BUY TICKETS for Boricua Beisbol. Emilio had his life all planned--until his game-winning home run propelled his small-town baseball team, Los Jibaros into the playoffs!
Enjoy the comedy and adventure as Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance presents Boricua Beisbol, the story of Emilio, the choices he faces, and the inspiring and unexpected advisors he meets. This exciting performance combines live music, dance, and theater to guide the audience on a journey through defining moments in the history of baseball and the people of Puerto Rico.
Each year, Sembrando Herencia seeds an awareness of often-forgotten elements from Puerto Rico's rich heritage--bringing history to life for both the audience and the dancers, musicians, and performing arts students who share in the experience. Our 9th annual production, Boricua Beisbol, was written by PRFDance Director Ana Maria Tekina-eiru' Maynard and was produced in collaboration with Rupert Reyes, Director of Teatro Vivo, baseball aficionado Edwin Baez, and sports author Jeff Katz who provided research direction in the early months of story development.
Sembrando Herencia 2011 - "Boricua Beisbol" will debut on Sunday, December 4, 3pm, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Drive, at the corner of S. 1st Street. General Admission: $12 adults(advance)/$14(door), $7 children (12 & under), 2 & under free. Purchase Tickets at Box Office or call 512.474.LONG (5664) or BUY ONLINE.
Sembrando Herencia 2011 - Boricua Beisbol is sponsored in part by The City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, The Texas Commission on the Arts, IBM Corporation, Ruta Maya Coffee, Target, ahora si!, Fiesta Mart, and by a donation from The Annual Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival in Houston. This performance is also brought to you in part by the Redd Carpet Fund, providing artists and arts organizations access to the world class facilities at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Please consider joining the list of many private sponsors who also support our work.
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Dr. Maynard is a proud employee of the IBM Corporation. She holds a doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. and is a Researcher at the IBM Research Human Ability & Accessibility Center where she has filed numerous patent disclosures for innovations in Globalization and Multilingual Support of Human Language Applications via Machine Translation.
This talk is being sponsored by NY Life's Latino Connection (TLC) who is committed to providing a forum that empowers all to maximize on opportunities that enhance professional development, recruitment, information sharing, and building fellowship among New York Life employees. TLC activities promote networking sessions to help increase business relationships and partnerships among employees of various areas of the Company, seminars and workshops that provide useful information, and mentoring efforts that offer positive guidance.
Why do Puerto Ricans and Cubans feel so connected? It's not only because our people were born of the same Spaniards, the same Africans, it is because IN THE BEGINNING WE WERE ONE PUEBLO -- Taino!
On Saturday, October 22, 2011, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance is EXTREMELY HONORED to present the best in Puerto Rican folklore and traditions at the 5th Annual Puerto Rican and Cuban Festival, Tranquility Park, Houston TX, Noon-10pm. Join PRFDance's performing company of Dancers and Musicians -- as well as our Junior Company -- as we present live Bomba, Plena, musica Jibara, and the Taino warrior rhythms of the Pueblo of Guatu Ma-cu (Concilio Taino). And of course, don't miss Salsa Legend Papo Lucca and La Sonora PonceNa! Yes, we are crazy-excited!
The PRC (Puerto Rican & Cuban) Festival is a family one-day event that attracts more than 20,000 fans in downtown Houston during the fall. With top salsa, merengue, plena and bachata acts, PRC Festival entertains Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Houstonians who love Spanish Caribbean music, regardless of their countries of origin. The Festival will take place at Tranquility Park & Hermann Square (City Hall Stage), 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002. For more information, please visit - http://www.prcfestival.com
This year's activities will include authentic Areytos (ceremonial dances), Naming and Coming of Age ceremonies, and 1000 year ceremonial old ballgames of Batu. We will enjoy workshops in Taino traditions, including the making of traditional toys and crafts using natural resources, the Taino language, and the use of medicinal plants. We will hike Taino style -- with mayohuacan (log drum) and maracas! -- and enjoy a Taino cooking competition sponsored by Fiesta Mart. This year's Taino Camping Trip is sponsored in part by this program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the State Affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Texas Commission on the Arts, Fiesta Mart, and private donors.
Are you ready for some hardcore salsa dancing?!
Come join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for their first Salsa Social! Get out of the heat and come dance in a nice cool environment with two dance areas with great wood floors and free parking. This will cater to the salsa music lover, no matter what dance level,style or what studio your affiliated with. Just show up to have a good time and DANCE! Water will be provided. No alcoholic beverages permitted. This event will take place at our cultural center. Cost: $5. Attire: Casual.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PRFDance will be celebrating our 14th Anniversary, birthday style with cake and candles, Sunday, September 11, 2-5pm with special guests, the Csardas Hungarian Dancers!
Don't miss traditional music and dance performances by our performing company and students, including Bomba, Plena, Regeatton and more! We'll be thanking God for 14 wonderful years with an authentic Taino Areyto (ceremonial dance) that will end in a Guaytiao (friendship) dance everyone can participate in. Or just bring your dominoes and come and play on our big, tree covered lawn!
In partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB), PRFDance will be collecting donations to help the Disaster Relief of families displaced by Texas Wildfires. Donations requested include: healthy, non-perishable items such as: Water and enhanced water such as Gatorade; ready to eat meals preferably with pull-up, pop tops or foil packets such as chili, stew, canned pasta w/sauce; single serving snacks such as protein or granola bars; single serving foods that do not require refrigeration such as Lunchables; diapers and baby formula. For more information on how you can help see the CAFB website: http://www.austinfoodbank.org/how-to-help/
Let's pray for rain together as we sing and dance before the drums. This event will be sponsored in part by Fiesta Mart and will take place at our cultural center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin TX 78702. Here are Directions.
Los Hijos will present their organization and mission. Tekina-eiru Maynard, our PRFDance Director and Tekina of El Concilio Taino Guatu Ma-Cu A Boriken will deliver her next installation of "Taino 101 Lecture: History, Myth and Reality." Dr. Maynard's Taino 101 series is a one hour presentation, featuring live Taino music, that takes the audience through the history of the Taino, as documented by the Chronicles of Pane, Las Casas, and others, and supplemented with oral history. Taino traditions being preserved, rescued and restored by the pueblo of El Concilio Guatu Ma Cu A Boriken are presented.
This Taino opening event of the season will end with an Areyto (Ceremonial Dance) that all will be able to participate in. It will take place at our Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin Texas, 78702. Here are Directions.
Join PUERTO RICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE as we celebrate 10 years of joint performances with Puerto Rican Masters. Celebrando 2011 - Special Edition promises an exciting evening of music, dancing, and performances featuring the hot Plena of Viento de Agua Unplugged, Bomba with Tata Cepeda, and Salsa Gorda with DJ Bufiao. This high energy festival will also feature Austin's own Leticia Rodriguez who will perform romantic Boleros from Puerto Rico, and live performances by PRFDance.
For 10 years, PRFDance has brought once-in-a-lifetime joint performances with Folklore Masters who have trained us to become a premier Performing Company -- and the only Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Texas and our four surrounding States -- affiliated with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture for authentic performances and over 12 weekly educational programs (preschool through adult) in traditional music and dance.
So bring your dancing shoes and celebrate with us in this season closing event! This Special Edition festival will take place on June 25, 7:30pm-11pm at the Marchesa Performance Hall, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin TX 78752. Limited table seating available (plan to arrive early). Cash bar available. (Proper ID required. Please drink responsibly.)
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Adult tickets are $12.00 in advance ($15 day of the show). Child tickets (ages 3-12) are $5.00. Children 2 and under are FREE.
DIRECTIONS TO THEATER: The Marchesa is located on the West side of The Lincoln Village Shopping Center across from Highland Mall facing Middle Fiskville Rd. See the Marchesa web site - http://www.themarchesa.com/directions/ - for detailed directions.
This performance is sponsored in part by IBM, Ruta Maya Coffee, Ahora Si, Fiesta Mart, Austin Friends of Folk Art, The City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
FREE TO YOUTH. Each year, PRFDance brings the rich heritage of Puerto Rico to life with "Esperanza de la Herencia," a performance event dedicated to inspiring Youth. This live music and dance recital, showcasing our cultural arts students, is backed by our PRFDance & Jr Performing Companies and displays the rich variety of Puerto Rico's traditions. Children are the hope of the future. We hope our programs create a love for culture that lasts a lifetime, and inspires them to celebrate and transmit our joyful heritage to future generations.
In partnership with the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) this live traditional music and dance performance will be take place at the MACC Auditorium, 600 River Street, Austin 78701. The Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), along with the City of Austin, is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access will be provided upon request. For special accommodations please call the MACC at 512-478-6222, or 711-Relay-Texas, or 1-800-735-2989 TTY.
The ROC (Taiwan) Centennial Festival will take place on May 14, 3-6pm, and will feature multi-cultural performances from many parts of the world including Csardas Hungarian Dancers of Austin, Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklo'rico (Mexico), Natyalaya School of Dance (India), Tzu Chi, The Love of China, Lion Dance, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, and others. Immigrants from Taiwan living in Central Texas are rejoicing with this event, FREE and open to the public, which will take place at the Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Bldg 2, in Round Rock, TX, 78664. Full Event Info
The media is buzzing with surprise (!!), Thanks to the 2010 US Census, blood Taino from Puerto Rico are celebrating the "reversal" of the 1800 Census (to Spain) that eliminated the Indio category and erased on paper the existence of thousands of Taino still living in the mountains of Boriken!
According to the US 2010 Census, Puerto Rico (alone!) counted near 20,000 in the American Indian category, an almost 50% gain over the last 2000 Census. This, of course, was of no surprise to thousands of (mtDNA documented) blood Taino. Thanks to changes in the 2010 Census, the increased world-wide reach of the internet (since 2000), and the tireless work of organizations who had the power to get the word out, Taino finally had a way to be counted again among "the living" (Reference: UCTP Taino News 03.28.2011).
Thanks to all who worked with us, including the Concilio Taino and the Indigenous Cultures Institute (Census Partners). We look forward to those statistics increasing as mainland Taino are counted!
Bring your lawn chairs and picnic lunch (no glass bottles) and join us at Berry Springs Park & Preserve, 1801 C.R. 152, Georgetown, TX 78626, between I.H. 35 and (Country Road) C.R. 152, main entrance off of C.R. 152.
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This Valentine, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance is celebrating love and family bigger than ever with a Salsa Dance featuring Reggeatton group Los Splendi2 and DJ "Bufiao" spinning their amazing collection of classic Salsa "Gorda", Saturday, February 12, 7-10pm.
No partner needed at this (non-alcoholic) old-fashioned Pot-Luck Family Dance. In the spirit of sharing, please bring a main dish, finger food, or dessert to share. Parents, this dance is family-friendly so bring your children and their favorite games to play with each other. Dying to play dominoes? Bring your extra card table and your favorite set!
Find those "dress up" clothes you never get to wear anymore, and come dance Reggeatton and "Salsa Dura" with your kids on Valentines Day at the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin, 78702. Here are Directions.
While you wait, enjoy Los Splendi2's hot video: Me Pone Mal
So bring your instruments and come sing along -- one last time -- to joyful Puerto Rican holiday songs and traditional dance and music performances by PRFDance's Professional & Junior Company and Performing Arts Students. Don't miss the opportunity to dance with us before the drum during the Bombazo Navide~no!
This celebration, free and open to the public, will take place on Sunday, January 23, 2011, 2-5pm, at our Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Here are directions. This family event is sponsored by Fiesta Mart.