SPECIAL PROGRAMS

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Classes        Seminars        Expositions        Field Experience

During 2019, we offer you special programs on Andean culture, combined with festivities, excursions and stays in indigenous communities

2019 PROGRAMS

APRIL

01st – 13th April, 2019

INTENSIVE ANDEAN TEXTILE ART COURSE: THE PALLAY´S WORLD

Weaving Classes – Semiology – Mythology – Pre-Columbian Textile Art

The Andean civilizations´ textile art is one of the most complex in the world. Today, a diversity of techniques, applied in an immense variety of textiles, is being put into practice in high Andean communities. This two-week program offers a textile learning in a multidisciplinary way.

Practical Areas

  • Weaving on Backstrap and Pallay

Lectures y Expositions

  • The Accha Alta Community’s Textile Tradition: Tecniques, Iconography and Symbolism
  • Documentary Moovies

Seminars

  • Semiology of Andean Textiles: Iconographic interpretation
  • Astronomy and Cosmology in Archaeological Textiles
  • Mythology and Ritual in Andean Textiles

Workshops

  • Natural Dyeing
  • Handling the Andean drop spindle (Puska) and Thread Twisting

Field Experiences

  • Staying and Weaving in an Indigenous Community
JULY

07th – 20th July, 2019

ANDEAN TEXTILE ART & MAMACHA CARMEN FESTIVITY

Intensive Summer Program

In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the month of July stands-out due to the pompous celebration in honor to the Mamacha Carmen, which is taking place during five days. In total there are 21 teams of masked dancers, accompanied by musicians, who give homage to the “Mamacha”. Through their performance they stage mythologies and historical passages.

In the cemetery the teams of dancers evoke their defunct members, thus commemorating and integrating the world of the dead and that of the ancestors. One can notice an indigenous and catholic syncretism, but also a parallel world full of mysticism and joy.

This special program combines a unique cultural experience with intensive courses in Andean textile art.

Practical Area

  • Weaving classes on backstrap loom

Workshops & Activities

  • Dyeing workshops
  • Pre-Columbian Art workshops
  • Documentary film events

Seminars, Courses

  • Semiology  in the Andean Textiles
  • Andean Textile Art: Cosmology & Aesthetic
  • Ritual Masks: Dance, Choreograhpy & symbolism

Cultural Immersion

  • Mamacha Carmen Festivity

07th – 20th July, 2019

AYMARA – QUECHUA MUSICAL TINKU

Andean Music Program

Popular music, as well as original native music are the two  areas that currently cohabitate in the Andes. Popular music is product of a syncretism of musical systems; that is between the Occidental and Andean music, while the original native Andean music and, especially, that played in traditional communities, has its roots in pre-Colombian times.

The linguistic category called ‘tinku’, as much in Quechua, as in the Aymara language, is synonymous of meeting, encounter or convergence and, precisely in this program, we make the music of Puno and Bolivia´s Aymara region converge with that of Peru´s Quechua-speaking area.

Practical Areas

  • Andean music classes

Activities & Field Experiences

  • Participation in the locality’s musical groups
  • Participation and musical immersion at Mamacha Carmen festivity
  • Astronomical observation, as well as that of “Sinc and Signaling ” factors  of nature

Courses & Seminars

  • Ritual Masks: Dance, Choreography & Simbolism
  • Ritual Calendar & Religious System
  • Andean Iconography: A semantic System
  • Mythology & Cosmology
  • Music & Musical Instruments

Cultural Immersion

  • Immersion at Mamacha Carmen Festivity
OCTOBER

13th – 26th October, 2019

THE TEXTIL TUPAY: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS & CHUMBILVILCAS

Intensive Andean Textile Art Program

The Andean textile, or ‘runa p’acha’, is based on thousands of years of development. A huge variety of techniques were developed that, today, go on being applied by female and male weavers in the High Andean communities. On the other hand, and apart from their clothing function, textiles were, and still are, means for the storing and transmission of information.

In the Quechua language, the term ‘tupay’ is synonymous to ‘meeting’, ‘encounter’ or ‘convergence’ and, precisely, in this program we facilitate the convergence of textiles from two regions of the Department of Cusco.

Weaving Classes

  • Tecniques from Chumbivilcas
  • Techniques from Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Dyeing workshops Traning on how to use the puska (Andean drop spindle)

Activities

  • Textile Immersion
  • Astronomical observation, as well as that of ‘sign and signaling’ factors of nature

Courses, Seminars & Exibitions

  • Textile Semiology: Iconographic Interpretation
  • Pre-Columbian art: Astronomy & Cosmology in Archaelogical Textiles
  • Cosmology, Mythology & Ritual
  • Textile Tradition from Sacred Valley & Chumbivilcas

Field Experiences

  • Excursions & Weaving in an Indigenous Community