For two weeks next month, Sophomore Summer will adopt a Latino/a theme as the Summer Arts Festival celebrates with South-of-the-Border activities. "This is the first of what we hope becomes a summer tradition," says Jonathan Crewe, the Willard Professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of the Leslie Humanities Center. "We decided that the Summer Arts Festival should focus on celebrations of particular global cultures, starting with Latino."
Crewe says that July 18-30, the Dartmouth campus will be muy caliente with music, poetry, drama, cinema, crafts, art, and cuisine from Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Highlights will include a performance by the Latin music ensemble Black Beans and a staging of the play Yo Soy Latina.
Festival organizers include the Leslie Center advisory committee, programming personnel from the Hopkins Center and the Hood Museum, representatives from the associate dean of the humanities office, and members of the Spanish and Portuguese department.
More details can be found at www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/.
By SUSAN KNAPP
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Last Updated: 5/30/08