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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...

somos 40 millones de argentinos

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...

Inmigrantes a la Argentina en el Puerto de Buenos Aires

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.

Alegoría de los viajes de Américo Vespucio

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...

Pueblos Indígenas de Argentina

Indigenous Peoples in Argentina

The indigenous people in Argentina were essentially nomadic and generally lived by hunting, fishing and gathering. In the 16th century, the confrontation with the Spanish conqueror curtailed their chances of cultural development. Nevertheless, in spite of this blow, they managed to survive in time and history. Today they constitute an important segment of the Argentine population. To synthesize the complex picture of the different cultural groups of indigenous peoples can be divided according to their habitat, indigenous peoples of the Northwest, Central Sierras, Cuyo, Pampas, Patagonia, Neuquén, Chaco, Litoral and Mesopotamia. Northwest Indigenous...

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