Concerts from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 2013-2014

June 29, 2015 at Noon, No Tickets Required

Marinera Viva

Mary Pickford Theater

On June 29th at noon there will be a screening of the film Marinera, testimonio de diversidad y tradición, directed and produced by Alfredo DiNatale who will introduce the film and answer questions. James Madison Building, Third Floor, Pickford Theatre, noon to 1:00.

June 30, 2015 at Noon, No Tickets Required

Coolidge Auditorium

Marinera Viva!!! showcases a different way of living, feeling, and dancing the marinera—often called the national dance of Peru. The marinera originated on the Peruvian coast and was named “marinera” in 1879 to honor the Peruvian Navy during the War of the Pacific. The music has Spanish, Moorish, Andean, and Gypsy rhythmic influences while the dance includes Spanish, Incan, and African elements and takes the form of a stylized courtship using handkerchiefs.  The show displays every element of the dance, from the skirts and ponchos, to the intricate steps and overall romance.  Singer Julie Freundt, a diva of Peruvian criollo music, together with well-known virtuoso musicians will share the stage with national champion dancers of the marinera norteña and marinera limeña styles. Marinera Viva!!! is presented in collaboration with the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program, Perú: Pachamama.

This event is co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which is co-sponsored by the Republic of Peru Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and presented in partnership with the National Park Service.

A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Most concerts are held in the Coolidge Auditorium (located on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress) or the Whittall Pavilion (next to the Coolidge, on the Ground Floor, Jefferson Building). Occasionally, concerts may be in other locations, which will be specified above in the concert description. Presented in Partnership with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.