They followed their dreams in search of a better life. Little did they know the mountain that awaited them.
Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for Mi Tierra Boricua, a refreshing blend of fun and adventure that brings oral history to life through theater, traditional music and dance. Written in English, Spanish, and Taino, this drama tells the story of a mountain tobacco community in the 1940s and the adventures they face as they leave the mountains of Puerto Rico in search of a better life. Featuring the poetry of Julia de Burgos, this drama will inspire you to consider your own journey.
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Adult tickets are $15.00 in advance ($20.00 day of the show). Child tickets (ages 3-12) are $5.00. Lap children 2 and under are free. Also available Saturdays at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (10am-1pm). General admission seating.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: https://casita.prfdance.org/sembrando2015
ALSO ON SALE at our Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Saturdays 10am-1pm. DIRECTIONS TO THEATER: The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center is located east of downtown Austin at the corner of Rosewood Ave and Angelina St. From I-35, take 11th St East. Follow the road as it forks to the left and becomes Rosewood Ave. Follow Rosewood Ave two blocks to Angelina St.
Our 13th original production, Mi Tierra Boricua, was written by Tekina-eiru Maynard with the support of community elders in Puerto Rico including Jesus Reyes and others from Tekina-eiru's pueblo Taino who shared oral history and memories of the mountains of Boriken from days gone by. Thank you to Zulmarie Alverio for sharing poetry and insights on the world that Julia de Burgos described. Last but not least, special thanks to actor Luis Olmeda for his mentorship in script writing.
The Sembrando Herencia 2015 community theater program is made possible in part by funding and support from Target, Austin Friends of Folk Arts, Texas Folklife, Texas Puerto Rican Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Please consider joining the many private sponsors who support our work.
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Catch it! Like Roberto Clemente Did! Roberto Clemente was -- The Great One -- one of the greatest Puerto Rican baseball players of all time! On Saturday, November 14, 10am-1pm, come enjoy a showing of Roberto Clemente Memorabilia! Edwin Baez, "die hard" Clemente fan and avid collector of baseball cards, will show his collection and teach you how to start collecting cards in any sport. Come collect trading cards. Follow the career of your favorite sports star!!
Bring the kids! There will be surprises -- and door prizes every hour! SO COME ONE COME ALL to the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Our entrance is on back of the building, steps away from the free parking lot.
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's community cultural outreach is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center proudly hosts the 8th annual Texas Gathering of the Concilio Taino Guatu Ma-cu A Boriken. Each year, this program flies Cacike Cacibaopil Veguilla -- elected Chief of El Concilio Taino -- to Texas for an outside the classroom experience in Taino heritage. This year's special guest includes Ba'lanani, the Concilio's highest ranking female Elder.
Come participate in an authentic Casabe Ceremony -- and of course -- there will be a joyful Areyto.
FREE** & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, this family-friendly event will be held at the Stephen F. Austin State Park (near Houston), Park Road 38, San Felipe, TX 77473-0125. To find us, ask for the Group Shelter/Dining Hall.
**NOTE: THERE IS A FEE TO ENTER THE PARK.
Here are directions & info for the park. This program is made possible in part through funding and support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
!! BOMBA !!
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance is becoming an adult! We're celebrating our milestone 18th birthday with a BOMBAZO! Come dance with us! All of Puerto Rico -- Taino, Jibaro and Afro-Boricua heritage -- will be celebrated!
BORICUA PRIDE CONTEST and a RAFFLE! How many flags are in your closet? Wear them all! The best Boricua outfit will win a prize!
FREE EVENT. Our birthday celebration will take place at the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702. Our entrance is in the back, just steps away from the free parking lot. PRFD's season of cultural outreach is sponsored in part with funding and support through the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center proudly presents our 8th annual Fall workshop on Taino dance, music, language and true history. This introductory workshop for all ages will be presented by Dr. Tekina-eiru Maynard, Taino blood descendant and proud member of El Concilio Taino Guatu Ma-cu A Boriken.
Open to the public. Donation appreciated. This educational outreach is sponsored in part with funding and support through the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
SPECIAL FEATURE: The 1st annual Concurso de Trovadores in Texas. Contact us today to enter! Awards will be offered in both "improvised" and "pre-written" categories. See announcement below for details.
Enjoy performances by our PRFD youth and adult performing arts students, then dance to the hottest Salsa music in Central Texas with Orquesta Trabuko. The location features a ballroom atmosphere and wooden dance floor! Dress to impress and bring your dancing shoes!
Satisfy your hunger for some comida criolla with food for sale by Chago's Caribbean Cuisine.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Tables will be available on a first-come,first-served basis, so arrive early! Have some dinner and visit vendor booths featuring original art, crafts, and other recuerdos that will let you take home a little piece of Puerto Rico to brighten your week.
The Celebrando 2015 - Salsa & Trovador Festival will take place on June 13, 2015, 7pm-11:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) at the the Jewish Community Campus Hall, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731. Save by purchasing tickets in advance! Adult tickets are $15.00 in advance ($20.00 day of the show). Child tickets (ages 3-12) are $5.00. Children 2 and under are FREE.
Buy tickets online (no service charges) at: casita.prfdance.org.
The Celebrando 2015 heritage & festival project is made possible in through funding and support by Crown Trophy-North Austin, Chago's Caribbean Cuisine, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Humanities Texas, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
DIRECTIONS TO EVENT: The Jewish Community Center of Austin (JCC) campus is located at 7300 Hart Ln, between Far West Blvd and Greystone Dr. Take Loop 1 (MoPac) to Far West Blvd. Turn West on Far West Blvd. Drive approximately 0.5 miles to Hart Ln. Turn right onto Hart Ln. The JCC Austin campus is on your left.
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Winner will receive - 1st Prize Trophy!
All contestants who compete will receive FREE ENTRY to the Salsa & Trovador Festival as a thank you gift.
This event will take place as part of the Celebrando 2015 - Salsa & Trovador Festival. Folllow this link for more information.
The Celebrando 2015 heritage & festival project is made possible in through funding and support by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Humanities Texas, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Come relive your childhood! Some of the sweetest memories, and the best friendships are formed from the simple times in life! Oh yeah...don't forget to bring the kids.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This event will take place at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street 78702. Entrance is in back of building, steps away from free parking.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Taino love the Earth everyday! Our cultural center will host the Indigeous People of Boriken's (Puerto Rico) annual Earth Celebration. Concilio Taino - Pueblo en Tejas will be celebrating Spring with activities that teach Taino traditions that honor Attaabey (the Earth).
Bring your picnic lunch & lawnchairs! The day will be fun for all ages, educational, and of course, include an Areyto Guaytiao, a Taino "friendship dance" for all!
Join us for:
This annual celebration will take place outdoors (or indoors if raining) at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702. Our entrance is in back, on left side of building facing the lawn, just steps away from the free parking lot.
Do you like singing Decima? Do you wish you knew how to write one? Don't miss this workshop by prize-winning Trovador, Ricky Villanueva, direct from Puerto Rico!
!! BOMBA!! After the workshop, join us in a BOMBAZO featuring the gran bombero -- Tico Fuentes -- direct from Loiza!
The Puerto Rican decima is sung poetry from the Island's rural mountains, based in hundreds of years of oral tradition. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to present their original decimas to the public at the Bombazo!
This event also features Irving Santiago (cuatrista), Brendaly Malave (cantante).
WHEN: Sunday March 29, Workshop (3-5pm), Bombazo (5-8pm)
PER PERSON: $5 donation or a pot-luck dish to share at the Bombazo! (Children 12 & under free)
WHERE: Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin, TX 78702.
This amazing learning experience is in preparation for the:
1st annual Concurso de Trovadores in Texas
Celebrando 2015 - Salsa & Trovador Festival,
June 13, 2015, 7pm-11:30pm.
More info on this wall, below.
Contact us if you would like to sponsor this high profile event! The Celebrando 2015 heritage & festival project is made possible in part by the sponsorship of the Holiday Inn Express, and through funding and support by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Puerto Ricans are joyful people because our holidays start in November and last until end of January! Los Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) are coming to Austin to celebrate Octavitas with us! Come sing aguinaldos one last time and enjoy PRFDance performances! Bring the kids, the Reyes always bring gifts!
Los Reyes will give an award to someone who is making a significant contribution in the Texas Boricua community. Who is it this year? They won't tell us!
Our Octavitas celebration will take place on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2-5pm, at our Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Entrance is in the back of the building, steps away from free parking. Here are directions. Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's community cultural outreach is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.