Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Kennedy Center Presents ‘Nordic Cool 2013′, an International Festival of Nordic Theater, Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Design and Film

The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. will host the festival “Nordic Cool 2013″ February 19 through March 17, 2013.

THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., will present the international festival “Nordic Cool 2013″ Feb. 19 – March 17, 2013, featuring traditional and contemporary expressions of Nordic theater, dance, music, visual arts, literature, design and film. The festival will include highlights from the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as Territories of Greenland, the Faroe and ?and Islands.

THROUGH THE exploration of the interplay of themes central to Nordic life, such as nature, technological innovation, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurial spirit and youth culture, the festival will seek to answer the question of what is “Nordic,” and explain the region with its dynamic culture and cultural diversity, its creative economy and emerging global influence.

IN ADDITION to the performing arts, New Nordic Cuisine will be highlighted in the Kennedy Center’s restaurants and demonstrations by the region’s renowned chefs will be featured at the Millennium Stage. Panel discussions and forums as well as a Nordic film series will be part of the festival. For more information about the Kennedy Center: www.kennedy-center.org.

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Photo exhibit – Never Again! Nunca Mas! – with photojournalist Oscar Medrano P?ez opens at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.

Never Again! exhibit“Never Again!” (Nunca Mas!) – a photo exhibit with Peruvian photojournalist Oscar Medrano P?ez opened on Tuesday evening at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.

“NEVER AGAIN!” (Nunca Mas!), a photo exhibition with 50 years of photojournalism with Peruvian photographer Oscar Medrano P?ez opened at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday evening, August 7.

Never Again! exhibit“Never Again!” opening reception on Tuesday evening at the Embassy of Peru. Photojournalist Oscar Medrano P?ez (in the middle) and Ambassador Harold Forsyth (to the right).

OSCAR Medrano P?ez celebrates 50 years as a photojournalist with this photography exhibit, and he is a veteran photographer of Caretas Magazine in Lima since 1979. He portrays the harsh reality of Peru’s recent history. The exhibit shows a selection of photographs of the destruction and death during the period of internal violence that affected mostly the Andean people of the country. It was a direct aftermath of the resurgence of Sendero Luminoso, the Maoist political organization, which brought brutality and turbulence to Peruvian life. A successful government intervention in 1992 finally managed to reduce violence.

Never Again! exhibitPhotography by Oscar Medrano P?ez

THE EXHIBIT opened July 20 and will run through September 13. It was shown at Institute Cervantes in New York City, July 20-30; and Newark Public Library in Newark, New Jersey, July 25-31; and will run through September 13, 2012, at the Art Gallery Fernando de Szyszlo at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.

THE EMBASSY is located at 1700 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.