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Saturday, Jul 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Chicano-Con
11:00 AM Exhibition: Jorge Pardo
12:00 PM Obon Festival
1:00 PM Exhibition: Jorge Pardo
1:30 PM Documentary: Never Give Up, Minoru Yasui And The Fight For Justice
2:00 PM Stage: At this Evening's Performance
4:00 PM Stage: The Ballad of Emmett Till
5:00 PM Guided European Wine Tasting
6:30 PM Music: Aegis
7:00 PM Book Signing: Missing you, Metropolis
7:00 PM Dance: United We Move
7:30 PM Film: Bread and Tulips
7:30 PM Stage: West Side Story
8:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn the Musical
8:00 PM Stage: At this Evening's Performance
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
8:00 PM Stage: The Ballad of Emmett Till
Sunday, Jul 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Obon Festival
12:00 PM Mortadella Day
2:00 PM House of Colombia Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical
2:00 PM Stage: West Side Story
2:00 PM Book Signing: Private Universe
2:00 PM Stage: Much Ado about Nothing
2:00 PM Stage: At this Evening's Performance
3:00 PM Chicano-Con
4:00 PM Athenaeum Summer Festival With Gustavo Romero
7:00 PM Stage: At this Evening's Performance
8:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical
Monday, Jul 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn the Musical
Tuesday, Jul 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Tijuana Day Trip
Wednesday, Jul 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Strangers on a Train
6:00 PM Film: Cutie And The Boxer
Thursday, Jul 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Exhibit Opening: We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
11:00 AM Studio Ghibli Summer Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical
7:30 PM New Orleans Jazz With Dr. John
8:00 PM Music: Enjambre
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Friday, Jul 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Exhibit Opening: We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
5:30 PM Native American Gathering Night
6:00 PM Bollywood Dance Night
6:30 PM Film: Moana
7:00 PM Music: Veracruz Blues
7:30 PM Stage: West Side Story
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
8:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical
Saturday, Jul 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Exhibition: Jorge Pardo
11:00 AM Exhibit Opening: We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
1:00 PM Music: Israel Maldonado
2:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical
2:00 PM Music: Ukrainian music in the context of Roman Tradition
2:00 PM Stage: At this Evening's Performance
2:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical
5:00 PM Music: Vaud & the Villains
7:30 PM Film: Sicilly Jazz
7:30 PM Stage: West Side Story
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
8:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn the Musical
Sunday, Jul 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 AM House of Peru Lawn Program
11:00 AM Exhibit Opening: We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
2:00 PM Stage: At this Evening's Performance
2:00 PM Stage: Brooklyn The Musical
2:00 PM Stage: Much Ado about Nothing
Monday, Jul 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Exhibit Opening: We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
6:00 PM Inside North Korea
7:30 PM Music: Rodrigo and Gabriela
Tuesday, Aug 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, Aug 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Aug 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Studio Ghibli Summer Festival
11:00 AM Exhibit Opening: We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
8:00 PM Stage: Evita
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Friday, Aug 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Obon Festival
11:00 AM Exhibit Opening: We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
12:00 PM Pride of Polynesia's Annual Luau
8:00 PM Music: Giasone
8:00 PM Stage: Evita
8:00 PM Stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Flamenco Dance


A fiery and passionate dance, Flamenco originated during the early 16th century in Andalusia, in southern Spain. Originally, Flamenco was a folk dance that the poor or oppressed would participate in as a musical outlet; later, Flamenco became known primarily as a gypsy dance. In fact, it wasn't until the latter half of the 19th century that the Spaniards started recognizing and accepting Flamenco. During the 19th century, dancers began performing Flamenco in cafes as a form of entertainment, and the dance became very popular.

Flamenco is a tripartite art that includes dancing, singing, and guitar music. Rhythmic punctuation, such as hand clapping, is also considered a crucial component. One of the unique characteristics of Flamenco is that the dance is mostly based on improvisation. Inspiration for the stomping feet and fervent passion comes from the music, guitar, and clapping, allowing the dancer or bailaor(a) to express himself/herself according to the music. The bailaor typically stands still for a few minutes to take in the music and starts clapping before beginning the dance. Regardless of gender, the role of the dancer is to interpret the music for the audience.

The second component of Flamenco is the canto or song. The canto involves four different cultures: Gypsies, Moors or Arabs, Jews, and the indigenous Andalusians. There are also three forms of canto. Grandeor hondo, which means "grand" or "deep", is intense and tragic in tone. Intermedio, or intermediate, is less serious and sometimes incorporates Oriental melodies. Finally, Pequeño, or small, is characterized by light, bright songs of nature and love.

Along with dancing and singing, what is mostly associated with Flamenco is the guitar. In the past, the guitarist was seen as subservient in its role next to the singer, but as Flamenco became more popular, so did the guitar. In fact, the role of the guitar became so popular that competition to be employed as the guitarist was fierce. New techniques were developed by guitarists in order to outdo the competition through tricks and other acts of showmanship, such as playing with a gloved hand or playing the guitar while holding it behind their head. A guitarist had to be able to pick up the different styles of song and dance, as well as adapt to the different styles of singers.

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