The Week in Translation

By Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

Lorca in New York: A Celebration: the largest-ever festival in North America celebrating the work of acclaimed Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. With more than two dozen events throughout Manhattan, it focuses on the brief but prolific period (1929-1930), during which Lorca came to New York and wrote one of his most significant works, Poet in New York.

what: Lorca: Así que pasen cien años (1998). Directed by Javier Rioyo.
This beautifully crafted and rich documentary (nominated for an Emmy Award in 1998) celebrates Lorca’s life through a look at his friends, his music, and the cultural and political movements that influenced his work. In Spanish with English Subtitles.
when: Wednesday, May 14, 7pm
where: Instituto Cervantes
more info: http://ow.ly/kwL1W

what: Lorca & Flamenco (Workshop)
Internationally renowned flamenco guitarist Paco Soto offers a 2-day workshop. In Spanish.
when: Monday, May 17 & 18, 6-9pm
where: Instituto Cervantes
more info: http://ow.ly/kwL1W


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