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Identity and Magic: Folk Dances of the Dominican Republic

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Identity and Magic: Folk Dances of the Dominican Republic

SPECIAL INVITATION TO AN OPEN-AIR PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
 
Identity and Magic:
Folk Dances of the Dominican Republic
 
Opening Reception with honor guest folklorist Dagoberto Tejeda Ortiz
Friday, May 17, 2013, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Location:
The City College of New York
Amsterdam Plaza
(Amsterdam Avenue, Between West 137th and 138th Streets)
 
On View:
From May 17 to August 17, 2013
 
The alfresco exhibition "Identity and Magic: Folk Dances of the Dominican Republic" is based on a selection of photographs by Mariano Hernández, from a book with the same tittle by renowned folklorist Dagoberto Tejeda Ortiz. The book (VICINI, 2012) captures the history and the stories of the Dominican Republic's folkloric dances through masterly and majestic photographs, engaging and vivid illustrations, and a corresponding documentary. The photo exhibit enables the viewer to follow in detail the historical trajectory and appreciate the richness of the folkloric dances that are part of the cultural heritage of the Dominican people.
 
Co-sponsored by: VICINI, CUNY Dominican Studies Insititute, The City College of New York, and Semana Dominicana/Dominican Week 2013.