Open to all students of Rollins College
Once upon a tango there was a city in Argentina that was a mélange of Europe and Latin-America; a city where dancers spin two by two in front of pastel buildings, Eva Peron is buried in an eerily beautiful cemetery, and the seat of government is a rose-colored palace. Come hear the stories of Buenos Aires—the Argentine tango, the Gaucho, Evita, the Dirty War—and write your own reflections as a storyteller and an anthropologist. We will introduce you to Buenos Aires through four pre-trip classes and will ask you to focus on a particular area of interest to present to your classmates in Buenos Aires. During our time in Buenos Aires we will visit the Casa Rosada and the Eva Perón museum; watch a tango performance and maybe even try a few steps ourselves; and watch the Gauchos ride at the Matadores market. At the end of each day, you will step back and reflect on these experiences through the lens of a writer and through the lens of an anthropologist. By the time we reach the end you will be able to tell an Argentine story of your very own.
Join us December 3 at 5 pm in the Bib lab of the Olin library for more information!