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PRESS RELEASE: National Geographic Live presents: “Soy Andina” film and dance

National Geographic Live presents: “Soy Andina” film and dance
Part of an all-day showcase of Peruvian culture, Sunday July 18 in D.C.

(July 11, 2011, Washington, D.C.) Soy Andina, the award-winning film about Peru, dance and identity, returns to Washington for a screening at National Georgraphic Live, featuring Q & A with director Mitch Teplitsky, and live dance performance by film subject Cynthia Paniagua. The event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Peru.

Sunday, July 17, 1:00 p.m.
National Geographic Live
1600 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

The screening is part of an all-day Peruvian dance festival in celebration of the centennial of Hiram Bingham’s expeditions to Machu Picchu. Other presentations include: the dance group Mamauca; musician; Cesar Villalobos; the film Danzak; and a scissors dance demonstration.

For more info, schedule and tickets:
By phone: 202 857 7700

More about Soy Andina:

Soy Andina tells the story of two women who reconnect to their Peruvian identity through dance. Nélida Silva is an immigrant living in New Jersey who returns to her Andean village to host the annual patron saint festival. Cynthia Paniagua, a modern dancer raised in New York City, travels to Peru on a quest to study Peruvian dance and deepen the connection to her own roots. Soy Andina premiered at Lincoln Center, toured Peru on a U.S. Embassy-sponsored cultural tour, screened at film festivals and universities nationwide, and aired on Latino Public Broadcasting’s “Voces” series on national public television.

Mitchell Teplitsky
Soy Andina
MTeplitsky (AT gmail)
(917) 449-2745


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