Inspired by the Guelaguetza, Encuentro ATX is a conglomeration of mini-events, both virtual and in-person. Encuentro ATX celebrates indigenous voices through their art, activism, or re-interpretation of ancestral teachings. Events include documentary screenings (w/ Q&A), dance and musical performances, art gallery, outdoor market, workshops and more.
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Screenings will take place outdoors at Museum of Human of Achievement both Friday and Saturday evening. See details below on guidelines to reserve a spot to watch the documentaries.
Guests will be able to reserve either a platform or parking spot. Platforms are 12'x4' wooden outdoor platforms, 6' from any other platform and can accommodate up to 4 guests. Guests with platform reservations can bring their own chairs and portable radio or MoHA can provide both at the event for a suggested donation.
Friday 6/25 Program -
8:30pm - Kacia Florez (NYC) original songs based on her Colombian and Ecuadorian roots using Andean rhythms.
9pm - Sunny Roberts (NYC) will project a film based on Gilma Agudelo, an Afro-Colombian woman currently residing in Queens, NY who won the national championship for Tango in Colombia in 1997.
9:15 PM Noche de Cine Film Screening curated by Mar Gonzalez and Nico Garcia. A collection of seven films and video performances by local filmmakers and artists that explore identity, culture, and place.
To see the full program: https://www.artesaniasinsitu.net/encuentroatxnochedecine
Saturday 6/26 Program -
8pm - Manuela Agudelo: Dance solo reflecting on Colombian women's connection to the earth through agricultural work and then their assimilation when they come to New York City and thus the erasure of black and indigenous history, culture and customs
8:30pm - Collaborative piece: Gracias a La Vida, a dance theater performance with live music that honors mother nature and the opposing energies of life that bring balance. 15 min Mark and Manuela can talk about the Collective's ground work here in Queens with Kaleidospace.
9pm - "Utopia de las mariposas" by Lukas Avendaño.
Lukas Avendaño is the most important artist of the Muxe community. Poetry, dance and anthropology are the tools he uses to enunciate and express himself. Since May 10, 2018, his brother Bruno disappeared in a mysterious way. In Mexico, Bruno is one of 40 thousand missing persons. For Lukas, the search for Bruno has become his greatest utopia.
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