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Community Engagement 

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We get involved in different events and activities to represent and make visible the cultural richness of Peru, as well as strong integration with wider community members that reside in the United Kingdom.

 

ArtPerÚK is dedicated to supporting different Latin American groups, institutions and organisations with a variety of quality performances, including the free charge for wearing the full costumes of the dances, so any contribution will be invested in original Peruvian folklore costumes which, will in turn, help Peruvian artisans. We are grateful for all the help we get in doing what we love which is to bring the most vibrant Peruvian performance to our diverse audience.

 

Engaging with diverse community organisations

 

We consider it highly relevant to work with other communities and organisations to promote collaborative work, develop positive relationships with community leaders, strengthen integration and built an institutional network.

Collaboration with wider communities

  • Citizens UK

  • Latin Citizens UK

  • King College London KCL

  • Queen Mary University QMUL

  • Croydon Libraries

  • Latin American Foundation for the Future LAFF

  • LatinoLife

  • Latinx Connections

  • Viva Latinos en Londres UK

  • The Latin America Show

  • Latin Mothers and Fathers Association AMPLA UK

  • Elephant and Castle Community Hub

  • OldAloneUK

  • Amigo Month

  • Federation of Latin American Artists and Groups FLAG UK

  • Centralistas San Miguel Bolivian dance group

  • London New Year Parade LNYP

  • International Student House

  • Harrow Arts Center

  • Chelsea theatre

  • The Yellow Wembley

 

Performances: Widening participation

Community dance is a great opportunity for ArtPerÚK students, their families, followers and the general audience to get involved in public places to perform traditional and colourful Peruvian folk dance with the aim to spread Peruvian cultural identity. Thank you so much all participants for such a great commitment to investing their valuable time, learning and practising choreographies and taking part in all rehearsals.

FlashMob

  • Festejo Jipi Jay 28/07/2019, London Bridge. The Peruvian Flash Mob in London Bridge was performed in July 2019, celebrating Peruvian Independence Day, where all our dance students got involved in this colourful and fun dance choreography.

  • Marinera   28/02/2020, Piccadilly Circus. ArtPerÚK also performed the elegant Marinera dance, celebrating Valentine’s Day. The audience could enjoy an amazing dance choreography full of elegance, stylish and romanticism thanks to the participation of many students.

  • Peru Bicentennial “Dancing together” 28/07/2021. Leicester Square. This flashmob was a marvellous opportunity to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Independence of Perú that aims to celebrate, engage and integrate the Peruvian community and those who love and are interested in the Latin American culture in the UK.

  • Pop Up Let’s Do London campaign. 08/2021 and 02/2022. Trafalgar Square, Saint Paul Cathedral, Borough Market and Canary Wharf. ArtPerÚK took part in this campaign organised by the Mayor of London and London & Partners with the aim to reopen central London, driving tourism in the city. There were more than 50 dancers who represented and massively spread the Peruvian cultural diversity in the City.

  • London New Year Parade

  • LNYP 2020. Twenty ArtPerÚK dancers took part in this well-known parade which was a fantastic occasion to make Peruvian art and culture visible.

 

 

 

 

Community events

  • Peruvian Dance workshop: KCL Latin American society

  • FestLatam: Festival of Latin America

  • Made in Harrow Festival: Peruvian folk dance show

  • OldAlone UK Free dance classes for elderly people

  • Elephant and Castle virtual community hub: Free Peruvian dance fitness class

  • East Finchley Festival: Peruvian folk dance show

  • Latinx Connections:  Free female empowerment workshop

  • Croydon Communities: Croydon Libraries. Online free workshop for adults and elderly community

  • Asociacion Madres y Padres latinos en UK: Free Peruvian Dance Fitness Class

  • Latino Life: The UK’s largest free Latin festival at Finsbury Park

  • Chelsea Theatre. Video: Spreading cultural diversity

  • Refugee Festival Scotland: Free online Peruvian Dance workshop

  • Chickywicks Day Nursery workshop: dance classes for babes and toddlers

  • Long live Perú: Supporting cultural projects with free dance classes

  • Harrow Art Center. 100% Dance: Peruvian folk dance

Building community

ArtPerÚK is more than a dance school, it fosters connection with others, develops cultural identity and a sense of belonging for those who live abroad, offering a communal space for experience sharing. We organise several social and share opportunities initiatives, where followers, students and the general audience get involved as well as benefit from ArtPerÚK connections.

A BIG THANK YOU!!! to all of you for your valuable support; it is a pride to have such wonderful people full of enthusiasm and love for Peru. We are always commitment promoting the Peruvian Culture in British society, while having fun, enjoying, getting fit and making friendships.

Community activities and social events

  • Tutorial dances (online)

  • Online dance challenging to support “Stay at home, have fun and keep fit” initiative in lockdown

  • Online mental health campaign

  • Experience sharing, birthdays celebrations, integration activities, fellowship picnics and Christmas parties among others

  • Connections and opportunities: Extra job in films and documentaries.

 

Fundraising campaigns

ArtPerÚK takes part in several fundraising campaigns, offering free dance classes to support charities working with vulnerable people and raise awareness of social and health issues.

Fundraising vents

  • Ruffle, Latin Bingo to raise funds for Peruvian people affected by COVID-19

  • Solidarity fundraising event for vulnerable children.

  • Fundraising event to purchase traditional customs

  • Cancer Research UK: Breast cancer campaign “Dancing for life”

  • OldAloneUK Latino Extravaganza fundraising event

Promoting Peruvian Cultural diversity

 

We often are invited to talk about what ArtPerÚK does, its services and activities provided, the promotion of the Peruvian community, its cultural identity and its engagement with wider communities. Thank you so much to those organisations who help us make visible the art and culture of Perú in British society.

Interviews and newspapers

  • Cantos de America TV: Estrella TV

  • The Latin America Show: Celebrating 200 years of Independence of Perú

  • Latin Women entrepreneurs QMUL Business & Enterprise initiatives

  • Latidos y Latitudes: interview: Discovering ArtPerÚK folk dance school

  • Peruvian culture and ArtPerÚK at METRO newspaper: Pop UP Let’s Do London

  • Express News UK Latin newspaper: The bicentennial of the independence of Perú

  • ArtPerÚK at Start-Ups event in London Libraries

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CONVIÉRTETE EN UN APOYADOR DE LAS ARTES (TRAJES)

Apoya nuestro trabajo

ArtPerUK se dedica a brindar apoyo a diferentes asociaciones latinoamericanas con una variedad de presentaciones de calidad, incluido el uso del vestuario completo de los bailes de forma gratuita.


Cualquier aporte será invertido en Trajes Originales del Folklore Peruano, que a su vez ayudarán a los artesanos peruanos. Agradecemos toda la ayuda que recibimos para hacer lo que amamos y brindar la actuación más vibrante a nuestro público. ¿Interesado en contribuir con una mano amiga? ¡Póngase en contacto hoy y vea cómo puede ayudar!

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