It will start on Thursday, December 10 with the inauguration via streaming from the Melico Salazar Popular Theater, with the participation of Vice President Campbell, along with Costa Rican performing artists Melissa Williams and Sharifa Crawford with a connection to the Municipal Theater of Lima. Subsequently, the documentary “Negra” by Mexican director Medhin Tewolde will be released.
Throughout the meeting, you will be able to enjoy ten artistic pieces within which there will be cinema, theater and new narratives, all starring and / or directed by Afro-descendant women from the region.
The Afro Stories Laboratory will be developed, a space that will benefit emerging voices from Afro-descendant performing arts, with the aim of promoting in them the development of new storytelling skills.
“It is essential to create spaces for professional and artistic development such as the laboratory that will allow artists to mature and carve their stories alongside a professional like Denisse Duncan, but also to put themselves and their projects in a context of growth and development ”, assured Marysela Zamora, Producer of the Meeting.
The Afro Women on Stage 2020 Virtual Encounter is an initiative of Ébano Teatro de Peru, by Alicia Olivares, which is associated in co-production with Nosotras Women Connecting and Fábrica de Historias, from Costa Rica.
It is a joint action for cultural exchange with the Transculture Program: integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through culture and creativity, implemented by UNESCO’s Regional Office for Culture for Latin America and the Caribbean, with the competition of organizations from Cuba and the Caribbean and the financing of the European Union.
«For the Transcultura Program it is very important to support this type of initiatives that promote the diversity of cultural expressions with an inclusive and plural perspective, also promoting greater knowledge and respect for the diversity of the heritage and culture of Afro-descendants and their contribution to the development of societies, also fulfilling the objectives of the International Decade for People of African Descent “, said Tatiana Villegas, culture specialist at UNESCO’s Regional Office for Culture for Latin America and the Caribbean
The project is also supported by the PROARTES fund of the Melico Salazar Popular Theater, the Ministry of Culture, the Vice Presidency of Costa Rica, the Embassy of Canada in Costa Rica, the Cultural Center of Spain in Lima and the Ministry of Culture of Peru.
The event is free and accessible to the entire region of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union. To access the artistic programming and talks, you can visit and register on the website: www.mujeresafroenescena.com