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Life, work of writer César Vallejo to be celebrated at BYU April 8

The Brigham Young University Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos will mark the 70th anniversary of the death of well-known Peruvian writer César Vallejo in a bilingual dance and theatre celebration Tuesday, April 8.

The production, “Yo… solo César Vallejo (I… only César Vallejo)" will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

The dance and theatre production represents poems and segments of Vallejo's life, starting with his childhood in Peru through his final years in Paris. BYU student Lidia Abanto Huapaya is the director and choreographer of the production, which features BYU student volunteers as well as community members.

The Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos (César Vallejo Institute) has chapters in Peru, England, Paris and Venezuela. BYU is home to the first and only chapter of the organization in the United States.

For more information, contact faculty coordinator Mara L. García at (801) 422-3106.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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