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Perú Independence Day Celebration

July 28, 2018 @ 1:30pm to July 28, 2018 @ 3:00pm

SunTrust Auditorium

1:30-2:30pm: film screening (50-minutes)
2:30pm: performances

FREE ADMISSION! Gallery admission is not included.

The Orlando Museum of Art and the Raymi Dance Company will celebrate and share Perú Independence Day with the Central Florida community with film, music and dance.

The film, I Will Dance Again (Volveré a Bailar Por Ti), features the dancing, music, and rituals of the ethnic Aymara and Quechua people of the city of Puno.

Following the film screening, the Raymi Dance Company will demonstrate four different typical dances from the cities of Cusco, Lima, Puno and Trujillo. An interactive dance class with the audience will conclude the event.

This event is FREE to the public! Please note that gallery admission is not included.


I Will Dance Again will be introduced by the film’s director, Erik Portilla Aymara, PhD candidate in Anthropology and Andean Studies at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Mr. Portilla Aymara holds an MA in Visual Anthropology from PUCP, and a BA in Communication from Universidad de Lima.

I Will Dance Again (2014) is 50 minutes long. The movie is a sensory and performative exploration of the Virgin Candelaria Feast, the major religious celebration of the Peruvian high plane. Set in Puno, Perú, this ethnographic film uses lively filming to recreate the experiences of the Aymara and Quechua people who take part in the feast. Focusing on visual aspects of dance and ritual, the film captures the movements of people, textures of their clothes, and their interactions with the camera.


The Raymi Dance Company exists to present dance, music, theater and other cultural expressions of Perú. Raymi is led by Silvia Huddleston, an artistic folkloric teacher and graduate of the prestigious Jose Maria Arguedas National Folkloric School in Lima, Perú. Huddleston is a professional folkloric dancer who has traveled the world representing Perú in amazing events such as the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea (1988); Epcot 2000 Millennium Celebration; International Folkloric Festival in Martigues, France; Ville de Saint Ghislain, Belgium; Lefkada Festival, Greece; and many other countries including Russia, Italy, and Hungary.