Zilker Park's Trail of Lights Festival - Dec 9, 8:15pm
Our favorite way to end our year! Come share this night with us as we
help open the 2001 Trail of Lights Festival in Zilker Park!
This annual festival features dozens of illuminated displays.
The stage is at the end of the Trail. See the
official website for more information.
Here is a MAP.
Join us for a joyful evening of traditional dance, music and song
as we pass on a heritage to a new generation! Sembrando Herencia
2001 is our new annual recital showcasing our children and teen
performing arts students and featuring the Puerto Rican Folkloric
Dance performing company.
This evening will be historic as more than 40 of our own students,
dancers, and musicians take the stage in this lively celebration of
Puerto Rican culture. Come enjoy the debut of our new estampa
"Pasadia de Reyes", a festive scene from 18th century Jibaro life,
and sing along to a new Potpourri of traditional Plenas. Enjoy special
performances of the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance company in
"Plena Baseball", "Bomba" to live drums, and other
bailes tipicos from our Spanish, Taino and West African roots.
Admission - $5, children 2 and under FREE. Tickets on sale at the door.
Concordia University at 3400 IH35 (near 38-1/2 St.), Schroeder Performance Hall
the Louise T. Peter Center building.
Print our one-page flyer
for detailed information and directions.
And here is the
This project is funded in part by the City of Austin under the Auspices
of the Austin Arts Commission.
Puerto Rico Discovery Day Event, VFW Hall - Nov 17, 2001, 7pm
The Puerto Rican Cultural Alliance (PuRiCA) celebrates Puerto Rican discovery day with
a family event that will take place at the VFW community hall in South Austin, Nov 17,
from 5:30 to midnight.
The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance company, and the children and teens of our performing
arts program, will support our Puerto Rican community with a performance of
traditional dances from our Jibaro roots.
Also performing that day are Willie Santiago y Jazz PR and the Tropical Productions
dancers. Johnnny Maldonado, "The Green Giant," will be spinning CDs, and a wonderful
Puerto Rican dinner will be served.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for children 12 to 4 of age,
children 3 and under are free!!!! This event will take place at the
VFW, 12921 Lauden Ln, Manchaca Tx.
For more information and tickets contact: in South Austin -- Rafael Martinez 291-1283,
Francisco Rosario 282-1783, or Jose Vargas 443-6234. In North Austin --
Jorge Lopez 252-3492, Hector Candelario 255-0849, or Rafael Rivera 339-4177. For more
information about PuRiCA, visit www.purica.org.
PRFDance performs with Modesto Cepeda and Cimiento de Puerto Rico
Austin Salsa Music Festival, Waterloo Park - Sept. 30, 1-9pm
Benefiting the American Diabetes Association, the 4th annual Salsa
Festival will feature the heavy hitting salsa group Puerto Rican Power,
direct from the Caribbean. Also scheduled to perform with his own brand
of Latin spice is Tito Puente Jr., along with up and coming salsa
sensation from New York, Luisito Rosario. PRFDance will perform Plena
Baseball and Live Bomba with Barriles at the Festival.
Gates will open at 1:00 PM. Admission at the gate is $10. Children under
12 are free. Advance tickets available at all Star Ticket Outlets.
For more information, Theresa Munoz, Calliope Promotions Inc.,
FOX Morning Show - PRFDance is interviewed and performs Plena Baseball
for this television morning show Friday, Aug 31,
7:15am to promote the Salsa Festival!
Click HERE to enjoy last year's event!
The Settlement Home (Private Workshop) - July 12
This is our 4th year supporting The Settlement Home's Summer Therapy Program.
The Settlement Home is a non-profit residential treatment and therapeutic
foster care program for girls emotionally suffering from abuse, neglect and
abandonment. Our workshop is part of their summer program that provides
new and enriching experiences as part of their treatment and healing process.
Other summer activities at the center typically include Creative Writing,
Poetry Fest, Puppetry, Reading and World Cultures. The girls are very
sweet and deserving of what little we can give them, and the teachers are
doing an outstanding job. If you would like to help
(donations, talents) call Brenda Henry, the center's Support Services
Celebrando 2001 with Modesto Cepeda, The State Theatre, June 24, 2pm. (SOLD
Our year 2000 performances were sellouts. In
December we had to turn
people away! This year we make history again we present Celebrando 2001
for the first time in a formal theatre.
Special guest, world-renowned Bomba master and folklorist Modesto Cepeda
and members of Cimiento will join us, direct from Puerto Rico, for this
Read our Press Release
or print our
(NOTE: As of June 23, this show is SOLD OUT!)
Live Interviews/Media Promotions for Celebrando:
This special performance is funded in part by the National Endowment for
the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Austin under
the Auspices of the Austin Arts Commission, the Institute of Puerto Rican
Culture, and IBM.
- Planeta 1560AM Radio - Wednesday, June 20 at 7am, our very own, smooth
talking, ultra positive and energetic Gloria Gonzalez does a radio interview.
- FOX Morning Show - Friday, June 22 at 7am, tune into the Fox morning show! Modesto Cepeda, members of Cimiento and the Director of PRFDance will be on TV promoting the show with a live interview and a taste of Bomba!
- June Magazine Features - Austin Family, Our Kids Magazine, Austin
Chronicle (June 21 issue).
PuRiCA's Dia De San Juan Picnic, Walnut Creek Park - June 19
We will be joining the Puerto Rican Cultural Alliance (PuRiCA) for their
picnic celebrating one of Puerto Rico's favorite holidays, Dia de San Juan.
Bring your own picnic basket and something to share to this old-fashioned
event. Free and open to the public, this picnic takes place from 2-8pm at
Walnut Creek Park (north Austin near Lamar and Yaeger Lane). Napping under
a shady tree is allowed, but the sounds of live drums is sure to wake you
around 5pm when our company will give an informal Bomba performance.
website for more information about
PRFDance performs Modesto Cepeda and Cimiento de Puerto Rico
UNIVISION's "Desde Austin," with Amparo Ortiz - 1am, March 11, Channel
Interview with the PRFDance Director Ana Maria Maynard. Special
highlights, the PRFDance performing company modelling costumes and dancing
the traditional bailes of Puerto Rico. Oh Don Francisco!!! We're here!!!
Rhythms of Life, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve - Feb. 17, 1pm
Circle The Earth 2000 presents "Rhythms of Life", a celebration of African
American History, at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve on Saturday,
February 17, 1pm - 8pm. Experience the cultural beauty of African Diaspora
in a natural setting as music and dance echo across the trails of Wild Basin.
Bring your walking shoes and explore African American history, discovering
connections which may be present in your own family tree. Experience what
life might have been like for your ancestors.
Narrated Tours at 1:00 & 1:30pm. Featured artists include the West African Drum
and Dance, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and others. Workshops on Capoeira
(Afro-Brazillian Martial Arts) and West African Dance, 5-6pm. Dance to
contemporary Caribbean sounds of 3 Volkanos, 6-7pm. Caribbean Art Exhibit,
1-8pm. From Hwy 360, the Wilderness Preserve is located just north of
Bee Caves Rd. on the East side of 360.
$4 Adult, $2 per child or $10 family. For more information,
Carol Knepp (512)327-7622.