Peruvian Dance Documentary Showing at Tulane University

March 21, 2006

Kathryn Hobgood
Phone: 504-865-5210

Film director Mitch Teplitsky will present a pre-screening of his documentary Soy Andina at Tulane University for the 2006 Gilbert Chase Memorial Lecture in Latin American Music on March 27 at noon in the Dixon Annex Recital Hall. There will also be discussion with the director and live dance performance by film star Nelida Silva. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Soy Andina ("I Am Andean") chronicles the true stories of two New York women - an immigrant folk dancer from the Andes, and a Latina modern/hip hop dancer from Queens - who journey to Peru in search of their roots. The film is a cross-cultural road trip as it follows the women on their respective journeys - from New York, to Lima, up the Peruvian coast and into remote mountain villages.

Each place offers distinctive culture, music and dance. The Gilbert Chase Memorial Lecture series is named after the noted musicologist and former Tulane professor credited with establishing Tulane University as a forerunner in Latin American musical studies in the 1960s. For more information about this film, visit

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