Sembrando Herencia 2004 - "Puerto Rico Ever After" - Dec. 12, 2004, 3:00pm [See Past Show]!
What fun adventures happen when a Prince from a far-off land who falls
in love with a sweet mountain girl -- and our beautiful island?
Join our company for this lively performance of
traditional dance, music and theatre, as we debut our newest mini-musical
"Puerto Rico Ever After," written by PRFDance Director Ana Maria Maynard.
Our joyful tale
of happily-ever-after features special guest storyteller Elida Guardia Bonet.
Sports-lovers don't miss our high-energy estampa "Plena Baseball" !!!
Our full-length performance will pass on a heritage to a new generation
as we showcase more than 50 of our own dancers, musicians, and performing
arts students. This lively celebration of Spanish, Taino and West African
roots will take place Sunday, December 12, 3:00pm at Journey Theatre, in the
Fine Arts Center at W. Charles Akins High School
10701 South First Street, south of Slaughter Lane, in Austin, Texas.
[**EASY DIRECTIONS**: Take IH35, exit at Slaughter Lane. Turn WEST onto Slaughter. Turn Left at 2nd Light onto South 1st St. School 1-1/2 miles on the left hand side.]
Admission general seating - $10 adults, $5 for children 12 and under,
lap children free (2 & under). Advance Tickets can be purchased on
Saturdays, 10am-Noon, at the Cultural Center (cash only) through December 4th.
For MORE convenience advance tickets can also be purchased by phone
(for a small service fee) from AusTIX at 512-474-TIXS (8497).
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's season of performances is annually funded
in part by the City of Austin under the Auspices of the Austin Arts
Commission, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Institute of Puerto Rican
Culture, the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration, IBM,
Garcia Communications, and others. Print our
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Hispanic Americans: Making a Difference - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Oct. 9, 2004, 10am
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Austin celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a
panel discussion - "Hispanic Americans: Making a Difference in Our
Communities and Our Nation," Tuesday, October 19 at 10 a.m.
Panel members will include Dr. Ana Maria Maynard, Program Director of the IBM Austin Center for
Advanced Studies and Founding Director of the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center;
Joe Munoz, APD Senior Police Officer; and Benny Aleman, Jr. (Retired CSM U.S. Army), EEO
Investigator, Texas Workforce Commission.
PRFDance Familia Picnic - Old Settler's Park Lakeview Pavillion, Sept. 12, 2004, 1:30-6pm
Bring your picnic, drinks and come enjoy "Un Dia en el Campo." Our 2nd Annual
Familia Picnic will take place on September 12, 2004, 1:30-6pm at the
Old Settler's Park - Lakefront Pavillion. This is an old-fashioned
Family Event features
This event is FREE and OPEN to our PRFDance Familia, our program participants,
students, performing company, volunteers, board and staff, Familia Members and
Sponsors - and their family and friends! Here's how to become a member of our
- Covered Pavillion w/Peaceful Lakefront View!
- DJ's Ritmo Latino - Spinning Salsa Vieja, Merengue and more!!
- Bombazo - Come dance to live drums!!
- Play Dominoes and Briscas!!
- New Delux Playground for Children - within eye distance!!
Celebrando 2004 - "The Pirates of Puerto Rico" - The State Theater, June 26-27, 2004
What could be more romantic than an exciting adventure with Pirate Cofresi --
the Robin Hood of Puerto Rico (~1825) -- who stole Island harvested riches
back from the Spanish galleons and shared them with the poor?
PUERTO RICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE brings the rich
culture of Puerto Rico to Austin, Texas with the debut of our 1st original
mini-musical - "The Pirates of Puerto Rico" - featuring special guest
Paracumbe direct from Puerto Rico.
Join our performing company of dancers and musicians for this lively
performance of traditional dance, music and theatre, as we debut an original,
swash-buckling adventure of the Pirates of Puerto Rico, written by
PRFDance Director Ana Maria Maynard, after two years of research.
Come celebrate our Afro-Puerto Rican heritage as PRFDance joins
Paracumbe direct from Puerto Rico in a joyful performance of Bomba
and Plena from Puerto Rico's southern coast.
This all-live music and dance performance will take place June 26 (8pm) and
June 27 (2pm), at the State Theater, 719 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin,
Texas. Reserved seating, admission $15. Discount tickets at the
THEATRE BOX OFFICE: $10 children 12 & under, lap children free (2 & under).
Tickets are now on sale at the Theatre Box Office, through StarTickets
by calling 512-469-SHOW (1-888-597-STAR), online
(Keyword "Puerto Rico") or from any Albertsons across the country.
Print our POSTER
or DETAILED FLYER.
The Saturday, June 26 performance will be audio described for patrons who
are blind or visually impaired. To reserve a headset for the description,
please call VSA arts of Texas at 512-454-9912.
Coming in from out of town? The Red Lion, PRFDance's official 2004
hotel will be offering our guest artists and out-of-town "fans" a
special discount rate. Here is more information on this
Red Lion offer.
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's largest performance of the year is brought to
you by the City of Austin under the Auspices of the Austin Arts Commission,
the Texas Arts Commission on the Arts, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture,
Central Market, IBM, Target, Red Lion Inn, Garcia Communications, Puerto
Rican Federal Affairs Administration, and many private and industry sponsors.
Related Workshops and Guest Appearances
- News8 Austin "Arts Center Stage," June 25, 2004.
PRFDance and Paracumbe appear in this hourly televised news segment
in an interview and performance of Bomba and Plena from Puerto Rico's
- FOX-TV "Capital Culture," June 25, 5:40-6pm, June 28, 5:30-6am.
PRFDance appears in a television interview and performance of some numbers
from our Pirates of Puerto Rico musical with
live music on this segment of the news.
- UNIVISION News, June 24, 2004, 5pm and 10pm.
Our special guest Paracumbe appears in a television interview and performance
of Bomba and Plena from Puerto Rico's Southern Coast.
- Bomba Dance Workshop - to live drums with our special guest Paracumbe.
Wednesday, June 23, 5-6pm at our Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural
Center. All ages welcome! This workshop is FREE to our current Cultural
Center Participants and to those presenting their ticket to the
big show. The workshop is $5 for all others.
2nd Annual Spring Gala & Recital - May 23rd, 2004, 2-6pm
The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center celebrates the
end of our most exciting academic year yet -- with a 2nd Annual Spring Gala.
This exclusive semi-formal event invites families and friends of our
Performing Arts students and participants, Performing Company, Board
and Staff for an elegant ballroom celebration! This proud afternoon of music
and dancing features special performances by our Performing Arts students
and Performing Company. Honored guests include our high contributing
Familia and area Sponsors who will be recognized for their generosity!
This private, semi-formal event will be held on Sunday, May 23rd,
2-6pm. Cultural Center participants and large
donors will receive their exclusive, detailed invitation in the coming
months. Mark your calendars!
May Festival at Plaza Saltillo - May 7, 2004, 5:30pm
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Teens represent Puerto Rican culture
at this year's Plaza Saltillo May Festival. The event is produced by
Pro Arts Collective for the local community and features both children
and adult music and dance performances.
International Festival at Park Crest - May 6, 2004, 7pm
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance joins Tapestry Dance Co as it
brings a mini "Esprit" to Park Crest Middle School.
The local community will enjoy an exciting evening of
dance and music by performing groups featured on the Paramount
Stage last Fall. Park Crest Middle School is located at
1500 N Railroad Ave in Pflugerville.
Pecan St. Arts Festival International Stage - May 2, 2004, 5pm
This year's popular arts festival adds an International stage to its
lineup, and Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance opens the Latin segment!
The annual Old Pecan Street Arts Festival in downtown Austin
hosts 300 carefully juried artisans from all over the United States
who come to display and sell their beautiful handmade art and craftwork.
An estimated 250,000 people annually attend the popular spring festival.
Visitors of all ages enjoy a vast array of food and beverages as
they listen to live music on six stages by local Austin entertainers. A special "Kid's Korner" features a carnival, petting zoo, & entertainment for
children. The festival is free and takes place downtown in the
middle of East 6th Street from Congress Avenue to IH 35. The International
Stage is on 7th and Red River. The entire festival runs May 1st
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and May 2nd, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.