will be served! 

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2014 Nov 10

Beyond Samba: The Musical Others of Brazilian Counterculture Film Series

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St.

Screening of "Vou Rifar Meu Coração"

Director: Ana Rieper
Presenter: Dario Borim, UMass Dartmouth, Department of Portuguese

Food served before screening, followed by film and discussion.

Sponsored by ARTS@DRCLAS, the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

About the series: Brazil possesses one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Despite this, Brazil's musical diversity is frequently...

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2014 Nov 12

Signification and Art

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216

Andes Initiative / HGSE Arts in Education program

Consuelo Orozco will discuss the way in which artistic learning engages breadth and depth of feeling and diminishes prejudicial, “binary” thinking. 

Consuelo Orozco Giraldo is a PhD candidate in education at Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira; Instructor in Educational Communications at the same University; and Program Coordinator in the Education Department of Universidad de Tolima. She has served as Visiting Professor and researcher at Universidad de Sevilla, in Spain,...

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2014 Oct 22

Pedro Reyes, Colloquium

7:30pm

Location: 

Gallery 265, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Round-table discussion organized in collaboration with Harvard University’s Cultural Agents Initiative.

A multidisciplinary artist trained as an architect, Reyes draws from modernist furniture design, theatre, therapy, and the graphic arts. Modeled after the classic Isamu Noguchi coffee table that harmoniously melds form and function, the sculpture Colloquium is part of a series of works that serve as forums...

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2014 Oct 03

Colombian Students Colloquium: A conversation with Colombian writer, Juan Gabriel Vásquez

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250

Andes Initiative / Harvard Colombian Student Society / Colombian Caucus, HKS

Juan Gabriel Vásquez was born in Bogota in 1973. His books include the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin award winner and national bestseller, The Sound of Things Falling, as well as the award-winning The Informers and The Secret History of Costaguana. Vásquez’s books have been published in seventeen languages world-wide, and he is the recipient of the Prix Roger Caillois in France and the Alfaguara Prize in Spain. After sixteen years...

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2014 Nov 21

Cuban Studies Program / ARTS@DRCLAS Film Series: Screening of Gloria Rolando’s Re-embarque/Reshipment

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study, S-020, 1730 Cambridge St.

 “Reshipment" Film & Discussion*

Screening of Gloria Rolando’s Re-embarque/Reshipment (Cuba, 2014, 58 min, with English subtitles).

Followed by Q & A with the director

Reshipment is a documentary film that builds on the memories of Haitians and their descendants in Cuba to understand a chapter of the complex economic and social history of the Caribbean

For more information on the film project:

http://www.afrocubaweb.com/...

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2014 Oct 10

Cuban Studies Program: "El negro, el esclavo y la revolución cubana"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-216, 1730 Cambridge St.

Cuban Studies Program Seminar Series

El negro, el esclavo y la revolución cubana. Cómo se ha escrito la historia de la esclavitud

Speaker: José Antonio Piqueras, Universitat Jaume I, Spain/Hutchins Institute

Please note: this talk will be given in Spanish

Contact: Rainer Schultz

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