On December 4, 2011, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance debuted our 9th original musical, Boricua Beisbol, the story of Emilio, the choices he faced, and the inspiring advisors who appeared in unexpected places to help him. Played to a near full house at the Long Center Rollins Theatre, our audience, who came from Houston to Dallas, said it was our best musical ever!
Boricua Beisbol, written in Tekina-eiru' Maynard's unmistakeable style filled with joy, adventure, and magic, combined live music, dance, and theater, to take our 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. 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 was 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!, and Fiesta Mart. This performance was brought to the Long Center 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.
Enjoy these photos and the history behind the musical.