• Film: A palabra xusta/La palabra justa

    August 22

  • Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival 2019

    August 23August 25

  • Film: La Nana/The Maid

    August 29

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August 2019

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 20

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

NHCC Book Club

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for August: Fruit of the Drunken Tree (2018) by Ingrid Rojas.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

Film: A palabra xusta/La palabra justa

7 pm

In August, the Center continues its partnership with Instituto Cervantes to present films in the organization’s current Espacio femenino series. Instituto Cervantes has offered this series since 2010, presenting contemporary work by women filmmakers and focusing on women’s concerns and issues.

A palabra xusta is a game invented by a teacher for her students, in which each child writes, in one word, what s/he has learned in that day’s class. The answers are put on the board, and everyone chooses the best—the right word. In Miguel Piñeiro’s documentary, 92-year-old Antía “Tita” Cal Vázquez, who founded the Rosalía de Castro School in Vigo in 1961, engages in a conversation with her cherished photographs and her memories. In a house where time seems to have stopped, on a journey that crosses the boundaries of time and space, she searches for the right words to tell us about her childhood, her vocation, the great love of her life—everything that shaped her as a woman and an educator. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2016; Miguel Piñeiro; Galician and Spanish with English subtitles; 108 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival 2019

August 23August 25
NHCC Campus 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

August 23-25, 2019

Dance workshops 10 am to 5 pm Friday through Sunday; doors open for main concert 7 pm Saturday; wrap-up party 7 pm Sunday

Main concert is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; wrap-up party is $10, w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; dance workshops are $25 for a single workshop and $70 for a full day of workshops

All-access pass, including all dance workshops, is $100 in advance, $120 after 5 pm on Thursday, August 22, w/ $2 discount for NHCC members

The annual Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival, a three-day celebration of rhythm and movement, features performances by world-class dancers as well as non-competitive dance showcases, parties, and workshops. Additional attractions include dance films, lectures, and live musical performances. The festival’s main concert on Saturday night is a magical night of music and dance in the Center’s intimate Patio Courtyard, and the Sunday night wrap-up is a final evening of music, performances, and dancing in the Patio Courtyard.

For more information, please visit the Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival website HERE.

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Festival Ballet Albuquerque: Sacred Journeys II

August 24August 25
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

Saturday, at 7 pm
Sunday at 2 pm

Classical and contemporary dance combine with the eclectic music of two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal in this reflection of New Mexican cultures through dance, music, and spoken word. Mirabal collaborates with internationally renowned New York City Ballet dancer Jock Soto, of Navajo and Puerto Rican descent; Soto, who is originally from Gallup, NM, and will also make guest appearances onstage, now lives in Eagle Nest, NM. Additional choreographers for the production are director Patricia Dickinson Wells, native New Mexican Dominic Guerra, and internationally known Vladimir Conde Reche, a native of São Paulo, Brazil. Additional guest artists include the Trujillo Family traditional Native American dancers.

$14, $20, $29, $39, $48 w/ a $2 discount for Seniors, Children 10 and younger and NHCC Members. Please join us for the VIP Meet and Greet After-Party with Robert Mirabal, Jock Soto and the cast for an additional $60 up-charge.

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Mundos de Mestizaje

August 24August 25

12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
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Free

Opening Reception for ALMA: Mosaics From the Soul

6 to 8:30 pm

The ALMA Summer Institute (formally Mayor’s Art Institute) was created in 1999 to provide paid training and mentorship for artistically talented youth and adults through its apprenticeship model. The apprentices work with Lead Artists to create handmade tile mosaics, helping with every aspect of making a public artwork. In 8-10 weeks, they assist with design, carve tiles from wet clay, glaze tiles, fire a kiln, cement tiles to the wall, and grout the finished artwork. The designs are conceptualized, researched, and drawn collaboratively to create rich, multi-layered representations of our place, our culture, and our history. Through our apprenticeship model, we help train the next generation of artists to strive towards an arts career/arts entrepreneurial path. This exhibit, “Mosaics From the Soul” tells ALMA’s story, shown through drawings, photographs and narratives.

Location: History and Literary Arts Building

Free and open to the public

Who We Are, Together: NM Families Project Presentation for Sanchez, Martinez, Tovar and Begley

2-4 pm

This project engaged 2-3 generations of seven NM families in testing their DNA and researching their family lineage with the help of the NHCC and experts in the field. For seven Sundays these families will present what they learned about who they are, where they are, where they came from, and from whom they descend, followed by dialogue. Join us to explore the diverse heritage and history of NM through our families: who we are, together.

For this presentation, hear more about the histories of the families Sanchez, Martinez, Tovar and Begley.

Other presentation dates below:

Sept. 15, 2-4 pm: Romero and Martinez
Sept. 22, 2-4 pm: Madrid and Padilla
Oct. 6, 2-4 pm: C De Baca
Oct. 20, 2-4 pm: Lopez, Fraga, Liomas and Gomez
Nov. 3, 2-4 pm: Martinez and Tafoya

Please RSVP as space is limited: http://bit.ly/2WFltQa

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 27

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Film: La Nana/The Maid

6 pm
Please note that a pre-screening conversation about the film, led by Dr. Elizabeth Hutchison, will begin at this time. The film will be shown at 7 pm

Raquel has worked as a live-in, uniformed maid for a well-to-do family in Santiago, Chile for over 20 years. Now 41, she is part of the family in some ways, as emotional attachments—both positive and negative—attest, but in others remains apart, even expendable. When her employers decide that she needs help and hire an additional maid, Raquel feels that she must fight for her place in the household. Her “guerrilla war” against a series of newcomers reaches increasingly audacious heights, until someone quite different turns up and Raquel’s world begins, very gently, to expand.  La Nana, described as a “microcosm of Latin social hierarchy,” also focuses on one woman’s journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making.

2009; Sebastián Silva; Spanish with English subtitles; 135 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

This film, rescheduled from March 2019, is presented in partnership with Women’s International Study Center (WISC) as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series. Dr. Elizabeth Hutchison, WISC Fellow-in-Residence, will introduce the film and lead a discussion with representatives of other community organizations, beginning at 6 pm, prior to the screening. Please join us for refreshments and further conversation in the lobby afterwards!

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