Workshop teaches  Venezuelan traditional folk dances
August 28, 2015
Workshop teaches Venezuelan traditional folk dances

The Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation is hosting a one-month workshop for 40 Vincentian dancers.

The workshop, which is being facilitated by cultural activist Osmar Rafael Acosta Jiménez, began on August 4 and ran for one month.{{more}}

According to a release, the main objectives of the workshop which is open to children and adults are: for participants to gain greater knowledge and practical-theoretical tools for raising awareness and interpretation of Venezuelan traditional folk dance; to commemorate the month of Emancipation; to deepen the integration of the Vincentian and Venezuelan people.

Osmar is currently working in the State of Falcon in Venezuela as a cultural activist. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Development and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Education, with his Major being Sports. Osmar has dedicated a significant part of his life to the cultural art form and has been sharing his knowledge in Venezuela since 1991. He imparts his knowledge to various groups in Venezuela and this is actually his third workshop here in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

A release from the Institute says the facilitator has been transferring his knowledge to groups of children at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and at 2 p.m. daily and then an adult session at 5 p.m.

The workshop will end today with a cultural presentation of various traditional folk dances of Venezuela. This activity will be held at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College auditorium in Glenn beginning at 5 p.m.

The general public is invited to this showcase.