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Soy Andina

Image Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Trayes Hall, Douglas Campus Center

Join us for a screening of the film and a conversation with director Mitch Teplitsky and dancer, choreographer, and activist Cynthia Paniagua.

The dazzling story of two women raised in different worlds — an immigrant folk dancer from the Andes, and a modern dancer from Queens, NY — who return to Peru to reconnect with roots and an astonishing world of traditional dance and celebration.

After 15 years in New York, Nelida Silva returns to her birthplace in the Andes to fulfill a lifelong dream and host the fiesta patronal—an eight day celebration dance, music, and rituals from Incan times. But Neliʹs changed, and so has the village. Whatʹs it like to go back to the Andes when youʹve become a New Yorker?

Meanwhile: Cynthia Paniagua, a dancer raised in Queens by a Peruvian mom, embarks on her own Peruvian journey after meeting Neli—determined to ʺquench a burning desire to know the real Peru, to unearth the mystery of the dances.ʺ Does she find what sheʹs looking for? Well, youʹll have to see the movie!

Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies.

For more information, please contact the Center for Latino Arts and Culture:
web: http://www.clac.rutgers.edu
phone: 732‐932‐1263
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