Art and Culture

Cuba's natural setting, with its own historical and cultural drama, and the plethora of high quality performing artists, singers and musicians make for a triumphant production of Bizet's Carmen.
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Grammy and Emmy-winning singer Albita, once a protégé of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is now performing in ‘Carmen La Cubana’ - the tragic tale originally adapted into the famous opera ‘Carmen’ by Georges Bizet from the 19th century novella by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy - re-adapted with an...
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Gilles Brinas believes profoundly in the universality of dance and the Arts and feels that Stillness and Silence are vital ingredients of drama. So,he developed ‘Che Malambo’, which is indeed a dramatic show, based on the ‘Malambo’, the traditional ‘gaucho’ dance from Argentina. The brilliant...
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Award-winning Puerto Rican poet and novelist Mayra Santos-Febres has been a pivotal literary figure in her island home for many years, championing the work of upcoming writers through her creative writing classes at the University of Puerto Rico, and playing a key role in the annual Festival de la...
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Mario Fonseca: Conceptual Artist, Writer and Photographer talks about Chile today and how the Military Dictatorship (1973-1989) affected his work.
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In his film X500 (2016) Colombian-Canadian director Juan Andrés Arango García describes the challenges faced by three immigrants in three countries as they struggle to fit into their new environments.
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With humour, pain and irony, Gabriel Medina's ‘The Paranoids’ takes us into the internal world of oddball Luciano as he comes to terms with his life
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‘My photographs are about our journey through life’ Corina Poore interviews the remarkable Chilean photographer Maurizio Valenzuela
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Corina Poore talks to Gustavo Salmerón, who made a unique film about a family who lived a fairy tale. It happened to be his own.
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After a debut La Ciénaga (The Swamp 2001) that shook the world of cinema and the equally successful La Niña Santa (The Holy Girl 2004) and La Mujer sin Cabeza (The Headless Woman 2008), Lucrecia Martel, one of the protagonists of the ‘New Argentine Cinema’, has hit the screens with her fourth...
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An Ethnography of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia by Gwen Burnyeat
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Mauricio Valenzuela ©the artist, courtesy of CF-LART
Corina talks to the curator of a fascinating exhibition of the work by two Chilean artists, Mario Fonseca and Mauricio Valenzuela. It is on at Austin/Desmond Fine Art till 30 June and explores both the fragmented and silenced memories of the years under Pinochet dictatorship.
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Set in São Paolo, Good Manners (2017) explores the relentlessness, chaos and fraught nature of motherhood in a drama that blurs the edges between fantasy and horror. Corina Poore talks to its directors Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas.
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