Latin America - visual arts and architecture
European colonization in the 1500-t. was expressed in an
extensive church and monastic building, performed by
convened architects and artists with a background in Spanish
and Portuguese traditions. The buildings were often placed
on the ruins of ruined cities, monuments and shrines. From
the 1500s and 1600s. several of the cathedrals in the big
cities Mexico City and Puebla in Mexico, Lima and Cuzco in
Peru; they are listed in the Renaissance and Baroque style,
but with Native American touches, especially in detail and
decoration. The Moorish Mudéjar style also appears
in many buildings. In the 1700s building, the Spanish
style of churrigue is seen, which in the Latin American
countries got an even more lavish design than in the mother
country, such as the Cathedral of Zacatecas in Mexico. In
Brazil, building style and forms of expression more closely
followed the European models of Baroque, Rococo and
Neoclassicism, as there was no Native American tradition to
build upon. The visual arts unfolded especially in
connection with church construction, as decoration and in
the form of sculptures and paintings with religious motifs.
With the independence of the 1800s and the formation of
independent states, the development of more distinctive -
also profane - building practices and artistic expressions
AbbreviationFinder.org, South America is a part
of Latin America.
Latin America - theater
During the colonial period, real theater life began to
develop in Latin America, but not until the 1900s. the
theater was seriously established as a cultural institution
in the explosively growing metropolitan areas. From the
1950s, internationally oriented university theaters and
experimental groups were created as an alternative to the
established state and private theaters. The way of working
was often collective, the repertoire characterized by
current political material. outreach company in workplaces.
From certain parts of Latin America, theater people during
the military dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s were
temporarily forced into exile. Their direct contact with new
trends abroad contributed to a further diversity of
repertoire and playing style within the Latin American
Latin American dances
Latin American dances, partly the dances
samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, pasodoble and jive, danced at
Latin American dance tournaments, and in general dances used
in Latin America.
Samba in Brazil is a common term for several different
styles and temps, but the carnival samba in Rio de Janeiro
and the samba at dance tournaments have the 2/4 beat, the
melodies and the joy of life in common.
Cha-cha-cha originated in the 1950s and is a further
development of mambo, originally derived from an
Afro-Caribbean salon dance, danzon, which was popular in the
The Cuban rumba is slower in tempo than cha-cha-cha and
has only three steps in the basic stage towards the
cha-cha-cha's five, so there's more time for the sensuality
the rumba should have.
Pasodoble means double steps and is a dance with fast
marching steps, turns and statuary positions. Jive is a
noble form of jitterbug, a pair dance that appeared in the
1930s United States.
The Argentine tango originated in the early 1900s. in the
Rio de Plata area and was presented in Europe approx. 1920.
Although tango is Latin American, it is included as a
tournament dance among the five standard dances.
Latin American dances have been popular in Europe since
the 1930s, not least because of their passionate expression.
In addition to the tournament dances, mambo, lambada,
merengue and bossanova are extensively cultivated on the
dance floors, and since the 1990s the Danes have not least
ventured into tango and salsa.