REPORT FROM THE FAR FAR SOUTH | Brutal Deco in Buenos Aires

Samuel Buggeln, a New York theatre director and designer, is presently in Buenos Aires, where he is researching the Argentine theatre world. This is part of a series of Samuel’s special reports from Buenos Aires. See more at his blog 25weeksbsas.blogspot.com.ar. Read More

REPORT FROM THE FAR FAR SOUTH | Samuel Buggeln on La Zaranda’s not-so-poor-theater sojourn at Argentina’s Teatro Cervantes

Reporting from Buenos Aires, Samuel Buggeln, a New York theatre director and designer, is presently is researching the Argentinian theatre world. He has been blogging about his experiences there. Read More

Brazilian painter Adriana Varejão gets retrospective treatment at MOMA in São Paulo

“Histories at the Margins,” a retrospective of Adriana Varejão’s paintings, showcases works that have never before been exhibited in Brazil, on loan from renowned collections including Fundació “La Caixa” (Barcelona), Solomon R. Guggenheim (New York), and Tate Modern (London) Read More

Texas university hosts cultural expedition to Guatemala

The group will use Casa Herrera, a 17th-century Spanish Colonial property located in the heart of Antigua, as a home base while exploring local, historical points of interest and taking part in lectures and tours taught by professors from the university and Mesoamerican scholars. Read More

Press release | Nueva York se viste de fiesta por la Revolución Bolivariana (New York celebrates Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution)

Press release from Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / July 25, 2012 Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 1099 30th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007   NEW YORK CITY, July 25, 2012 |  At a gathering Tuesday night in New York City, more than 200 members of progressive social movements and groups in the… Read More

Indigenous Peruvian culture fest | In D.C., 6-day Kaypi Peru Festival celebrates traditional music, dance, cuisine, alpacas

Kaypi Perú,which means “This is Peru” in the indigenous language of Quechua, includes an art market, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, short films, photo exhibitions of Machu Picchu and the Inka Road, traditional plants, as well as Peruvian Paso horses and alpacas Read More

Currently in production | Play excerpt, models, design sketches for Pacific Beat Collective’s “Tala” at HERE Arts Center, July 28 to 31

“Tala” will perform in a workshop production July 28th to 31st at HERE Arts Center in downtown SoHo in New York City. The play, a work-in-progress, is a critique on the nature of political revolutions. Click here to read a play excerpt and see the work of the designers and actors as they prepare for the production. Read More

From Havana, Teatro El Público re-casts “Caligula” as gay tyrant

This Cuban take on “Caligula” “consciously uses Albert Camus’s play to subvert cultural norms and our concept of masculinity. Why can’t a homosexual be portrayed as possessing as much violence and cruelty as a stereotypical heterosexual male chauvinist character? What does it mean to be gay and masculine? And why are these two terms still thought of as mutually exclusive? Read More

NewPlay TV live-streams NoPassport’s “Dreaming the Americas” conference in Arizona starting April 14

One of the goals of this NoPassport conference is to assess and discuss the role of theatre and the arts in bringing fresh new light to the urgent issue of discrimination and illegality that Hispanics and Latino/as face today in light of Arizona’s anti-immigration laws. Read More

Watch short film on Papo Ortega’s Cubanoson, NYC’s popular Cuban orchestra, here…

Released by MeLu Films, Cubanoson: The Story, is described as “a behind-the-scenes look at what makes this popular orchestra unique in the world of Latin music. Read More