Celebrate the "Faces of Christmas" as we take you on a journey through Puerto Rico's beloved christmas traditions, from the mountains of our Island to the city of New York, including the debut of new dances and estampas "Navidad Yaucano" from the mountains, "Plena en Belen," and "Bomba en el Mar." Cheer loudly for the debut of Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's own "Coro de Angeles" Youth choir, and our new Percussion Students! Sing along to traditional Puerto Rican Christmas songs as our lively performance culiminates in a Parranda!!!
This lively celebration of Christmas takes place on, Saturday, December 6, 7:30pm at the new, high-tech Journey Theatre, in the Fine Arts Center at W. Charles Akins High School , 10701 South First Street, near Slaughter Lane, in Austin, Texas. General seating, admission $7 at the door. Lap children free (2 & under). Print our official Sembrando Herencia 2003 POSTER or our detailed ONE PAGE FLYER !
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's 2003 programs are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, City of Austin under the Auspices of the Austin Arts Commission, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration, IBM, Garcia Communications and others.
By Official City of Austin Proclamation, Sunday, November 23rd is One World Day! This honor is bestowed upon One World in recognition of their 10th Anniversary of taking the arts of the world to Austin's schools and will be celebrated that day with a very special Kids Series show featuring Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance. Prior to our rich performance heralding the culture and dance traditions of the "Island of Enchantment" all children will be invited to create a musical instrument that they'll use to accompany our performance and immediately following the performance will all reconvene in Celebration Hall for a special celebratory lunch provided by Whataburger! Gather your gang together, grab a neighbor or two and get over to One World for this very special event. It all begins at Noon on One World Day, Sunday, Nov. 23rd!
One World Theatre is located at 7701 Bee Caves Rd in Austin. For more info on this series, prices, directions, etc, call One World at (512) 329-6753, or visit their website http://www.oneworldtheatre.org . Tickets on sale through Star Tickets (512-469-SHOW) and at Albertson's supermarket.
An exciting evening of community dance and music returns to the Paramount Stage bringing an exciting tapestry of world dance friends and rhythms together in Esprit 2003! Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico, Anu Naimpally, the Irish Dance Company, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Company, Zein Al Jundi & The Bint El Balad Bellydance Ensemble and more with the seven versatile dancers of Tapestry to weave a pulsating, colorful fabric of community rhythm called ESPRIT! a visual feast from the show's dreamlike start to its thunderous finish!" - The Austin American Statesman.
Performance takes place both nights, 8pm, at the Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue in Downtown Austin. Call 469-SHOW for tickets.
Also featured is Valle Son from Vinales, Cuba, a village in the tobacco growing highlands of Pinar del Rio Province. Havana NRG! from Dallas and Houston's Banda Mambo and Mary's Band will also heat up the festival. The Salsa Festival is delighted to have a special performance by Austin's own Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance. Always a crowd pleaser, this 25-person performing company of musicians and dancers will present traditional music and dance from Puerto Rico, a show you won't want to miss.
Other festival activities -- artistic and cultural vendors, free salsa dance lessons, a children's play area by 3 Ring Service and great international foods -- all are a part of what makes this event an Austin tradition. The 2003 Texas Salsa Music Festival will take place Sunday, October 12th, 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Ticket purchase is at the gate, $12/Adults and $5/children under 10. Waterloo Park is at 12th and Red River in Austin. For more information call, DiverseCity Entertainment, 512-899-8585.
See our FOX Morning Show appearance on Oct 10, 2003, at 6:30am and 7:00am. PRFDance will promote the upcoming Salsa Festival with a live performance on the FOX Morning Show. Interview with Ana Maria Maynard, Director and the PRFDance Performing Company dances and shares the history of Plena and Bomba two types of PR traditional dances we will perform at the Festival.
In accordance with that mission, Huston-Tillotson is proud to host the highly acclaimed Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, and their outstanding endeavors to promote cultural awareness and pride, presenting a program of Bomba and Plena, Caribbean music and dances with West African roots and Spanish and Native Indian influences!
Admission FREE to Huston-Tillotson students and staff. $5 for the general public. This event will take place at the King-Seabrook Chapel on the Huston-Tillotson College campus, 900 Chicon in East Austin. Take I35, to 6-8 Street exit. Turn east on 7th. Follow to Chicon. Turn left on Chicon. For more information contact, Dr. Katherine Durham Oldmixon at Huston-Tillotson College, (512) 505-3124.
Join us for this lively performance of traditional dance, music and song, as Puerto Rican Folkloric dancers and musicians premier new estampas "Recuerdos de Borinquen", "Plena Dominguera", and new Bombas de Puerto Rico. Come celebrate the mountains of Puerto Rico with world-class Jibaro music and dance, as PRFDance performs the joyful "Canto al Cafe" with special guests, 25 year old performing company from Corozal, Guateque de Puerto Rico!!
This historic event will take place July 12 (8pm) and July 13 (2pm), 2003 at the State Theater, 719 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. Admission $15. Discount at the THEATRE BOX OFFICE for children 12 & under -- $10, lap children free (2 & under). Reserved Seating. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE at the Theatre Box Office, at any Albertsons in Texas, or through Star Tickets, 1-512-469-SHOW or 1-888-597-STAR. Star Tickets also offers ONLINE purchase (requires you invent a password and sign in). Print our detailed ONE PAGE FLYER !
Coming in from out of town? The Red Lion, PRFDance's official 2003 hotel will be offering our guest artists and out-of-town "fans" a special discount rate. Here is more information on this Red Lion offer.
This lively performance of traditional dance and music from Spanish, native Taino, and West African roots will be funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Arts Commission on the Arts, the City of Austin under the Auspices of the Austin Arts Commission, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration, IBM, Garcia Communications, Central Market, Junior League of Austin, Target, Red Lion Inn, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sams Club, and many private sponsors.
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