FOMMA y el Festival Shikru en Nicaragua, del 6 al 9 de agosto de 2009

Entre el 6 y el 9 de agosto del 2009, se reunieron en los poblados de Waspam y Bilwi del Atlántico Norte de Nicaragua unas mil personas para participar en el Festival Sihkru y para compartir diversas expresiones culturales del pueblo Miskitu que vive repartido en dos países, producto de condiciones históricas implantadas por intereses externos.

En esta celebración, la participación de las compañeras Petrona de la Cruz, Victoria Patishtan, del FOMMA, y Doris Difarnecio del Centro Hemisferico propició la oportunidad de intercambiar con las mujeres y jóvenes, tanto de Bilwi  como de Waspam, experiencias sobre el uso del teatro como herramienta para la revitalización, la comunicación, educación y entretenimiento. La participación del FOMMA y el Centro Hemisférico mediante talleres con las mujeres indígenas y los estudiantes de la Universidad URACCAN, así como la visita a comunidades indígenas, representaron para ellas mejores oportunidades de aprendizaje conjunto.

 

From August 6 to 9, 2009, 1,000 people came together in the communities of Waspam and Bilwi in northern Nicaragua to participate in the Sihkru Festival and to share diverse cultural expressions derived from the Miskitu culture, which currently exists between two countries, a product of historical conditions being superseded by external interests.

During the celebrations, the participation of Petrona de la Cruz Cruz and Victoria Patishtan of FOMMA and Doris Difarnecio of Centro Hemisférico allowed for an exchange between women and young people, Bilwi and Waspam alike, of experiences regarding the use of theatre as a tool of revitalization, communication, education, and training. The participation of FOMMA and Centro Hemisférico via workshops with indigenous women and students from the URACCAN University, along with their visits to indigenous communities, represented to them a tremendous opportunity for better, shared learning.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.