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Transcript of Argentina
Soccer is called futbol in Argentina.
Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras
Ludmila Manicler-Ludmila Manicler is an Argentine futbol (soccer) player that plays for Boca Juniors and the Argentina Women's National Football (soccer) team.b
Nacho Figueras was born on March 4, 1977, in the Buenos Aires province. Nacho is considered to be one of the best polo players in the world. Nacho obviously plays polo for Argentina. Nacho, is also the face of World of Polo fragrances.
The Basic Rules of Soccer
Diego Maradona-Diego Armando Maradona Franco is an Argentine futbol (soccer) manager, coach, and retired soccer player.
Manu Ginobili-Emanuel David "Manu" Ginobili is an Argentine professional basketball player, who currently plays in the American NBA, in the San Antonio Spurs.
Three Other Famous Argentine Sports Players Around The World
Soccer is a very popular sport in Argentina, or any South American country. Soccer is played by low class, middle class, and the upper class.
Offsides-If you are standing in front of the goalie and in back of a defensive player on the opposing team, and someone passes you the ball, your team will lose possesion of the ball.
Red card, and yellow card-You get a yellow card if you are caught pushing, shoving, or name calling another player, the first time. If you are caught doing those things the second time, you get a red card, and are ejected from the game.
Soccer games are divided into 45 minute halves.
Handball-You can't hold the ball with your hands.
The game has six periods of seven and a half minutes in each period. Sometimes each period is called, chukkers, chukkars, or chukkas.
The tango was originated in Argentina.The history of tango began in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 1800. The dance started in the lower-class of Buenos Aires taking place in the city, bars, cafes and courtyards. Then tango took the next step into Dancing Houses and later inside middle and high class Argentinian homes.
For years it has been more popular outside of Argentina than among Argentines, others prefer dancing and listening to salsa and other types of music from the United States, or Central America.
However, the tango is enjoyed among some young adults. The guitar, the violin, and the bandoneon (similar to an accordion) makes the music of tango.
Music and Theatre
European culture has influenced Argentine art and music, particularly classical music and operas. Buenos Aires is home to the finest opera house ,the Colon. The Colon is home to many of the world’s best operas, with many of the world’s best performers. It one of the top five opera houses in the world, measured for its audio and beauty. It is the second largest performing arts theatre in the southern hemisphere.
Some of the pieces that are being performed there are Caligula, The Barber of Seville, Requiem, Idomeneo, Tristan und Isolde, Falstaff, Elektra, Madama Butterfly.
Capital: Buenos Aires
GDP (PPP) per capita: $18,200
Area (sq. km.): 2,780,400 sq. km.
Currency: Argentine Peso
It is the second largest country in South America, after, Brazil.
By: Emily Sampaio, Lori Samuelian,
and Ana Garcia
They have good reputation of being well dressed. Argentina clothing is very similar to
the clothing worn in Europe and the United States. You can find people all over the country wearing jeans and a t-shirt. A big style right now is wearing a replica of the Argentina World Cup Soccer team jerseys.
The lower and middle class may use some of these clothing include lose trousers tucked into low boots, a poncho (blanket with a hole in the middle for the head), and a wide-brimmed hat. In northern western Argentina, where Andean culture is strong, clothing sometimes resembles that of Bolovian and Peruvian Indians. For example, some people wear to derby hats and panchos.
Weaving in Argentina started as a need to keep warm. Later on, they were made to satisfy. Typical weaving crafts in Argentina are made by hand. They produce exclusive weaving like panchos, puyos, pashminas and blankets.
Example of some fabric weaved
samples of tango dance moves
TANGO DANCE VIDEO
This is a picture of a bandoneon (similar to an accordion)
Some famous artists that are most admire in Argetina are Francisco Cafferatta along with his famous piece of art "The Slave". Lucio Correa Morales is also well known for his piece 'Flucho". Many people have admire the art for more than a hundred years. These works of art is something that everone visits when in Buenos Aires. This is also part of the culture that the people in Argentia live with.
From 1850 to 1910, Eduardo Sivori, Eduardo Schiaffino and Martin Malharro started great international intrest in Argetine paintings. They aslo founded the Association for the develoment of Fine arts, which continues its important work even today.
Later on in the early 20th century, in the Ultraísmo movement, literature was also greatly influenced by The French Symbolist and the Parnissian poets.
In the late 19th century, in literature, the Modernisimo movement was greatly influenced by the French Symbolist and the Parsnissian poets.
A picture of Pato in action
This is an only Argentine game, created sometime in the 17th century.
It's played on an open field between two teams with four horsemen on each team.
There are many sculptures in Argentina. Adrian Villar Rojas is a master at creating massive sculptures of clay, wood and cement. One of the most noticed pieces of art is "My family dead" a representation of a life sized blue whale in the forest Ushuaia, Argentina.
Adrian's massive sculptures always appear as if by magic. it invites poeople to wonder how such an enormous sea creature could have appered in a forest. An average project by Adrian involves the work of 10 to 15 people including engineers, carpenters and sculptors who shape the clay. This work of art is well appreciated and known throughout Argentina.
"My family dead" sculpture
The Rugby field is a maximum 69 meters wide and 144 meters long.
The team consists of 15 players, 8 foward and 7 backs.
The fowards attempt is to win the possession of the ball. The backs then advance the ball toward the goal by running, passing, or kicking .
A team can score a try, a conversion, and a goal.
One of Alfredo Guttero paintings
Messi, is a famous Argentinian soccer player born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24, 1987. He plays for Barcelona, weighing in 147 pounds. In the 2013/2014 season, Messi, has played 11 games, has attempted 54 shots, made 8 of those shots, and has had 4 assists.
Messi in action
Polo in Argentina shows us the countries divided social base.
The riders carry a long leather ball (supposed to be a duck trapped in a basket), and they try to throw the leather ball, through the opposing teams goal.
The rules of Pato, and Pato in action
Polo in Argentina
encyclopedia (Letters A, S, and Q-R)
The Basic Rules of Rugby
Rugby is a very popular sport in Argentina but is only played by high class.
In Argentina, people play polo in the Pampas.
El Rincon del Polo club is a leading polo school in Argentina, and it offers a professional oppurtunity to learn professial polo in the Pampas.
The rules of Rugby
Inside the Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires
In Argentina, instead of it being 6 chukkas, it's 8 chukkas.
Agustin Creevy is an Argentine Rugby Union Player. He was born on March 15, 1985 in La Plata, Argentina. His position is a hooker, but sometimes he plays as a flanker.
Famous Books By Famous Argentine Authors:
Rayuela (Hopscotch) By: Julio Cortazar
Los Siete Locos (The Seven Madmen) By: Robert Arlt
Dormir Al Sol (Sleeping In the Sun) By: Adolfo Bioy Casares
Los Siete Locos is a Spanish book written by Roberto Arlt, published in 1929. Later on in 1979, Los Siete Locos, was turned into a movie. The author of the hit, Roberto Arlt was born on April 2, 1900, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and died a very young man on July 26, 1942, at age 42 because of a severe heart attack.
In conclusion, we think Argentina is full of arts and sports in their daily lives, and we are happy that we learned a lot about Argentina's sports and arts.
Los Siete Locos
This group of musicians performing traditional Argentinian music, in the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A game of four players on horseback.
The players use mallets with long, flexible handles.
The objective of the game is to drive a wooden ball down a grass field and between two goal posts.