May
12
Sat
Que Tan Lejos: Película · Movie Screening @ Ecuadorian-American Cultural Center
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Que Tan Lejos: Película · Movie Screening @ Ecuadorian-American Cultural Center | New York | United States

Movie Night: How Much Further, directed by Tania Hermida.
For a mother, there is nothing better than enjoying time with family. EACC invites you and your family to take a trip to Ecuador through the screen and enjoy this captivating and humorous film.

· Free and open to the public· The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles.
There will also be gifts for all the mothers present, courtesy of Oresky & Associates, PLLC.

Rsvp here: https://goo.gl/9vWcp7
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About the movie:
A Spanish tourist looking for adventure in Ecuador crosses paths with a cynical student and a man seeking to come to terms with the recent death of his grandmother in director Tania Hermida’s understated tale of love, friendship, and the journey to gain a better understanding of who we really are. Esperanza is a Spanish tourist who longs to experience life and explore new worlds. Pessimistic Ecuadorian university student Tristeza is tired of her picturesque South American country, and can’t shake the feeling that the outside world is calling to her. After being stranded in the baron countryside due to a transit strike, Esperanza, and Tristeza attempt to hitch a ride back to civilization. Their journey soon takes an unexpected turn, however, when the pair makes the acquaintance of a man transporting the ashes of his dearly departed grandmother. Now, as mortality and compassion factor into the soul-searching trek, the two girls are soon prompted to reevaluate their expectations regarding their current quest for fulfillment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Jun
3
Sun
Straw Hat Weaving Workshop @ Ecuadorian-American Cultural Center
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Straw Hat Weaving Workshop @ Ecuadorian-American Cultural Center | New York | United States

Do you want to learn how to make an Ecuadorian Straw Hat?
Here’s your chance! Three Ecuadorian artisans will share their ancestral knowledge and get you started at making your own hat.

The weaving technique used to create the iconic straw hat (erroneously) known as the Panama Hat is one of Ecuador’s greatest cultural treasures. This type of hat was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2012.

On Sunday, June 3, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of this technique and immediately put it to use in an intimate, interactive workshop with toquilla straw brought directly from Cuenca, Ecuador.
All materials will be provided. Space is limited so reservations are required. If you book your ticket and you are not sure if you can attend the workshop, please let us know!

Paying for this event is not required, but all donations will be used to create more programs.

Jul
14
Sat
Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador @ Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Jul 14 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador @ Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

The Ecuadorian American Cultural Center invites you to discover the richness and diversity of Ecuador in a night that will highlight the customs and traditions of the communities from the Coast, Andes, and Amazon regions. More than thirty artists from its program Ayazamana Dance Group will take the audience on an imaginary trip to Ecuador through their vibrant dances and colorful costumes.

The annual performance titled “Ayazamana: Traditional Music and Dances from Ecuador” will highlight the customs and traditions of the communities from the Coast, Andes, and Amazon regions. More than thirty artists will take the audience on an imaginary trip to this South American country through their vibrant dances and colorful costumes. Accompanied by live music by Andes Manta, Ayazamana will perform exclusive choreographies to various traditional rhythms such as Fandango, Bomba, San Juanito, Amorfinos and Capishca.

Under the direction of Jose Rivera, this year the dance group will present new choreographies as well as bring back some of the audience’s longtime favorites. Ayazamana will be debuting a traditional wedding ceremony and celebration you can only encounter in the Andean communities near Otavalo. It will also be introducing the audience to Amorfinos or poetic short compositions of popular origin in the Manabí province.