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January 2019

Voces Summer Institute: Accepting Applications

January 25May 31

Voces is a FREE month-long summer writing institute for teens (ages 15-18) presented each summer by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The goal of the program is to cultivate a community of talented young writers by nurturing their ability to write well.  Team-building, mentoring and community service are also important elements of the institute, encouraging inspiring and supportive relationships between peers, between teen writers and professional mentors, and between Voces teens and children and the elderly. The program is free and open to all teens with an outreach emphasis on at-risk youth and/or those who would not have the opportunity to participate in an intensive summer experience. Teens can apply for Voces here with a starting date of Monday, June 3, 2019.

The Voces program is generously supported by the City of Albuquerque.

Info/Contact: valerie.martinez@state.nm.us

March 2019

¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

March 26

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

Mundos de Mestizaje

March 30March 31
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

Barelas Stories: Four Workshops

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Residents of Barelas are invited to a series of workshops that will result in a trilogy of plays about the neighborhood. The dates are March 9, 16, 23 and 30.  Do you have stories, images, characters or incidents about the neighborhood that you’d like to see in a play? In this series of four sessions we will play with words and techniques that reveal our stories and our styles. The workshops will culminate with a public sharing of stories, anecdotes and scenes at the NHCC.  Workshops will be led by Barelas residents/playwrights Leonard Madrid, Raúl Garza and Mónica Sánchez. Presented by the NHCC in partnership with Artful Life.   Register here.

Raul Garza is a playwright who tells stories that resound with culture identity and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and travels beyond his means.

Leonard Madrid is an Albuquerque area theatre maker. He has been awarded the Kennedy Center’s Latinx award for playwriting three times.

Mónica Sánchez has followed her bliss towards a life in the theatre and the theatre of life. She has been a professional theatre maker for the last three decades and happily resides in Barelas. dramatista.com

FREE and open to residents of Barelas

April 2019

National Poetry Month

April 1April 30

Join the NHCC’s History and Literary Arts program for a month of events including widely distributed pocket-size poems (in English and Spanish), poetry readings and book signings (including those associated with the Children’s Bilingual Book Festival), displays, and other events celebrating Latinx poets.  In 2019, for the 100th birthday of Walt Whitman, we will pair several Whitman poems with poems by Latinx writers, creating a “conversation” between poets who never met, but who talk to each other across time.

Please stay tuned in to this website and our social media for updates and event listings.

Info/Contact:
valerie.martinez@state.nm.us

¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

April 2

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.
Please pre-register using the link HERE (so we know how many materials to prepare)

For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us

Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies

First Friday: Volunteer Education and Conversation

9:00 am – 11 am

On the first Friday of each month, NHCC docents and core volunteers meet for coffee and conversation along with monthly presentations on topics that build the knowledge and skills of the docent core to give tours, educate the NHCC visitors and share the NHCC mission and programs.
For location and more information on the NHCC Docent and Volunteer program, Please call Annette Lujan at 505-383-4783 or email her at Annette.Lujan@state.nm.us for more information.
Free event

¡Vamos al Museo!

10:30 am to 12 pm

A great morning of art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes. A visit to the museum is included in this artist-led workshop. We will meet in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Building.

Please pre-register HERE (so we know how many materials to prepare)

For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us
Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies

Mundos de Mestizaje

April 6April 7
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

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