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Artwork Spotlight: The Promised Land by Jose Alvarez Featuring a Dance Performance by Pedro Szalay

Friday, November 06, 2020

10:45am - 10:50am

Learn more about this stunning artwork from Southwest Virginia Ballet Artistic Director Pedro Szalay and Co-Curator Amethyst Rey Beaver.

At the end of the video, Pedro performs a traditional Venezuelan dance called the "zapateo," accompanied by traditional music called "joropo."

The Promised Land by Jose Alvarez is on view in the exhibition A Very Anxious Feeling: Voices of Unrest in the American Experience; 20 Years of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection now through February 7, 2021.

Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), The Promised Land, 2013, Acrylic, ink, colored pencil, feathers, quills, crystals, mica with resin on wood panel

Music: Joropo by Armando Martínez