This Afternoon: NatGeo presents Peruvian Films and Dances

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 17, 2011 9:38 AM |
Soy Andina

In collaboration with the Embassy of Peru, the National Geographic Society presents screenings today of two Peruvian films, each followed by demonstrations of the dances represented. First up is Mitchell Teplitsky's Soy Andina, which tells the story of two women who explore and affirm their Peruvian identity through dance. One of the women, Cynthia Paniagua, will offer a dance demonstration and sit for a conversation with Teplitsky after the screening. Gabriela Yepes' short film Danzak follows, telling the story of Nina, a young Peruvian girl whose father, a master of the traditional Andean Scissors Dance, is dying of a respiratory ailment. A live demonstration of the scissors dance follows. Sunday, July 17, at 1 p.m. for Soy Andina and at 3:30 p.m. for Danzak. National Geographic Society's Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. Tickets are $10 each screening. Call 202-857-7700 or visit

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