Johann Seren Castillo

Our artistic and choreographic director grew up in the culture and atmosphere of Intibuca.

Profesor Johann Seren Castillo

Professor Johann Seren, our artistic director and choreographer, was born in Concepción, Intibucá, and from his first year, with his mother from Concepción and his father from Jesus of Otoro, he grew up in the inibucan culture of La Esperanza. The graduate of the Normal School of the West where he excelled as a dancer of the dance painting. In 2018 he received a degree in psychology.

Since 2001 he has been part of the folk group Lentercala training as an instructor of projection groups within the ranks of Lentercala group of which in late 2007. Later he became an instructor in groups such as La Escuela app Pedro Nufio, El Instituto Departmentamental de Occidente, Escuela Normal de Occidente, El Instituto Héctor Cisneros, ye la Centro Básico Honduras, Icelaca, among others. This experience was the reason why Professor Francisco Tosta Velasquez gives him the baton as an instructor, in 2009 he created a project together with a group of friends and parents in conjunction with the Municipality of La Esperanza, which today is known as Oro Lenca.

Today, Johann Seren is not only a nationally recognized instructor but also internationally through collaboration with the Maryland folkloric group Grupo Folklórico Raíces Hondureñas. Johann took the primier cultural group beyond the borders of Honduras, when Oro Lenca traveled to Washington D.C. in September 2012. The group made a repeat tour to the United States in September 2013. The tours were realized in collaboration with the American Embassey and the President of the Republic of Honduras, SAG, and unconditional support by Raíces Hondureñas in Washington, D.C.

Volunteer of the Year at the Old Presidential Palace
Profesor Johann Seren Castillo receiving national cultural volunteer award.

In December 2013, Johann Seren wass awarded the 2013 National Cultural Volunteer award by the Ministry of Culture, Art and Sports along with the Spanish Embassey in recognition of his work to restore and share the folkloric traditions of Honduras.

Camasca y Guajiniquil Costumes
Costume of Villa de Camasca y Guajiniquil

Johann Seren currently works on researching and collecting dances and costumes from our department to incorporate them into the national folklore office. In 2013 she was incorporated by the Creole Suit of the Village of Guajiniquil, Concepción, Intibucá. He recently incorporated the Creole Suit of the Village of Villa de Camasca, Concepción, Intibucá, as well as for a new international projection tour for our beloved Oro Lenca. In the years to come, we also plan to continue to share our love and pride for Honduran folklore internationally with tours in Europe and the United States.

We attach to the present the documented general information of Oro Lenca to honor those who merit honor, in this case, Professor Johann Seren, ambassador of our folklore.