Victoria Santa Cruz Centennial Year Has Begun!

On October 27, 2021, the Peruvian Ministry of Culture launched a year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Peruvian cultural icon Victoria Santa Cruz’s birth, honoring Victoria Santa Cruz’s “legacy for humanity.”

I was honored to participate virtually in the Centennial kickoff event, held in Lima and broadcast live on Cultura 24 / Facebook TV. The program included remarks by Victoria Santa Cruz’s former colleagues, company members, friends, and family; presentations by representatives from Peru’s Ministry of Culture and UNESCO; tributes by international artists inspired by Victoria Santa Cruz; music and dance performances; and more.

For non-Spanish speakers interested in learning about the Centennial, I have created two video excerpts from the event with English subtitles (thanks to Swarthmore College intern Andres Villalba for captioning assistance).

Video Excerpt: Announced plans for the Centennial year, in a video created by the Ministry of Culture’s Victoria Santa Cruz Centennial committee.

Video Excerpt: My remarks on the occasion of the launch of the Victoria Santa Cruz’s Centennial year.

Here is the entire event (in Spanish without subtitles). Fast forward to 16:31 to begin: