“Life is meaningless without art.” 
- Karen Finley

“Above all, you must remain open and fresh and alive to any new idea.”
- Laurence Olivier

“The body does not have memory.  It is memory.” 
- Jerzy Grotowski

“In everything, without doubt, truth has the advantage over imitation.”
- Cicero

“The actor must constantly remember that he is on the stage for the sake of the public.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“One wishes to know something but the answer is in a form of being more aware – of being open to a richer level of experience.” 
- Peter Brook


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“There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at. And always, there is the need to keep purifying these feelings and sounds so that we can really see what we've discovered in its pure state.” – John Coltrane

“Living consciously involves being genuine; it involves listening and  responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment.” – Sidney Poitier

“Art became the first teacher of nations.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

 

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A division of the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, it has presented over seven hundred events, creating the opportunity for thousands more through its art museum, library, genealogy center, and educational resources.

Currently, their exhibitions include “Mundos de Mestizaje” – located in the Torreon, this 4,000 square foot, concave, buon fresco, was created by Frederico Vigil and completed in 2009. “Mundos de Mestizaje” depicts thousands of years of Hispanic and pre-Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas.

Located in the first gallery of the Art Museum, “¡Aqui Estamos!” is a circulating exhibition of artwork from the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s permanent collection, and includes works from artists throughout the United States, Latin America, and Spain, as well as from other regions of the Spanish diaspora.

Another important part of The National Hispanic Cultural Center is the Center’s library which holds over 12,500 non-circulating titles, with a concentration on the history and culture of the Hispano world from the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Central America, Latin America, Spain, Portugal and other points touched by the Spanish empire.

Located adjacent to the library, the NHCC Archives permanently houses rare books, photographs, maps, and manuscript collections, and currently contains over 300 rare books and many rare artifacts.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center also offers various teacher workshops and seminars in performing arts, visual arts, history, literary arts, and digital storytelling, in conjunction with exhibits, visiting artists, scholars and special events.  The National Hispanic Cultural Center
also hosts many school day performances and hands-on workshops for students.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum and Visual Arts Program’s collection now includes about 2,000 accessioned objects and some 600 promised gifts, and continues to grow.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center also hosts The Instituto Cervantes, a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish Government in 1991. It is the largest organization in the world concerned with the teaching of Spanish. The location at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is one of over 65 centers in over twenty different countries. The mission of the Instituto Cervantes is to promote the teaching, study and use of Spanish as a second language and to contribute to the advancement of the Spanish, Hispanic and Latin American cultures throughout the world.

Current events include: the film, “Las Abandonadas” created in 1945 by Emilio Fernandez and Gabriel Figueroa; the award-winning composer and early childhood educator, Frank Leto and his Children’s Concert, accompanied by dances by Pilar Leto; the film “La Perla” created in 1947 by Emilio Fernandez and Gabriel Figueroa, based on the novella, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film; “La Canoa, Legacy Talks: Enrique Lamadrid, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Portuguese; “High Spirit Dance Recital Dancing for Jesus, a Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop dance recital; the film, “Pueblerina” created in 1949 by Emilio Fernandez and Gabriel Figueroa; “Carnaval 2016: “Ticket to Paradise, Frank and Pilar Leto and the NHCC continue their annual celebration of Carnaval with a festive and colorful evening of music, dance, and theatre featuring the Odara Dance Ensemble and the musical group PANdemonium; “La Canoa, Legacy Talks: Anna Nogar, UNM Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese; “Chispa: New Latin Music Series, Cascade de Flores, the San Francisco Bay Area ensemble performs Radio Flor, a theatrical concert celebrating Latin America’s “golden age of radio,” as a special romantic treat for Valentine’s Day. Founded in 1999, the folkloric ensemble Cascada de Flores features vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga, celebrating 16 years of playing acoustic Latin music together and supported by other acclaimed artists from the San Francisco traditional music and Latin jazz scenes. With a repertoire including soulful rancherasbolerossones, and guarachas from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Colombia; Siembra, Latino Theatre Season: “Traveling with Angels,” a one-woman show by René Peña. A native of Gallup, New Mexico, René Peña has performed on national and international stages. “Traveling with Angels” is her first play. For info: National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th St., SW, Albuquerque, MN, (505) 246-2613 www.nhccnm.org



"It is a law of life that man cannot live for himself alone. Extreme individualism is insanity. The world's problems are also our personal problems. Health is achieved through maintaining our personal truth in a balanced relation of love to the rest of the world. No expression is more emblematic of this relation than the creative act which we call art. No art by its very constitution typifies the social nature of that creative act more than the theatre. The theatre, to be fully understood and appreciated, must be seen as a manifestation of this process of interchange between society and the individual. It must be judged as a continuous development of groups of individuals within society, a development which becomes richer, acquires greater force and value as it grows with the society in which it originates. Only in this way can the theatre nourish us.  - Harold Clurman

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