|COSTA RICAN FOLK DANCE GROUP VISITING SOUTHEASTERN
HAMMOND – The folk dance group Chirripó
will visit Southeastern Louisiana University on Wednesday, Sept. 15 as
part of its celebration of the 183rd anniversary of Costa Rican independence.
Sponsored by the General Consulate of Costa Rica and the Southeastern
foreign languages and literatures department, the group will perform at
noon at the War Memorial Student Union.
“This is a rare opportunity to experience
firsthand the culture and folklore of this wonderful Central American country,”
said foreign languages professor Luz Escobar.
Escobar said Chirripó was founded
in October 1993 as the Folk Dance Company of the School of Dental Surgeons.
“Naturally, members of the group were either dentists or students in the
School of Dentistry, and its primary purpose was to rescue and to preserve
the traditions and folklore of their country,” Escabar said. Recently,
Costa Rica’s president and minister of culture declared the group a “National
Chirripó’s performances feature
original songs and original prints, paintings, and drawings as stage backgrounds
For additional information, contact
Escobar at 985-549-2266 or email@example.com.