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Katherinne Bardales

Katherinne Bardales Katherinne Bardales is a Latina Peruana from Chicago whose work is interdisciplinary. She is a third grade bilingual teacher. She has also led creative writing and poetry video workshops for emerging writers at Young Chicago Authors. She received her MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago and is now working on her MAT in Elementary Education at National-Louis University.

She was a 2003 Ethnic and Folk Arts Winner through the Illinois Arts Council, a winner in the 2003 Her Mark Poetry Contest and a finalist in the 2002 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. She has collaborated with Video Machete, a local media activism organization, on a Latino Oral History Project as well as facilitated media literacy workshops. She has featured at the Guild Complex, Hothouse, Wright College, Insight Art's Women's Performance Jam, and Scott Free's Homolatté. In November, 2004, she co-featured on M.C. Watson's Wordslingers radio show on WLUW-88.7FM. She is the co-director of Peru Profundo, a dance troupe that uses folklore, media and movement to educate Chicago about Peruvian culture.

The following pieces were recorded at Homolatté, at No Exit Café, Chicago, in February 2004. Audition them by clicking on their titles:

observations on the evolving perspectives of home, from Peru to the USA
And the Benefits of War Are...
embracing a peace-positive outlook by considering the irony in war's "benefits," and the relative values of an economy with misplaced rewards

- posted April 2004; updated August 2005