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Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance - Performing Family

2021 Events & Performances

  • Sembrando Herencia 2021 - Valiente Soy, 19th Musical - December 11 & 12, 2021
  • MASK REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    TICKETS DISCOUNT IN ADVANCE
    BUY TICKETS HERE

    The felt pulled to return to the island. Little do they know it's an ancestral call to uncover secrets out in plain view. Failure will destroy mountains!

    Exciting and funny play - written by Tekina-eiru Maynard - features original music, Puerto Rican Folkloric dances, and traditional sticks and machete fighting. Bilingual play based in Puerto Rican history and current events explores the value of preserving cultural heritage in these complex times -- when issues such as destruction of nature and gentrification are pitting modern progress and economic advancement against traditional values, nature, and community wellbeing.

    TICKETS DISCOUNT IN ADVANCE - BUY HERE
    Adult tickets - $15.00 in advance ($20.00 day of show).
    Child tickets (ages 3-12) - $5.00.
    Lap children 2 & under - FREE!

    This musical will take place at the Carver Theatre at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702.

    BECOME A SPONSOR!

    Sembrando Herencia 2021 is made possible in part with sponsorship from the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our season is additionally made possible through Cares Act/ARP support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    The Carver Theatre venue was sponsored by the City of Austin Parks & Recreation, Museums & Cultural Programs. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided by calling (512) 974-3914 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.



  • Valiente Soy - Preserving Cultural Heritage in this Complex Time
  • Valiente Soy - Preserving Cultural Heritage in this Complex Time
    Friday, December 3rd, 1:30-2:30pm Central Time
    FREE LIVESTREAM EVENT
    Join Livestream here: http://facebook.com/PRFDanceCC

    We are living through a turbulent time where contemporary issues affecting our communities and the Earth are numerous, simultaneous, diverse, and complex. Bring your coffee cup and join our special guests for an intriguing conversation, as we explore:

    What is the importance of preserving and restoring a cultural heritage in the face of increasing complex world issues that are pitting modern progress and economic advancement against Nature, traditional values, and community wellbeing?

    Our communities on the Island and on the Mainland, are going through an unprecedented time as we grapple with complex issues -- such as gentrification, food sovereignty, social justice, climate change, and destruction of natural resources -- to name just a few! What role does cultural heritage play in this landscape?

    Our special guests include:

    * Eila Paul - Maori Elder from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Raukawa Tribe, Tukorehe Hapu, Grandmother of the Sacred We.

    * Nelie Lebron - Professor of Music Education, Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico; Principal Voice of Taller Conjunto Paracumbe.

    * Skye Howell - Potawatomi/Ottawa; Board Member, Great Promise for American Indians and Co-Owner Full Humanity Consulting.

    * Tekina-eiru Maynard - Leader & Elder, Yara Taino & Guaytiao; Founding Director, Puerto Rican Cultural Center

    This important conversation is a prelude to our upcoming community theatre musical - Valiente Soy! Our main characters feel a pull to return to our Island of Boriken (Puerto Rico). Little do they know it's an Ancestral call to uncover secrets out in plain view.

    Our hope is that this conversation -- and our play -- will build awareness of current events happening on our Island and inspire new perspective on similar complex issues affecting our own local communities.

    What contribution can cultural heritage bring to the table? What role will you play?

    INVITE YOURSELF TO THE PLAY!

    Sembrando Herencia 2021 - Valiente Soy!
    19th original musical - Dec 11-12, 2021
    https://www.facebook.com/events/4938053396209863

    Sembrando Herencia 2021 is made possible in part with sponsorship from the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our season is additionally made possible through Cares Act/ARP support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    Photo Credit: NOAA Fisheries.



  • Yara Taino & Guaytiao - Dia de Operito Naguti, November 7, 3-6pm CST

    Facebook invite: https://fb.me/e/3awqC1RcX

    Yara Taino & Guaytiao
    Dia de Operito Naguti
    Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    Sunday, November 7, 3-6pm CST

    WHO ARE YOUR ANCESTORS?
    Bring your maraca -- and an offering of music, poem, sweets (dessert), or flowers to honor them.

    Sunday's gathering is dedicated to Operito Naguti -- the Spirit of our Ancestors -- and honors our loved ones from this lifetime in Soraya (paradise), our blood Ancestors of the distant past, and others.

    Similar to Dia de Los Muertos, this tradition is Taino. And always there will be Areyto -- Taino ceremonial dance!

    WHO WILL YOU HONOR?
    This gathering will take place at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery St, #13 in Austin.

    YARA TAINO & GUAYTIAO is the indigenous community of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. We are an active, spiritually minded community who celebrate our heritage and share lifeways on how we live in relationship with Nature. Our members represent world indigenous cultures.

    The Puerto Rican Cultural Center's season of cultural outreach is supported by grants funding, CARES Act, and ARP support through the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



  • Gran Encuentro Ancestral - Garifuna & Loiza Cultural Exchange, October 10, 2021, 2-5pm

    ** MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND **
    ** No Exceptions **

    Bring your beach chair!!!
    This event is outdoor under the trees!

    Puerto Rican Cultural Center presents... Gran Encuentro Ancestral - Garifuna & Loiza Cultural Exchange
    October 10, 2021, 2-5pm CST (LIVE)
    See Ticket info below.

    A lively Afro-Indigenous exchange of ancestral music, dance and tambores featuring:

    We are excited to share this experience as we build kinship! Loiza's culture is influenced by West African and Indigenous Arawak traditions, and those connections are being explored through a musical exchange with the Garifuna who are themselves an Afro-Arawak people!

    This event will take place at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street (Austin) -- on the Great Lawn on the South Side of the Building. Bring your beach chair or picnic blanket.

    TICKET INFO:

  • Due to COVID, tickets will be sold at the event (only).
  • Masks covering mouth and nose are required to attend.

  • TICKET Prices:

    Our Encuentro Ancestral & season of outreach is made possible through grant funding and Cares Act/ARP support by the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



  • Taino & Guaytiao - Harvest Gathering (Fall Equinox), September 26, 2021 4-7pm

    Facebook invite: https://fb.me/e/14SbhRPxO

    Yara Taino & Guaytiao
    Harvest Gathering (Fall Equinox)
    Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    Sunday, September 26, 4-7pm CST
    FREE EVENT - MASKS REQUIRED

    Bring your picnic, beach chair, and maraca! Taino & Guaytiao (Friends) will be celebrating the Fall Harvest -- LIVE and OUTDOORS!

    Bring the kids, it's a family gathering! We'll play Batu (Taino ballgame), dance Areyto (Taino ceremonial dance), and thank Ataabey (Mother Earth) for the Harvest that has blessed our lives this year!

    Yara Taino & Guaytiao is the indigenous community of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. We are an active, spiritually minded community who celebrate our heritage and share lifeways on how we live in relationship with Nature.

    The Puerto Rican Cultural Center's season of cultural outreach is supported by grants and CARES funding through the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



  • So, You Want to Start a Business? with Corey Tabor, Sept 24, 2021, 3-4:30pm
  • So, You Want to Start a Business?
    Presenter - Corey Tabor, MML, CPLC
    Business Counselor, BiG Austin


    Friday, September 24, 2021, 3-4:30pm
    FREE VIRTUAL WEBINAR - FACEBOOK LIVE
    Join livestream on our page:
    https://www.facebook.com/PRFDanceCC

    Have you been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and are realizing that working for someone else may not be sustainable for your long-term future? Are you passionate about a field of work and have a skill set that you would like to transition into your own business? Would you like to find a way to create more passive income?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! You will learn the practical steps you need to start and sustain a successful business including the mission, money, and motivation you need to excel.

    This free virtual webinar, hosted by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, was recorded on July 30, 2020.

    This workshop is sponsored by the City of Austin in partnership with BiG Austin, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    BIOGRAPHY - Corey Tabor, MML, CPLC

    Corey Tabor is an dynamic speaker, life coach, author, and nonprofit leader. He currently serves as the Founder and President of III (Triple I) Coaching, a firm that informs, instructs and inspires through speaking, coaching, publishing. He has created and led various programs for churches and nonprofits. He currently serves as a Business Counselor with BiG Austin and Program Director with Apartment Life. He earned his B.S. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary. He lives in the Manor, Texas with his wife April and their two children, Anaia and Charis. For more information go to www.coreytabor.com.



    Sembrando Herenicia 2021 - ACTORS CALL FOR AUDITIONS, By Appointment

    VALIENTE SOY!
    WHAT: Original script featuring multi-ethnic cast.
    WHO: Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 19th Theater Production
    WHEN: Two performances, December 11 & 12, 2021

    Announcing auditions for roles in an original play featuring a multi-ethnic cast -- adults, all ages, including lively seniors!

    VALIENTE SOY is a bilingual play based in Puerto Rican history and current events. They felt pulled to return to the island. Little do they know it's an ancestral call to uncover secrets out in plain view. Failure will destroy mountains!

    Production will combine live music, dance, community theater -- STICKS & MACHETE FIGHTING -- to bring awareness of Puerto Rico's rich history and uncertain future!

    Auditions by appointment only. CLICK HERE to see details!



  • Celebrando 2021: Encuentro Ancestral - A Garifuna & Loiza Heritage Exchange - June 12-13, 2021

    NOTE: Day 2 (June 13) was postponed due to (guest artist emergency).

    Encuentro Ancestral - A Garifuna & Loiza Heritage Exchange
    Featuring Los Hermanos Ayala & Garifuna Grupo Walagante!
    June 12 (2-4pm) CST (Conversatorio)
    June 13 (3-4pm) CST (Taller)

    LIVE STREAM EVENT
    TICKETS - DONATIONS TO:
    http://paypal.me/PuertoRicanCulturalC

    We are excited to share this experience as we build kinship! Loiza's culture is influenced by West African and Indigenous Arawak traditions, and those connections are being explored through a musical exchange with the Garifuna who are themselves an Afro-Arawak people!

    This 2-day Livestream event will include a cultural heritage exchange, conversatorio, performances, and Garifuna workshop. Featuring:


    Encuentro Ancestral and our season of outreach have been made possible in part through funding and support by the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



  • 4th Earth Day with Taino & Friends - April 25, 2021, 3-4:30pm (CT)

    Earth Day - It's about Relationship
    with Taino & Friends
    April 25, 2021, 3-4:30pm CT
    LIVE STREAM - FREE

    Join broadcast on our Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/PRFDanceCC

    How is your RELATIONSHIP with Ataabey (Mother Earth)? We live in a time when it matters!

    Join Taino & Friends as we share lifeways and hands on activities for the whole family that will help deepen your connection to the Earth! Find your maraca! There will be Live Taino Music!

    Featured presenters:

    Taino & Friends are a community of spiritually-minded individuals representing world indigenous cultures who explore deep topics on the interconnectedness of spirit, nature, and humanity. Our members include Taino, Potawatomi, Mexica, Apache, Wixarika / Huichol, Druid, and others.

    Earth Day is supported in part by Good Water Texas Master Naturalists. Our season cultural outreach is sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



  • Spring Equinox - Taino & Friends Gathering - March 19, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm

    ASK FOR YOUR ZOOM LINK!!
    We will send it directly to your email.

    Gathering of Taino & Friends
    Spring Equinox Celebration
    Friday, March 19, 2021, 7-8:30pm CST
    Free Virtual Gathering - All are welcome!

    Bring your favorite refreshment -- instruments, poetry, or song -- and join Taino & Friends as we celebrate the Spring Equinox!

    As the warmth of the sun returns, and the days grow longer than the nights, Nature will rise from her deep slumber to unleash the power of rebirth and restore balance on the Earth.

    Bring a DRIED TWIG and a burn-friendly receptacle! Like the Sun, we will celebrate the power of transformation as light takes over the darkness. Afterwards, we invite you to bring music, poetry, and spoken word to dedicate to the healing of the Earth and of our community! Share with friends who would enjoy this gathering.

    Taino & Friends are a community of spiritually-minded individuals representing world indigenous cultures who explore deep topics on the interconnectedness of spirit, nature, and humanity. Our members include Taino, Potawatomi, Mexica, Apache, Wixarika / Huichol, Druid, and others.



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