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Argentine Cinema (1945-1995)

Article of the guest columnist,Paraná Sendrós for surdelsur.com Argentine cinema of ’50 Cinema arrived in Argentina soon after being launched in Paris and, in a short time, the first national productions started to be shot. Among other attractions, there were world-class pioneers in scientific and animation movies. But the true industry started only in 1933, with the establishment of sound film. The good times, when the Argentine movies were watched all over Hispanic-America, lasted until the early 1950s. Afterwards, the gradual closure of the big studios, the growth of television, the stagnation of...

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Argentine Cinema History (1896-1945)

Article of the guest columnist, Paraná Sendros for surdelsur.com The Silent Film Argentine cinema history begins with the first film exhibition with a motion picture of the Lumiére’s, that took place on July 18, 1896. In 1894 the kinetoscope had already made its arrival and, by early 1896, a kinetoscope concessionaire had tried public projections with a device of his own invention. In 1897, the import of French cameras started, and a Frenchman living in Argentina, Eugene Py, became the first filmmaker and cameraman with La bandera argentina (The Argentine Flag), a short movie. In...

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5 Emblematic figures of the Argentine Ballet

Brief review of the trajectory of the leading figures of the Argentine ballet: Jorge Donn, Norma Fontela and José Neglia, Julio Bocca, Maximiliano Guerra, dancers excellence in Argentina and the world. These emblematic figures of the Argentine Ballet, have in common to have left their mark on the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires as part of Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon (Superior Art Institute of the Colón Theater) or leading figures in your scenario. Their names have been intimately linked to the history of classical dance in our country. Jorge Donn...

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Teatro Colón Buenos Aires Opera House

Colon Theatre, of Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is one of the 5 best opera houses in the world. It is notable for its extraordinary acoustics, its size and its trajectory awarded for the performance of the most important national and international figures. First Teatro Colon On May, 25, 1957, the theater which was later known as “the first Colón Theater” was inaugurated. Placed in May Square, not only did the most notorious ballet figures dance in its stage but also became a meeting point for the distinguished Buenos Aires personalities of...

La Sylphide, Ballet, en el Teatro Colón

Ballet in Argentina

Article of the guest columnist, Angel Fumagalli for surdelsur.com Ballet in Argentina during the 1940’s By the time when, Antonia Mercé staged her Amor Brujo for the Colón, the repertoire had included works like The Sylphs, Carnival, The Ghost of the Rose, The Fire Bird, Thamar, The Consecration of Spring, Lifar’s Prometheus, among other pieces. Margarita Wallmann was appointed as choreographic director of the Ballet from late 1930s till 1940s. Trained in the school of Mary Wigmann, Wallmann developed the ballet of grand show, with the particularly remarkable Honegger’s oratorio Jeanne d’Arc in...

Lago de los Cisnes, Ballet, Teatro Colón

History of Ballet in Argentina

Article of the guest columnist, Angel Fumagalli for surdelsur.com Since the Jesuits to the Napoleonic Ballet (XVII-XIX) The History of Ballet in Argentina, is the history of dance representation, essential form of the art of ballet, from the seventeenth century. The origins must date back from the times of Spanish domination and, more precisely, of the settlement of the Missions by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus. In 1607, the Jesuitical Province of Paraguay was created, comprising, among other territories, present-day Argentina. The period from that date till 1767, the year when...

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Argentina Population: The Argentine present

TThe 20th century, Argentina Population, thus became an allowance of races and cultures producing the interweaving of a complex identity that progressively became a feature of the Argentine people. Tango, soccer, political passions were only some of the cultural productions which spoke of a project worked out within a sea of conflicting ideologies and habits, but with the will to create a country as stated by the preamble of the National Constitution: “for all the honorable men who wish to inhabit the Argentine land”. The great challenge awaiting the Argentinians in the next...

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The arrival of immigrants to Argentina

By the 19th century, Argentina was a vast territory with a low demographic density. The need to attract European immigration was a permanent desire. While Europe was industrialized, Argentina was a farming and cattle raising country which provided the old continent with farming products and breeding animals. In turn, it received Europe’s children in search of new horizons in a new world. From the 19th century onwards, men seeking their place in the world arrived from Europe with their suitcases packed with illusions. With rejections, coincidences and the search for a unitary thought...

Argentine Modern State

The nineteenth century left an expected economic growth and political stability, creating the modern Argentine state. Waves of immigration created social classes and formed the identity Argentina. The bloodiest dictatorships marked to fire the country today.

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Spanish Conquest and Population

Those white men were sometimes supreme beings coming from heaven to the natives. Gods, who brought in their baggage, progress but also syphilis and gunpowder. Spanish conquest and population took place from the sixteenth century to 1810 with the development of three streams settlers: the East, the North and West. Thirteen cities were founded. The European population grew from 2500 in 1700 to 6000 people in 1810, a total of 700,000. Currents Spanish settlers East populating movement The Spanish conquest and population, came from Europe, and arrived by way of the Plata and...

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