YNN-News (News 8) surprised us with TV cameras as our VERY large, standing-room only crowd -- including distant neighbors from Dallas, Killeen, San Antonio, and Oklahoma -- helped Puerto Ricans in Austin close the longest holiday season on the planet. Many brought instruments to play and sing along to joyful Puerto Rican holiday music and dances by the PRFDance Performing Company and Youth Students, in this fun family event sponsored by Fiesta Mart.
On Sunday, February 6th, PRFDance returned the cultural exchange started on Octavitas with a performance at the Xiang Yun Temple in celebration of the Chinese New Year. This fun, free outdoor event included food and art exhibitions and performances by PRFDance, Austin traditional music, Chinese yo-yo, kung fu display, a magic show, Indian dance, and everyone's favorite, the dragon/lion dance. For most all of us at PRFDance this cultural exchange was an exciting, first time experience in a Chinese Temple! In return, we were able to share our culture with the Chinese community and demonstrate PRFDance's committment to preserving our culture and hand down our beautiful heritage to the new generation! Enjoy these special photo memories, as well as additional pictures from Octavitas and Chinese New Year!