Evening at the Embassy of Costa Rica with the Ambassador, Salsa, and Visiting Costa Rican Artists
Take in the beauty and excitement of Costa Rica, without ever boarding a plane. On Friday, May 10 step onto foreign soil as we invite you to experience an energetic, culturally magnificent Central American nation at the Embassy of Costa Rica. Through the food, drink, music, dance, diplomats and other cultural aspects of the evening, we'll experience the rich customs of the multiple regions of Costa Rica.
1) Diplomatic Greeting
Hear from the Ambassador and meet leading Costa Rican diplomats from the embassy and meet and greet several diplomatic staff, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
2) Costa Rican Salsa Demonstration, Lessons and Dancing
Costa Rican Salsa has derived from a combination of the merengue of the Dominican Republic and the Puerto Rican salsa. We'll experience a native Costa Rican salsa demonstration with optional salsa dancing (and lessons) occurring in the latter part of the evening.
3) OPEN BAR: Costa Rican Drinks (BAR AND COFFEE):
Enjoy a variety of wines, beers and non alcoholic drinks from the surrounding areas.
4) Costa Rican Appetizers:
Taste from a sampler's buffet of a variety of light native Costa Rican food.
5) Visiting Costa Rican Artist:
TWO SPECIAL VISITING ARTISTS WILL BE ON HAND! Experience the art of Costa Rica currently on display at the embassy - with a rare visit from two visiting Costa Rican artists:
(a) Luis Chacón is the undisputed heir to Costa Rica’s landscape artists, such as Gallardo, Quiros, and Pacheco. With Luis Chacon, the landscape takes on a new dimension: expansive, conceptualized, fragmented, reduced, modified, and/or modernized. In today’s world, said theme is pictured against the social backdrop of the moment: climatic change and global warming.
Roberto Lizano was born in Alajuela, Costa Rica in 1951.
Most exciting are his painted and drawn sculptural cardboard constructions. Lizano uses an endless variety of materials and objects ranging from woven fabric and feathers to metal arabesques and gold earrings. By folding, sewing, creasing, cutting, curling, and tearing, Lizano transforms heavy cardboard into architectural, iconic, modern-day figures.
A special film highlighting the beauty and culture of Costa Rica will be on continuous play throughout the event
Suggested Attire: Smart Causal No sneakers, shorts or jeans please.
Directions: The Embassy of Costa Rica
2114 S Street, NW,
Washington DC 20008 Washington DC
Closest Metro is Dupont Circle
Price subject to increase at any time
May 10, 2013
Embassy of Costa Rica