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TRADITIONAL NICARAGUAN FOLK DANCERS PERFORM AT MARLBORO

MARLBORO, VERMONT—Dancers from Nicaragua will perform traditional folk dances on Monday, September 27, at 4:00 p.m., in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

The six dancers—Diana Gonzalez, Karen Gonzalez, Zulema Mendez, Ana Narvaez, Marling Putchie, Guisselle Wilson—come from La Primavera, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Managua, Nicaragua. They are part of Women in Action, a group of forty women focused on improving the lifestyles of the families in their settlement. Together, these women have greatly altered the nutrition, education opportunities, income and community health in their neighborhood. The purpose of this month-long New England tour is to raise awareness of the living conditions for families in La Primavera.

On Tuesday, September 28th, the group will also be teaching a class on Nicaraguan folk dance in Persons Auditorium in Marlboro College at 11:30 a.m. The dances, a mix of Spanish and indigenous styles and accompanied by marimba music, will be performed in traditional dress.

Both the performance and dance class are free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. For more information contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.

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