Everything you can do this long weekend

Bored when the weekend arrives? Do you feel like you don’t know what to do, but at the same time you know you are wasting these free days? These are the plans that the city of Santo Domingo or the destination of Punta Cana offer you to enjoy a varied cultural offer.

Visit the exhibition “Paréntesis” (Parentheses)

Today opens to the public this exhibition based on artistic projects carried out as a result of the pandemic by the Covid-19. Open until February 26 at the Centro Cultural de España, “Paréntesis. Stories from the uncertainty” is a selection of artistic proposals, the result of an international call that took place in February 2020, where 51 artistic projects were selected that bring us closer to the uncertainties of a present time crossed by the political, social and economic crises that entails the exceptional global situation we are living as a result of the pandemic that crosses the world.

Among the proposals chosen are three projects by Dominican artists: One of them is entitled “Dos metros de distancia, 2020” Sculpture, recycled T-shirts and photography by Ana María López, the video (2020-2021), by Marie Jiménez and Eli Mena and the short film “El camino, 2020” by Miguel Oniel.

The exhibition also includes images by photographers who recorded the transformation of deserted cities after the confinements caused by the pandemic or images of survival to the limit in those social contexts marked by precariousness and poverty.

A language that abounds is that of the audiovisual, with works that introduce such important and urgent issues to be addressed in public policies as mental health, the lack of resources in the treatment and research of other major and devastating pandemics such as cancer or AIDS. Reflections of this are works by Milko Delgado (Panama), Meera Sachani (Panama), Tania Madrigal (El Salvador), El Precipicio Films (El Salvador), Rosalía Banet (Spain), Rodrigo Figueroa (Bolivia), Ariel Sosa (Honduras) and Movimiento en Colectivo/MEC (Colombia).

Other works address the crisis and precariousness of life and working conditions in the professional sectors of culture. Reflections of this are works by Violeta Mora (Honduras), Miguel Oniel Diaz (Dominican Republic) and Silvia Jácome and Adriana Jácome (Cuba), who delve into these issues and their consequences for the cultural proletariat.

The exhibition, free of charge, is open to the public from January 20 through February 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, at the Cultural Center of Spain.

Premiere of “La mujer puerca” (The Pig Woman)

Starting tomorrow, Friday, at the Ravelo Hall of the National Theater, theater lovers will be able to enjoy this play by Argentine author Santiago Loza, which will be presented for the first time in the Dominican Republic by a winning team that has had this project in its sights for more than 7 years. Under the production of Hony Estrella and Los Otros, with Judith Rodríguez as lead actress and directed by Vicente Santos, this drama is full of black humor, and tells the story of an orphan in her wandering journey in search of her place in the world. A woman who has lived to achieve sainthood, without achieving it because she has a “puerile”, worldly and earthly nature.

Judith Rodríguez (La mujer puerca), and Stuart Ortiz (El viejo) make up the extraordinary cast of this piece, which also enjoys the technical support of great professionals of the national art, such as: José Andrés Molina (Music), Fidel López (Scenography), Ernesto López (Lighting design), among many other important talents.

On stage on January 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30 at the Teatro Nacional. Price: RD$870. Tickets on sale at Uepa Tickets and the National Theater Box Office.

Jackeline Estévez in concert

The singer from Franco-Macoris announces her return to the big stages with this concert that condenses the best of her concerts, in a mix of ballads, boleros, with splashes of bachata and merengue.

Titled “Aún soy la misma”, it will be presented tomorrow, Friday 21 at Hard Rock Santo Domingo, with the help of her inseparable producer Rafael Perez and the co-production of Yannely Medina.

In addition to her greatest hits, such as “No discuto contigo”, “Crisálida”, “Hambre”, “Ni en sueños”, Estévez will pay posthumous tribute to two great interpreters of the romantic song, both locally and internationally, her mentor Anthony Ríos and El príncipe de la canción José José.

Tickets available at Uepa Ticket. Prices: Special Guest 5,000; Super Vip 3,500; Vip, 2,500; General 1,500. Hard Rock Café Santo Domingo.

Kooza, a tribute to the traditional circus in Punta Cana

At Kooza, all costumes are custom-made and most are produced in the costume workshop at its international headquarters, located in Montreal, Canada.

If you are in Punta Cana, you can’t miss this great show. Back to its roots, Kooza, the Cirque du Soleil show, combines art and clown acrobatics while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. The show, perfect for all members of the family, highlights the physical, with demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mix that emphasizes the bold humor of the clowns. The journey of the innocent leads him to meet comical characters in an electrifying world full of surprises, adventures, daring and full participation.

The name Kooza is inspired by the Sanskrit word “koza”, which means “box”, “chest” or “treasure”. The cast and crew of Kooza represent 26 nationalities: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States.

Located in Downtown PC. Prices from US$70 to US$275. Tickets available at Tuboleta.com. Friday, January 21 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 22 at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sunday, January 23 at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm.

Japan 2022 Calendar Exhibit at Gallery 360

Japan 2022 Calendar Exhibition.
As is customary, the Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with Galería 360 Shopping Mall, is holding the exhibition “Calendars of Japan 2022”, where a great diversity of Japanese calendars, so eagerly awaited by the Dominican public, are once again on display.

This exhibition has been held for more than 20 years, becoming a custom that Japan shares with the Dominicans, where important aspects of Japanese culture are highlighted and through which Dominicans further strengthen their knowledge about Japan.

These calendars, printed in Japan, contain different themes, from paintings, Japanese garden, Japanese architecture, gastronomy, landscapes of Japan and the world, among others. The quality of the image and designs of these calendars make them go from being a simple utilitarian object to an ornamental, artistic and even decorative piece.

The exhibition is available from Thursday, January 20 through Monday, February 21 in the East Hall of the 360 Gallery Shopping Mall.

“Amaya, space, color, light” is the new exhibition that the artist Amaya Salazar has just inaugurated at the Museum of Modern Art and that marks the beginning of the exhibition program that during the year 2022 will be developed in this temple of visual arts. The exhibition presents 43 sculptures and reliefs in iron, bronze, resin, acrylics and lacquered PVC, materials and forms with which the artist demonstrates her versatility and capacity for reinvention in each piece. The exhibition was curated by Bingene Armenteros.

The exhibition will remain open until April 24, Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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