Was it their Boricua Spirit that made them brave? Was it the call of La Madre Tierra (the Earth)? Boricua Spirit is an original story of a small mountain community who -- together with the force of nature -- saves Puerto Rico from destruction. Boricua Spirit was inspired by the true story of Casa Pueblo, a Puerto Rican mountain community, who saved the central mountains -- Adjuntas, Jayuya, Lares and Utuado -- from open pit mining. Casa Pueblo's 15 year struggle (1980-1995) saved their mountains, forests and rivers and spearheaded a remarkable change in the national forest policy.
Each year, Sembrando Herencia combines live music, dance, and theater to raise awareness of often-forgotten elements from Puerto Rico's rich heritage. Our original plays bring history to life for the audience, actors, dancers, musicians, and performing arts students who share in the experience.
Join us on December 8th for the debut of Sembrando Herencia 2013 - Boricua Spirit. Tekina-eiru' Maynard's 11th original story is filled with fun and adventure, and was created in collaboration with Rupert Reyes (Director, Teatro Vivo). Enjoy our special guest Shaili Mehta -- winner of the PRFD 2013 International Youth Talent Show -- who will perform Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam. Sembrando Herencia - Boricua Spirit will take place on Sunday, December 8, 3pm, at the Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702. Adult tickets, $12.00 in advance ($15 at the door). Child tickets (ages 3-12) are $5.00. Children 2 and under are FREE. Tickets on sale online (without service charge) -- here is the link. Buy in advance, seating is limited!
This production is sponsored in part by Target, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and La Pena through a grant by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and many private donors. The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center's 2013/14 season is sponsored in part by the City of Austin with funding and support through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Roberto Clemente was -- The Great One -- one of the greatest Puerto Rican baseball players of all time! On Saturday, October 19, 10am-1pm, come enjoy a showing of Roberto Clemente Memorabilia! Edwin Baez, "die hard" Clemente fan and avid collector of baseball cards, will show his collection and teach you how to start collecting cards in any sport. Come collect trading cards. Follow the career of your favorite sports star!!
Bring the kids! Our sports experts promise there will be surprises -- and door prizes every hour! At PRFD Cultural Center we are more than dance and music!
SO COME ONE COME ALL to the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Our entrance is on back of the building, steps away from the free parking lot.
At 2pm Tekina-eiru Maynard will present a new workshop -- "Is Nature Speaking to Me?" This hands-on workshop, based on her book "When Nature Sings: A Taino Journey," will combine inspirational anecdotes, original photography, and live native flute music (original compositions) to share how nature communicates with humanity. You will never look at a ladybug the same way again! RSVP IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE A FREE GIFT!
Below is the full agenda. The Taino Experience is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Road 11 South, Gonzales, TX 78629-5180. (Small $3 adult fee to enter park.) Contact us for a complete agenda of public activities surrounding the Taino Experience.
The Taino Experience is sponsored in part by The Texas Commission on the Arts; the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers); and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Tekina-eiru's "Is Nature Speaking" workshop was made possible by an award from the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Free & Open to the public. The International Youth Talent Show will take place as part of Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's 16th Birthday Celebration, featuring performances by our PRFDance Family of performers. Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2-5pm at the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702. Our entrance is in the back, just steps away from the free parking lot.
This talk is free and open to the public and hosted by the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin, TX 78202. Entrance is in the back of the building. Steps away from free parking.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance as we welcome masters of the Jibaro tradition to introduce La Promesa de Reyes. Featuring (direct from Puerto Rico) Orlando Laureano (cuatro), Jovino GonzÃ¡z (trovador), Eduardo Maldonado (guitarra), Raul de La Paz (choreographer) and the dancers and musicians of PRFDance in an exciting joint performance honoring the mountain traditions of Puerto Rico.
SEMI-FORMAL - Dress to impress and bring your dancing shoes to enjoy the hottest Salsa in central Texas with Orquesta Trabuko.
Satisfy your hunger for some comida criolla with food for sale by Chago's Caribbean Cuisine.
New this year, we welcome artisans from Texas and beyond who will be presenting their original creations.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Come early, visit the artisans, have some food, dance, relax, and celebrate -- Puerto Rican style!
The Festival will take place at the Travis County Expo Center, Banquet Hall, 7311 Decker
Lane, Austin, TX 78724! Doors open at 7:30-11:30pm. Admission: $15 Advance/$18 Door, $7
children (12 & under), 2 and under free. Save by purchasing tickets in advance:
BUY ONLINE: http://casita.prfdance.org/celebrando2013
BUY IN PERSON: Chago's Caribbean Cuisine, 512-275-6013 (*Cash Only*).
The Celebrando 2013 - Salsa & Jibaro Festival is made possible in part by La Pena, APRISA (Association of Puerto Ricans in San Antonio), Sociedad Cultural Hispanoamericana in Killeen, Chagos Caribbean Cuisine, Austin Friends of Folk Arts, Texas Folklife Resources, Outserv.net, Flametree Corporation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Humanities Texas the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division which believes an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
REGISTRATION FOR HANDCRAFT ARTESANIA - deadline has passed, but there may still be room.
Directions to the Travis County Expo Center, Banquet Hall:
Address: 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724
Share our FLYER! FREE Event. 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 showcases cultural arts students and our PRFDance & Jr Company. Children are the hope of the future. We hope our programs create a love for culture that lasts a lifetime.
We would like to thank the following donors for supporting this production: Conspirare, our own PRFDance Family, private donations, and partnership with the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). Our 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.
"When Nature Sings" is presented as part of "The Water is Us: The Rights of Yanaguana," UT-Austin's Second Annual Symposium of the Native American & Indigenous Student Assembly (NAISA) and the Native American & Indigenous Peoples Association (NAIPA). The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is proud to once again collaborate with the University of Texas Native American Student Organizations annual symposium: Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin TX 78702. This event is free and open to the public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
"When Nature Sings" was made possible in part by La Pena through a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division which believes an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com. (See our sponsor page for logos and hotlinks.)
Donation at the door cheerfully accepted! This competition and social event will make you hungry so please bring a pot luck to share. Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702. Center's entrance is in the back, just steps away from the free parking lot.
Los Reyes Magos will make a special appearance at the Octavitas Celebration to honor someone who has made a significant contribution to our Central Texas community. Bring the children, because Los Reyes always travel bearing gifts!
This year's honorees are from our sister cities of San Antonio and Killen:
Join us for Octavitas, one the last celebrations of the Puerto Rican holiday season. Bring your dancing shoes, this joyful afternoon will feature dancing for all, a Parranda sing-along, and performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance!
This FREE celebration will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2013, 2-5pm, at our Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Our center is located in the very back of the building, steps away from free parking. Here are directions.