About

Doris Loayza is a cultural producer, educator and translator specializing in Andean and Quechua culture. She lives in New York City.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
CityLore, documenting multicultural New York City
Abya Yala Arte y Cultura 
New York University
Quechua FIlm Festival
NYU Quechua public programs
 podcasts
• Associate Producer for Documentary Film “Soy Andina”

 Doris was born in Llamellin, a village of 3,000 in the Central Andes of Peru. She earned a B.S. in psychology from Universidad de San Marcos in Lima and worked as a community psychologist for NGO’s throughout Peru.

In 2002, she returned to her hometown of Llamellin for the Fiesta Patronal — the same year a filmmaker from New York was there filming a documentary and needed a translator. Doris became the translater, and eventually the associate producer of Soy Andina. In 2007 she moved to New York City to continue her education and work across cultures. In 2014 she earned a M.A. from New York University’s  Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Grants:

  • Tinker Field Research Grant, for her research about radio programs in Quechua in the Ayacucho
  • FLACS
  • CityLore Documentary Institute

Articles

She returns each year to Llamellín to offer arts education workshops in Quechua. She envisions creating an Arts Center in the region to help promote and preserve Quechua as a way of life.

 

PRESentations & Workshops

“Andean dance,” performance at the Museo del Barrio’s Three Kings Parade,
with Abya Yala Arte y Cultura group (East Harlem, NY) 2013

“Quechua Night: Andean Poetry Reading,” at Center for Latin American &2012Carribean Studies, New York University, (New York, NY)

“Andean Culture for Children,” experiential workshop teaching dance, games, food and storytelling, at Two Coyotes Wilderness School (Woodbridge, CT), , 2011

“Andean Dance,” performance at the NYC International Immigrants Parade 2011

“Quechua Storytelling,” at NYUCenter for Latin American & Carribean Studies2011

“Expressive Arts for Children” workshop for children in rural Peru 2011

“Songs from the Quechua Traditions,” performance at Latin American Cultural
Festival, American Museum of Natural History, w/Abya Yala Arte y Cultura (NYC) 2011

“Quechua Storytelling,”at the NYU Center for Latin American & Carribean Studies 2010

“Ancashina Warmi Nueva Yorkpi,” podcast recording for NYU’s 2010
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

“Expressive Arts for Autistic Children,” series of talks for teachers and families 2010
at Manos Unidas special education school (Cusco, Peru)

“Inti Raymi,” outdoor festival at St. Marks Church with Abya Yala Arte y Cultura 2009

Doris Loayza runasimi rimaq kan. Pay Llamellin llaqtapi paqariran. Llamellin llaqta Peruq orqokunanpi kashan. Runasimi rimaspa, pay ancha kusisqa kashan. Runasimi rimaspa, Dorisman costumbrekunata, naturalezata ima, yuyachin. 2007pi, Doris Nueva Yorkman hamuran. Kaypi, pay arte proyectokunata warmakunawan ruwashan. Doris artewan, willakunawan ima, yachachishan. Sapa wata, pay Llamellin llaqtaman kutimpunpuni. Haqaypi, pay runasimi rimaq warmakunaman arteta yachachin. Hamuq watakunapi, pay Llamellin llaqtapi mosoq arte wasita ruwayta munanman. Chay arte wasi runasimita hark’apanqa, chaninchanqa ima. 2012pi, pay estudios andinosmanta maestriata ruwanqa.

Doris Loayza es una Quechua hablante, nacida en Llamellin, un pueblo de los Andes Peruanos. Ella está orgullosa de hablar el Quechua porque así se siente conectada con la naturaleza, sus costumbres. In 2007 se mudó a la ciudad de Nueva York donde realiza talleres con niños usando el arte, cuentos y la naturaleza para promover comunidad y respeto a la naturaleza. Todos los años retorna a su pueblo donde realiza talleres de arte con niños quechuahablantes, su meta es crear un Centro de Arte en esa región donde se siga promoviendo y preservando el Quechua como una forma de ver el mundo. En 2012, planea empezar una maestría en Estudios Latinoamericanos con enfoque en estudios andinos.

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