Film & Discussion: Visiones - Latino Art & Culture Episodes 3 & 4

Thursday, September 21

Time: 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

Location: Roesch Library Collab Space

This is a two part documentary, Episode 3 features Luis Valdez and the legendary Teatro Campesino, a segment of San Antonio's Day of the Dead Celebration, the image of the Virgen de Guadalupe as a Latina icon, experimental border filmmaker Willie Varela, and a profile of Chicago's soapbox artist Carlos Cortez.

Episode 4 features New York's Latino Hip-Hop and dance cultures. The Hip-Hop story looks at the new wave of Latinos who took Hip-Hop and created a culture that revolutionized the genre. It features New York Hip-Hop dancing couple Rokafella and Kwikstep. Then it travels to Miami's unique Afro-Cuban sound. The second segment also takes us to Miami to experience a music that is a blending of traditional Cuban music, explosive jazz and American Pop called the Miami Sound. Musical artist Willy Chirino is featured in this segment. The episode ends in Los Angeles with modern dance pioneer Rudy Perez. Though legally blind, Perez continues to create and inspire as a teacher and choreographer for his Los Angeles based Modern Dance Company. Facilitator: Dr. Judith Huacuja.

Refreshments provided

Co-sponsored by University of Dayton Libraries and Welcome Dayton

Contact Information:

Name:  Carlos Stewart
Phone:  937-229-3689
Email:  cstewart1@udayton.edu