Sembrando Herencia 2002,
Concordia U's Louise T. Peter Center - December 7, 7:30pm
Join us for a joyful evening of traditional dance, music and song as we pass on a heritage to a
new generation! Sembrando Herencia 2002 is our annual performance that features our Puerto Rican
Folkloric Dance performing company and showcases our youth and adult performing arts students.
This evening will be historic as more than 40 of our own students, dancers, and musicians take
the stage in this lively celebration of Puerto Rican culture. Special
guests will include the "Coro de la Escuela Libre de Musica"
under the direction of Lesbia Ramirez, direct from
Humacao, Puerto Rico. Come enjoy the premier of our new hot number "Oye Como Va", debuting
PRFDance on piano! Celebrate a joyful wedding from the mountains of Puerto Rico,
and the debut of our children and teens dancing "Bomba" to live drums!
Afterwards, a post-performance reception will give the community a chance
to learn more about this unique slice of Hispanic culture.
Sembrando Herencia will take place on December 7, 7:30pm at
Concordia University's Schroeder Performance Hall at the
Louise T. Peter
Center building, 3400 IH35 (near 38-1/2 St). There are no formal
tickets for sale, admission is at the door, general seating.
$7, children 2 and under (lap child) free, Free campus parking.
Largest lot on IH35 access road, quick walk to theatre in rear
of campus. Closest lot on Luther Lane behind university
(38-1/2 to Red River. Left on Red River. Left on Luther Lane.
Down the block on right side).
This lively performance and recital of traditional dance and music
from Spanish, native Taino, and West African roots will be funded in part by the
City of Austin under the Auspices of the Austin Arts Commission and others.
ONE PAGE FLYER .
Recuerdos de mi Tierra - Buena Vista Theater, UT San Antonio, Nov 10, 12 Noon
La Sociedad Herencia PuertorriqueÑa (The Puerto Rican Heritage Society)
in our sister city San Antonio hosts Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance
in a performance entitled "Recuerdos de mi Tierra" (Memories of
my Homeland). This event commemorating the discovery of Puerto Rico
features Bailes de Salon and Bomba and Plena to live music.
Sunday November 10, 2002, 12Noon to 2:30 PM at the
UTSA Downtown Buena Vista Theater, 501 West Durango Blvd.
Merienda(refreshments) immediately following performance.
Free and open to the public. For more information, call (210)
Los Pleneros de la 21 at Celebrando 2002
Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Huston-Tillotson College, Sept 29, 7pm
Huston-Tillotson College presents ¡Baile! - a night of Latin
Dance in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The oldest institution of higher learning in Austin, Huston-Tillotson
College (www.htc.edu) is one of our nation's historically Black liberal
arts colleges. An important aspect of Huston-Tillotson's mission is to
preserve and promote interest in the accomplishments and experiences of the
College's historic constituents and evolving population, and to create
and sustain supportive relationships which advance the Huston-Tillotson
In accordance with that mission, Huston-Tillotson is proud to host the
highly acclaimed Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, and their outstanding
endeavors to promote cultural awareness and pride,
presenting a program of Bomba and Plena, Caribbean music and
dances with West African roots and Spanish and Native Indian influences!
Also performing is STREET SALSA, an ensemble of Austin's finest salsa dancers present
salsa and merengue sure to get you up and dancing!
This event will take place on
Sunday, September 29, 7 p.m. at the King-Seabrook Chapel
on the Huston-Tillotson College campus, 900 Chicon in East Austin.
Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for students with IDs (other than
Huston-Tillotson); FREE to Huston-Tillotson students with ID and
children under 12 accompanied by an adult! Community youth groups
should contact Dr. Oldmixon (below) about admission.
For more information contact, Dr. Katherine Durham Oldmixon
at Huston-Tillotson College, (512) 505-3124.
NALAC Conference Performance - Sept 4, 6:30PM, Marriot at the Capitol
The National Association of Latino Arts and
Culture is having their national conference in Austin, Sept 4-8. We will
be doing a very special, 30 minute, nonstop, all live performance of
Bomba and Plena to welcome "the Nation" to Austin. See
www.nalac.org for more information on this conference.
The Settlement Home (Private Workshop) - July 11
This is our 5th year supporting The Settlement Home's Summer Therapy Program.
The Settlement Home is a non-profit residential treatment and therapeutic
foster care program for girls emotionally suffering from abuse, neglect and
abandonment. Our workshop is part of their summer program that provides
new and enriching experiences as part of their treatment and healing process.
Other summer activities at the center typically include Creative Writing,
Poetry Fest, Puppetry, Reading and World Cultures. The girls are very
sweet and deserving of what little we can give them, and the teachers are
my heros! For more information on the Settlement Home,
call Brenda Henry, the center's Support Services Supervisor (512-836-2150).
PRFDance joins Los Pleneros de la 21
Celebrando 2002 - The State Theater, June 22 (8pm), June 23 (2pm).
The PUERTO RICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE performing company brings the rich
culture of Puerto Rico to Austin with a unique performance titled
CELEBRANDO 2002, featuring special guests, world-renowned Plena
masters and recording artists Juan Gutierrez and Los Pleneros de la 21
direct from New York.
This lively celebration of traditional dance, music and song,
will feature the fun-filled "estampa" Pescadores del Campo,
new Bailes de Salon, Live Music, and more! Austin will
enjoy world-class Plena and Bomba when PRFDance takes the
stage with National Endowment Heritage Fellow Juan Gutierrez
and Los Pleneros de la 21.
This historic event will take place
June 22 (8pm) and June 23 (2pm), 2002 at the State Theater,
719 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin.
Admission $15. Discount at theatre box office for
children 12 & under -- $10, lap children free (2 & under).
Reserved Seating. Buy your tickets in advance -- this show may sell out!
Tickets available starting May 20 at the theatre box office
or through Star Tickets (online at www.startickets.com or call
This joyful presentation of Puerto Rican folklore
from Spanish, native Taino, and West African roots
is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts,
the Texas Arts Commission on the Arts, the City of Austin
under the Auspices of the Austin Arts Commission, the Institute
of Puerto Rican Culture, Target, Southwest Airlines, Central Market, Towneplace
Suites, Garcia Communications, and others.
Here is our our official POSTER
that repeats all the information found here.
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be obtained for *free* from
this link to
Upcoming Media Interviews:
- E K L E K T I K O S with John Aielli, KUT Radio 90.5 FM, Wednesday,
June 19, 11:00-11:40am. Live interview and musical performance with Los
Pleneros de la 21 and PRFDance.
- KEYE-TV Morning Show, Thursday, June 20, 6:30am. Interview and
performance of Plena by PRFDance musicians and dancers.
- "Center Stage," News8 Austin, Friday, June 21.
Hourly news segment featuring an interview and musical performance with PRFDance musicians and dancers.
Workshops for Tapestry Summer Camp - Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 2002
PRFDance is providing workshops on Plena and Bomba at Tapestry's Summer
Camp Programs 2002. The TDCA Summer Intensive, for intermediate and advanced
dancers runs June 3-June 14 for ages 12 through 18, and provides intense study
with ballet, jazz, tap, modern and musical theater artists, as well as
providing less familiar forms of dance such as Flamenco, African and
Puerto Rican dance. Camp Tapestry, for beginning and intermediate dancers
runs June 17-June 28 for ages 9 through 12, and is a fun and challenging
camp for any young dancer who wants to explore numerous dance techniques
and styles. For more information see Tapestry's website, www.tapestry.org.
Workshop for Lifestyles (St. Paul, Minn.) - May 24th, 2002
We will bring a workshop on Plena dance and history to "Lifestyles", a
special program at the Highland Park Senior High School (Snelling Ave., St Paul, Minn)
serving 9-11th graders. This program builds self-confidence and focuses on healthy living.
In addition to our contribution of Plena, the students will
learn salsa, merengue, and cumbia.
PRFDance 5th Anniversary Recital & Gala - May 19th, 2002, 3-7pm
PRFDance celebrates its 5th Anniversary with a Recital followed by a
Festive Gala! This proud afternoon of traditional dance, music and song,
features our children, teen, and adult performing arts students
and special guests the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance performing company.
Annual sponsors and contributors will be receiving a special invitation
to this exclusive performance.
This event for family and friends will be held on Sunday, May 19th, 3-7pm
at the Wells Branch Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff Drive. Take IH35 to Exit
247, Pfluggerville Exit. Turn East at stoplight onto Wells Branch Parkway.
Turn right on Wells Port Dr. Take 2nd left onto Klattenhoff. Community center is
down the road on right hand side. (See map at www.wellsbranchmud.com).
Open seating. Entrance donation at the
door -- $5 Adults, $3 Children - 12 & under, 2 & under FREE.
See our one-page
flyer for more details.
ESPRIT! Paramount Theater - Feb. 22 & 23, 8pm -
Tapestry Dance Co. has invited PRFDance to perform at this exciting evening
of community dance and music which brings together Roy Lozano's Ballet
Folklorico, Anu Naimpally, The Irish Dance Company, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, Zein
Al Jundi & The Bint El Balad Bellydance Ensemble and more, with the seven versatile
dancers of Tapestry to weave a pulsating, colorful fabric of community rhythm called
ESPRIT! This show will take place at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin,
713 Congress Ave, call 512-469-SHOW for tickets.
Come enjoy the best international dance groups Austin has to offer. We will do our
best to make Puerto Rico shine!