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) 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.