Fraternidad Alma Boliviana
- Important Information
- Founded: November 23, 1991
- Member of Comite ProBolivia: 1991
- Dances: Caporales – Tinkus – Cueca – Huayño
- Participants of 85th Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
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Under the direction of Ms. Maria DeMartini and initiative of a group of young people with the premise cultivate the diversity of dances and Bolivian cultural expressions, November 23, 1991 born Alma Boliviana. The Antawara Dance was originally to identify the young dancers of Alma Boliviana in all events in which, with great pride and dignity represented the Bolivian culture and tradition.
In the 23 years of existence of this prestigious organization, which at all times had the wholehearted support of each of its members and their families, they have been implemented dances Toba, Bailecito, Chacarera, Huayño, Tinku, Caporales in addition to the traditional Bolivian cueca. Since then Alma Boliviana has participated in events and social, educational, community and political acts mostly based in the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. .; such as the inauguration of US President; Special presentations at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Music Center and other related Federal government of the United States events. At the same you see, take part in parades and local festivals like “The Neighborhood Parade” in Arlington County, Memorial Day Parade City of Falls Church, Independence Day Parade in Georgetown, the Hispanic Day Parade in New Jersey; and the Bolivian Festival of Virginia.
Alma Boliviana have also participated in acts and events scheduled in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida that were specially invited, where a part of putting up the Bolivian cultural value, have received expressions of admiration by the Latin American and Anglo community.
In 2011; Alma Boliviana one of the greatest achievement awards by being the first Bolivian dance group in one of the most prestigious shows in the United States – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. It was not only participant in the parade where 5 million people enjoyed the Bolivian folklore but also were selected to demonstrate a minute choreography, which was broadcast nationally by NBC, 50 million viewers. It is for this reason and other reasons, Alma Boliviana is recognized as one of the most influential Bolivian fraternities in the United States! Alma Boliviana have also participated in acts and events scheduled in the states of New York, New Jersey, Florida and Las Vegas that were specially invited, where apart from putting up the Bolivian cultural value, have received expressions of admiration by Latin American and Anglo community .. It is also important to mention participation in dance competitions and contests such as the Saya Caporal, where Alma Boliviana has remained in the top 3 places in the last eleven years. He gets the first place for three consecutive years (2007, 2008, 2009) in Virginia and First Place 2008 and 2013 in New York. As in 2010 and 2013, where Alma Boliviana gets first place, but this time with Dance Competition Tinku Tinku Virginia. Currently, Alma Boliviana has more than 100 dancers, who together with parents and the Board still hold the promise with which Alma Boliviana was created 23 years ago to cultivate the diversity of dances and Bolivian cultural expressions.