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Festival de Primavera: Dominican Folk Dance workshop

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festival primavera

Whether you are Dominican, have lived in the Dominican Republic a long time or are tourist – it’s pretty likely that your knowledge of Dominican folk dance is pretty limited… there are at least 10 different types of folkloric dances that you probably haven’t even heard of!

endanza balletAs part of the Festival de Primavera celebration of Dominican art, music and dance, YOU are cordially invited to discover and experience Dominican folk dance in an interactive workshop at the Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archeology on Thursday May 23rd at 5:00pm.

The workshop led by Prof. Xiomarita Perez, consultant and professor of Dominican folklore promises to share with participants samples of today’s different dances.

The folk dances to be explored include; congos, salandunga, palos, gaga, comarca, carabiné, mangulina, merengue, guloya and pripri.

What a wonderful opportunity to experience and celebrate Dominican culture!

Festival de PrimaveraDominican Folk Dance Workshop

When: Thursday May 23rd, 5pm – 7:30pm

Where: the Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archeology, Casa de Campo

Cost: Complimentary

Contact:

• Casa de Campo concierge (809) 523-3333 ext.3165
• the Altos de Chavón amphitheater (809) 523-2097
• Casa de Campo Villa Owners Club (809) 523-8077

Festival de Primavera: May 23rd – May 26th

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The Festival de Primavera 2013 (Spring Festival) will be celebrated in Altos de Chavón from the 23rd to the 26th of May – a magical occasion bringing the best of Dominican music and art to Casa de Campo! Expect performances by the the National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by the Maestro José Antonio Molina, the Dominican Street Theater, the Quinteto Mirabal (string quintet), the National School of Dance (ENDANZA) and the Dominican Wind Orchestra!

The Casa de Campo resort, with the support of the Ministry of Culture for the Dominican Republic cordially invites you to attend “Spring Festival 2013″ and join us for 4 days celebrating this beautiful season synonymous with life, rebirth and growth! This event is also sponsored by the Central Romana Corporation, Costasur and Silgon Inc. with Casa de Campo Living.

The schedule of the Spring Festival 2013 is as follows:

The Dominican Arts and Crafts Fair will be open on Thursday the 23rd of May from 3pm to 7pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 24th, 25th and 26th of May from 10am to 7pm.

Thursday May 23rd, 2013

“Asalto Pirata” by the Dominican Street Theater
When: 4:30pm
Where: Main plaza, Altos de Chavón

Interactive Workshop: Dominican Folkloric Dances by Xiomarita Pérez
When: 5pm – 7:30pm
Where: The Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archeology, Altos de Chavón

Opening cocktail for the Abraham Lincoln School Art Exhibit
When: 7pm – 9pm
Where: The Gallery, Altos de Chavón

String and Poetry Concert with the Quinteto Mirabal and poetry read by Sandra Mustelier
When: 8:30pm
Where: The “Fish Fountain”, outside the Altos de Chavón amphitheater

Friday May 24th, 2013

Concert with the National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro José Antonio Molina
When: 8pm
Where: The Altos de Chavón amphitheater

Saturday May 25th, 2013

Ballet Gala with the National School of Dance (ENDANZA)
When: 8pm
Where: The Altos de Chavón amphitheater

Sunday May 26th, 2013

Concert with the Dominican Wind Orchestra
When: 7:30pm
Where: Main plaza, Altos de Chavón

*** ALL activities and performances are completely free of charge.

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