MASIS Bolivian Cultural Center
MASIS Bolivian Cultural Center has its origin in the inspiration of the different cultures that make up the nationality of Bolivian folklore
Masis Cultural Center was founded on November 25, 1994, and devoted itself to the investigation of ANDEAN CULTURE. By compiling data and researching legends and folktales which comprise the core material for their Educational Lecture Performances, the organization presents a forum for the systematic and didactic display of the evolution and ethnic chronologies from the time before the Spanish Conquest to modern times. 'MASIS' which means Equality in the Quechua tongue.
The Masis Cultural Center of Miami-USA, was born with a ballet of Bolivian-American youths who, as time went on, diversified, strengthening their activity with an American community, now headed by Mrs. Nilda Heredia in her capacity as President of that international institution, which feels in its veins the deep roots of Bolivianity, in addition, of having been born in the city of Oruro, but with many years of permanence with its distinguished family in the city of Miami, which works with the support of an important Directory that strengthens this activity of the deep homeland.
Nilda Heredia Grover Ordonez
Clara Lopez Ramiro Flores
Cintia Cruz Jhonny Flores
Edwin Luna Rolando Heredia.
The Cultural Center offering all the facilities, discovering and forming not only dancers, but choreographers, leaders. This is how the "Masis" Cultural Center grew with children and young people.
WORKSHOPS - EDUCATIONAL LECTURE PERFORMANCES OF DANCE AND MUSIC
Performances Lectures annually at Broward Center for the performing Arts (Amaturo Theater) that had a duration of 4 days (two courses a day) in the prestigious program of (SEAS) “Student Enrichment in Arts & Science “with excellent reports from the attending schools shared the stage with prestigious musicians.
Orange bowl parade, trips to Washington, New York, Rhode Island, Bolivia etc, mainly in educational centers, theaters mostly.
EVENTS PROGRAMED IN THE 25 YEARS OF EXIST
1. BOLIVIAN ENCOUNTER OF DANCE AND MUSIC FOR 10 YEARS
2. ANDEAN FESTIVAL OF DANCE AND MUSIC FOR- 15 YEARS (Groups of Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia)
3. ”5th BOLIVIAN CARNIVAL MIAMI & INTERNATIONAL ETNOFOLK PARADE” 4 YEARS (Directly from Their Countries )
The performers directly from Bolivia will represent the famous ORURO CARNIVAL which UNESCO made proclamation on 2001 as ORAL INTANGIBLE PATRIMONY OF THE HUMANITY In addition, the parade will feature around artists in Dance and Music. Additionally we’ll bring troupe of dancers, from different States.
Rescue, revalidated and disseminate the ethnic heritage of Andean Culture treasure to developing interested in younger generations to promote a whole some pride to maintain our identity through history.