March 12, 2014

Cartagena contemporary dance project – El Colegio Del Cuerpo

Cartagena : El Colegio del Cuerpo

Alvaro Restrepo, at the height of his career as a dancer in New York in the 90s, could not resist the pull of his home city, Cartagena – and what he describes as a city of contradictions and ‘tragic beauty’. There he founded El Colegio del Cuerpo, a contemporary dance institute specifically designed to discover and develop the hidden talents of young Cartageneros who would normally have no opportunity to pursue a life in dance. The results are spectacular, and Alvaro describes El Colegio Del Cuerpo as his work of art.

These photos were taken for Diners Magazine (Revista Diners) http://www.revistadiners.com.co/ where you can read the full interview.

A great cultural project and a privilege to meet someone so creative and dedicated to improving the cultural landscape of this magnificent historic city.