Green and yellow can only mean one thing; the Latin American Coalition is gearing up for their eleventh annual Brazilian celebration, A Night in Rio! Get a taste of Brazilian Carnaval through traditional dancing, live music delicious authentic food and drinks, and a marketplace full of cultural wears This year’s event promises to be bigger and better. You won’t want to miss the energy of Brazil’s famous Carnaval at this one-of-a-kind cultural experience.
11th Annual Brazilian Celebration, A journey through Brazil
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 7 PM
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
Ticket Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-in-rio-11th-annual-brazilian-celebration-tickets-86208139867
Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, Argentinian company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming bombos, and whirling boleadoras. This powerhouse all-male company celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.
The Malambo, traditionally danced by men, began in the 17th century as competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and dexterity. Zapateo, their fast-paced footwork, is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses in their native Argentina. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the whole family.
Location: Gunter Theatre - Peace Center, Greenville, SC
Date: February 18
Ticket Information: https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/che-malambo
Hola Community Arts is proud to announce our most impactful community-wide project to date, with the establishment of the Hola Cultural Center. The Center provides an inspiring, innovative place where people from all walks of life connect through the shared experience of arts and culture.
The Hola Cultural Center to provides an innovative space where Culture, Collaboration and Community Intersect.
The Hola Cultural Center is located in the two-story brick Ernest W. Ewbank home – commonly referred to as the Jackson Park House, located at 801 Fourth Avenue East, Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC.
The 220 acre park is a prime location for the Hola Cultural Center providing easy access, ample parking and mixed used amenities, as well as existing infrastructure and expandable indoor and outdoor spaces to host events.
For the past year, Hola Community Arts has been working with a variety of stakeholders, including artists, creatives, dream makers and community leaders to envision a future for the space and gather feedback and ideas from our community members and leaders for what comes next.
Starting out as a grassroots effort, the Hola Cultural Center Project is made possible by the vision, resources and investment provided by the Community Foundation of Henderson County and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
“Investing in culture changes lives and we are proud to be part of a community that shares a passion for driving big change,” said Adriana Chavela, Executive Director of Hola Community Arts.
“We are honored to partner with Henderson County Parks & Recreation on this innovative and forward thinking project and look forward to learning more about the collective vision of what this space, and place can be for our community,” said Chavela.
The Hola Cultural Center will serve as an active partner in the educational, economic and cultural life in western North Carolina; inviting discovery, creativity, entrepreneurship and learning through collaboration.
“By bringing diverse groups of people together, this new center nurtures shared learning and understanding – of both the value of individuals and the power of community,” said Chavela. “We believe that every culture has a history and tradition to honor. This common thread allows us to communicate across cultures in a universal language and understand one another in a different way.”
The space is a first of its kind in the region, housing arts, cultural disciplines and creative functions under one roof.
Governor Roy Cooper selected Adriana Chavela, Executive Director of Hola Community Arts, to serve on the Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.
The Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs advises the Governor on issues related to the Hispanic/Latino community in North Carolina and supports State efforts to promote cooperation and understanding between the Hispanic/Latino community, the general public, the state, federal, and local governments.
Adriana Chavela is the Executive Director of Hola Community Arts, a registered nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) dedicated to building bridges between cultures, embracing diversity and creating more economically vibrant communities.
"It is an honor to represent western North Carolina and help bridge cultural communication between government, business and historically underrepresented and underserved communities building strategic partnerships to support greater engagement of these communities in policy, leadership, and initiatives," said Adriana Chavela.
For more than a decade, Adriana Chavela has served as diversity consultant to business leaders. Her consulting assignments focus on entrepreneurship, Latinos in America, career advancement, and marketing diversity management. She has appeared on television and radio as a commentator and expert on Latino community and culture.
Chavela will serve on the Economic Development Subcommittee focusing on business retention and development through outreach and relationship building as well as strategically providing both the tools and the climate which support local business.
“I appreciate the dedication these appointees bring to serving our state,” Governor Cooper said. “We’re fortunate to have their skills and experience on our state boards and commissions.”
The Advisory Council provides a forum for the discussion of issues concerning the Hispanic/Latino community in North Carolina and supports efforts toward the improvement of race and ethnic relations.
Celebrate diversity and connect your classroom to Spanish culture and heritage through the living art form of flamenco. Hailed as “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine, renowned artist and educator Carlota Santana and her company entertain, educate and empower through the arts.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10am
Location: Diana Wortham Theatre
$10 for Individuals – Purchase tickets online (available Sept. 5) or call the box office at 828-257-4530.
$9 for Groups of 11 or more – Download the Matinee Series Reservation Form / Y.E.S. Fund Application (available in August)
Groups of 11 or more: 1 free teacher ticket per every 10 students. Deposit of $1 per ticket required for groups.
Need-based scholarships available
Experience the lives, loves, and influence of two art icons of the 20th century. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera. The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant bodies of work, but also from their friendships (and conflicts) with leading political figures and their passionate, tempestuous personal relationships.
Kahlo and Rivera’s works vary in scope and inspiration. She is best-known for her intense self-portraits, whereas he worked as a large-scale muralist in Mexico and the United States. Kahlo’s work is deeply personal, often depicting her own dreams, painful personal experiences, and affinity with Mexican culture, while Rivera’s more public art portrays everyday people swept up in industrial and cultural revolution. Both artists forged the way for Mexican art as a significant element of the 20th century and beyond.
October 26, 2019–January 19, 2020, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism and Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E are ticketed together. October 12–24, 2019, and January 20–February 2, 2020, Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E will be open on its own.
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607-6494
Cuban-American dancer and choreographer Rosie Herrera is changing the rules of dance. A beloved fixture on the Miami contemporary arts scene, the Rosie Herrera Dance Company creates work that ranges from ballet to theatre, opera to drag and performance art — and each performance is met with a whirlwind of praise. Known for its diverse ensembles that consist of some of Miami’s most brilliant performers and creators, the company and its works have been praised by dance critic Deborah Jowitt as “earthy, poetic and beyond dada imaginative.”
To the intimate stage of the Tina McGuire Theatre, Herrera brings works that explore relationships and romance, along with a deconstruction of what it means to believe in magic. Combined with insight provided by Rosie Herrera herself, these performances are a unique opportunity to experience dance on a deeper level. Seating is limited.
Connect with Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre:
• Community dance workshop for all skill levels. Henry LaBrun Studio.
• Master class for dance students. Henry LaBrun Studio.
• Watch a work in progress during open rehearsals with the company. Tina McGuire Theatre.
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
Thursday Mar 12, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Friday Mar 13, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday Mar 14, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Minor League Baseballs "Copa de la Diversion" is coming to the Asheville Tourists for the 2020 season!
Our new team. - the Yacumamas - an enormous serpent believed to live in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. The Cherokee Indians told a similar legend of the serpent living right here in western North Carolina.
This season-long event series celebrates diversity and is designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with our local Latino community.
About the Yacumamas / Sobre los Yacumamas
Legend has it the ferocious, 100-foot-long Yacumama, a snake-like creature known also as the "Mother of Water," lurks in the waters of both the Amazon River and Western North Carolina. Like its baseball team and community, the mythical creature personifies a storied history of being a fierce and identifiable force.
Cuenta la leyenda que la Yacumama es una creatura conocida como la "Madre del Agua", parecida a una serpiente, que mide alrededor de 100 pies y merodea por las aguas del Rio Amazonas y el oeste de Carolina del Norte. Esta creatura personifica la fuerza y la ferocidad las cuales son características del equipo de béisbol y su comunidad.
Stay tuned for more details and the 2020 Yacumamas schedule. We'll see you at the ballpark!
Eva Vega es instructora de Yoga, Booty Barre, TRX y HIIT, entrenadora
personal y Health Coach. Nacida en San Juan, Puerto Rico en donde tenía su
estudio (Bala Yoga & Fitness PR). Luego del huracán María, al igual que
muchos otros puertorriqueños que perdieron sus hogares, se mudó a
Asheville North Carolina. Suponía ser de manera temporera, pero las
montañas y el estilo activo de vida de Asheville, le ganaron el corazón.
Con más de diez años de experiencia en diferentes modalidades, ha logrado
incorporar los beneficios de ellas para crear clases y entrenamientos óptimos
e individualizados para cada cliente. Actualmente es la Coordinadora de
Ejercicio Grupal para Asheville YMCA y junto a su esposo, Ted Smith, han
retomado Bala Yoga & Fitness en otra manera. Llevando la clase de Yoga o
el entrenamiento al cliente o compañía. De esta manera es más fácil para el
cliente, mas accesible.
Para ella es importante que el ejercicio sea divertido. No muy fácil para que
no sea aburrido, ni veas cambios en tu cuerpo, ni tan difícil que nos puedas
ser consistente y no quieras volver. El ver el ejercicio como divertido, como
un juego, hace que uno sea mas consistente y que entonces sea parte de un
estilo de vida saludable. El balance es la clave. No tan solo con el ejercicio,
pero también con la nutrición, como dicen: “el conocimiento es poder” y
mientras mas uno aprende de los alimentos, mejores decisiones uno tomara.
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