[Note: In the event of rain, this activity will happen indoors.]
FREE EVENT. Bring your lawn chair and picnic lunch!! Come learn and participate in the traditional dance, music and song of the indigenous Taino from Boriken (Puerto Rico).
This educational outreach on Taino heritage is hosted by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery St (entrance in the back). It is presented in collaboration with the Concilio Taino Guatu Ma-cu A Boriken - Pueblo en Tejas, and heralds the annual visit of the Concilio's Cacike Cacibaopil Veguilla from Boriken on October 7-8, 2017. This day of sharing is sponsored in part with funding and support by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Watch this space for additional Fall for workshops in authentic Taino traditions, including the ceremonial ballgame of Batu.
Join us as we celebrate 20 years -- with a picnic and free performance event under the trees! Come dance salsa, bomba, and plena in the grass! Performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and other surprises. Bring the children to help us blow out the candles! "The Cuban Corner" food truck from Belton will have food for sale!
Our 20th anniversary celebration will take place under the grandmother Pecan Trees at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Sunday, September 10 from 2-5pm! (If it rains, it will be moved indoors.)
This season's cultural outreach is sponsored in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Some traditions never die! Such is our love for playing Dominoes!! Enjoy an afternoon playing this generations-old traditional game. Or just come and socialize!
PRFD's season of cultural outreach is sponsored in part with funding and support through the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. More information later this season.
Find your dancing shoes!! This semi-formal event will
celebrate our 20th anniversary with Salsa dancing for all,
folklore from Puerto Rico, handcraft artisans, and comida criolla!
FREE coffee! Please bring a dessert!! Cafe Gratis! Por favor traiga un postre !! Come relive your childhood! Or create new memories! Oh yeah...don't forget to bring the kids!
This event will take place at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street 78702. Entrance is in back of building. This season's educational outreach is sponsored in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Celebrando 2017 - Salsa & Heritage Festival (Austin)
Fiesta de Cuerdas, The Guitar & Her Grandsons
Ballroom - JCC Austin, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, 78731
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm (Show @ 7pm)
Find your dancing shoes!! Come celebrate Puerto Rico's love for the Spanish guitar and her grandsons -- Cuatro and Tiple -- with special guests:
This elegant, semi-formal event also features folklore performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, salsa dancing with Orquesta Trabuko, handcraft artisans, and comida criolla for sale by Chago's Caribbean Cuisine.
Adult tickets: $15.00 in advance ($20.00 day of the show).
Child tickets(ages 3-12) are $5.00.
Children 2 & under are FREE.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: https://casita.prfdance.org/celebrando2017
TICKETS ALSO ON SALE at Chago's Caribbean Cuisine (**cash only**)
SPONSORSHIP THANKS & OPPORTUNITIES
The Celebrando 2017 heritage & festival project is made possible through funding and support by the Junior League of Austin, Texas Commission on the Arts, Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Promotions by Mingo TV. Join our sponsors through...
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Only a few spots left!
Artisans of handcraft, painted or sculpted arts & crafts
ARTISAN APPLICATION: http://prfdance.org/flyers/Celebrando2017.VendorAgreementRose.pdf
Announcing special workshops on Puerto Rican music & Flamenco dance, part of our Celebrando 2017 Heritage Project on the Spanish Guitar and her Grandsons!
Enjoy special guest maestros:
Workshop detail, dates & cost below.
!!! PUERTO RICAN MUSIC WORKSHOP !!! The Spanish Guitar and her Grandsons with Orlando Laureano Bring your guitars, cuatros, guiros and voices! This community workshop will include both demo and hands-on learning! The Spanish guitar was introduced to our Island in the late 15th century and embraced by country folk in our remote central mountains. Along with the guitar, our Island descendants (tiple, cuatro and bordonua) were the backbone of the rural mountain Jibaro music. They also were part of salon orchestras that played European classical dance music for the city elite. Workshop will include: - master music demo by Orlando Laureano on cuatro and tiple, - history of the the Spanish guitar and her grandsons, - learn to play/sing rural mountain Jibaro music! !!! FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP !!! Flamenco Music, Dance and Communication with Illeana Gomez & Alejandro Pais Iriart Flamenco is an art form from Andalucia, Spain that has been forged as a result of the cultural influences that the region has had for 1000Â’s of years. This art is most clearly expressed through its cante (song), baile (dance) and toque (guitar playing). This community workshop will focus on flamenco as social and cultural practice. In this basic class we will learn some essential dance properties such as body posture, and basic steps; as well as identify essential musical elements, thus creating a basic vocabulary necessary for participation. By understanding its unique vocabulary and respecting common social elements of communication, students will be able to experience the art form as a fluid conversation between participants. - Body posture - Aesthetic - Body language and cuing - Musical structure and cuing - Vocabulary - Palmas (hand clapping) - Rhythm !!! WORKSHOP DETAILS & COST !!! These workshops will take place on April 9, 2017 (12pm-2pm) at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINKS COMING SOON. - SAVE 30% when you preregister - discounted price $35. - Workshop normal price - $50 on day of event. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tekina-eiru Maynard, PRFDance Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. These workshops are part of the Celebrando 2017 Heritage project which also includes: A FREE PICNIC: 2nd annual Picnic, Ritmo y Baile with special guests! Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3pm-6pm https://www.facebook.com/events/627220060812492/ THE SALSA FESTIVAL: Celebrando 201y - Salsa & Heritage Festival Saturday, June 10, 2017, Doors at 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/690881431090131/ The Celebrando 2017 heritage project is made possible in part through funding and support by the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department! *** PLEASE SHARE ***
!! FREE EVENT !! Picnic, Ritmo y Baile with Special Guests... Bring your lawn chairs, picnic lunch, and water for the 2nd annual Picnic under the PECAN TREES at the PUERTO RICAN CULTURAL CENTER. April 9, 2017 Time: 3pm-6pm (Free picnic) Enjoy Special Guests: * Orlando Laureano, master musician of Puerto Rico's native instruments (cuatro, tiple and more), direct from Boriken * Flamenco Guitarist Alejandro Pais Iriart & Dancer Illeana Gomez, directors of La Juerga Flamenco What's a Boricua picnic without music and dance? Bring your instruments & leave your shoes home! FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!! *** PLEASE SHARE *** This informal, community picnic is part of the Celebrando 2017 heritage project, made possible in part through funding and support by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Come enjoy dancing for all, a Parranda (holiday) sing-along, company performances and more at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Entrance is in the back of the building, steps away from free parking. Here are directions.
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's community cultural outreach is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Do you dream of dancing an amazing Bomba solo in front of the drum? In this special, 4-week workshop we will teach the fundamentals of Bomba dance and create a personalized solo just for you!
Dates: January 9, 16, 23, & 30, 6-7pm
Location: Puerto Rican Cultural Center
701 Tillery Street, Austin TX 78702
Save 25% today! Advance registration is only $45 (regular price $60). Register online today through paypal: email@example.com
HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED!
Workshop will be presented by Tekina-eiru Maynard, PRFDance Director & Choreographer.