Colombian choreographer Álvaro Restrepo in Residency at UT-Austin

Alvaro Restrepo
Tuesday, February 5th, 3:30—5:00pm
Álvaro Restrepo, Co-Director, EL COLEGIO DEL CUERPO de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia “Individual Body/Collective Body” Human Rights Happy Hour
Eidman Court Room <> , 2.306, The University of Texas School of Law
Immediately followed by a Reception, 5:00pm
Eidman Jury Room <> , 2.310
World-renowned Colombian choreographer Álvaro Restrepo will participate in an unprecedented residency at the University of Texas-Austin from February 4 – 11. The residency, sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), is co-hosted by the UT Performing Arts Center’s ArtesAméricas program and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.
Mr. Restrepo is the co-director of EL COLEGIO DEL CUERPO de Cartagena de Indias – Colombia’s first Contemporary Dance choreographic formation center, a dance school and troupe for disadvantaged Colombian children. Through his work with Afro-descendent communities, Restrepo demonstrates how the arts can be used as a vehicle for exploring issues of human rights and racial justice. While in Austin, he will present a talk entitled “Individual Body/Collective Body” as part of the Rapoport Center’s Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series, on Tuesday, Feb. 5th from 3:30p to 5p in the Eidman Courtroom at the UT School of Law. He will also be working with students across a variety of disciplines on campus and in the community, including a Workshop/Master-class at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center on Saturday Feb. 9th at 1pm. The workshop is free and open to the public.
More information about Mr. Restrepo and other speakers in the Human Rights Happy Hour series, can also be found online:


One response to “Colombian choreographer Álvaro Restrepo in Residency at UT-Austin

  1. para Alvaro,
    un saludo vital.

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