The Instituto Cervantes, the official Spanish Government Centre, is a public institution founded in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and knowledge of the cultures of Spanish speaking countries throughout the world.
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This exhibition is the personal work of photographer Javier Pinto Grajera and is a graphic representation of the different realities of Cuba in relation to masculinity. The images play with the ideas mentioned in some of the interviews the photographer did while he was there and the validated realities on the streets of Cuba, showing in a personal way the typical masculine-feminine stereotypes that appear in the island.(+)
Within the frame of the exhibition The Faces of Masculinity in Cuba, teacher Raúl Marchena Magadán presents a talk about it. What is masculinity?, Can we speak about different kind of masculinities?, what is the difference between macho, male and masculine?, could we measure up the masculinity?, has been a change of the roles of masculinity in recent years?. As a part of a research project, these and other questions have been tried to be answered in relation to the question of masculinity in Cuba. First results obtained from this research will be presented in order to give us a more deep knowledge about this complex concept in modern Cuba.(+)
Instituto Cervantes presents a very interesting and jolly dance workshops of Latinamerican and Caribean Dancing.
A journey through different countries like Venezuela, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Cuba and Jamaica and its dances, rythms and folklore.
Instituto Cervantes of Manchester organizes a series of workshops on translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish which aims to guide participants through a series of challenges and choices, in which individual interests are celebrated and explored. Spanish and Latin American (and English language) texts will be used as examples of the difficult but very rewarding process of trying to convey in a different language what you as a reader understand and appreciate, building bridges between forms of discourse and cultural meanings that appear at first sight to be far apart.(+)