6 questions for an aerial acrobat: ‘It means freedom, risk, and strength’
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Arts and Culture
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6 questions for an aerial acrobat: ‘It means freedom, risk, and strength’

Amanda Zúñiga - September 23, 2018

As our Weekend Arts Spotlight celebrates its third anniversary, we take a look back at the first edition of the weekly series, published in 2015. The Tico…

5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist

Amanda Zúñiga - May 28, 2017

Costa Rica is not a "circus country," persay, but circus arts have caught the attention of more and more Costa Rican artists in recent years. One example:…

5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 30, 2017

Dancing through flames and walking barefoot through the sand at Playa Sámara: That's the life of Allan Barboza. Barboza, 27, has been working as a fire performer…

5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 16, 2017

Fiorella Pattoni, 34, is an architect by training, but she is using that knowledge today in a way she never anticipated. Approximately 17  years ago, before she…

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession

Amanda Zúñiga - April 15, 2017

Despite the approximately 35°C heat in Nicoya this Good Friday, residents dressed up and went out to the streets to recreate the Via Crucis. The Good Friday crucifixion procession…

5 questions for a Costa Rican musician
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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5 questions for a Costa Rican musician

Amanda Zúñiga - April 2, 2017

Recommended: 5 questions for a Costa Rican musician - blind artist Gerardo Mora Luis Carmona may be only 22, but he has organized his life around the…

VIDEO: This weekend’s Transitarte Festival
Art Walks
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Art Walks
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VIDEO: This weekend’s Transitarte Festival

Amanda Zúñiga - March 21, 2017

The annual summer festival Transitarte took place over the weekend, March 17-19. Art and music flooded three of eastern San José's main parks: Parque Nacional, Parque Morazán and…

5 questions for a Costa Rican painter: How a prison sentence sparked a passion for art
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican painter: How a prison sentence sparked a passion for art

Amanda Zúñiga - March 19, 2017

"I was born in Puntarenas, The Pearl of the Pacific," says Navil Leytón, 44, with pride. The first painter in his family and a musician since the age…

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VIDEO: Inside the International Design Festival 2017

FID - March 15, 2017

See also: Meet Dan Roosegaarde – 'You're always a voluntary prisoner of your imagination' The International Design Festival, or FID, is known for bringing provocative speakers and inspiring…

5 questions for a Costa Rican belly dancer
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican belly dancer

Amanda Zúñiga - March 5, 2017

See also: 5 questions for a U.S. poet in Costa Rica A group of movements that awaken feminity; a way to discover yourself and your inner being.…