8th Annual BORIMIX

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The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA) is proud to present its 8th Annual BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest with an exciting line-up of cultural events featuring film, music, theater, visual, performance arts, workshops, and much more. The celebration runs from November 1st – November 30th. This year, BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest is dedicated to the legacy of Rafael Hernández “El Jibarito”!

Dr. Manuel A. Morán, Artistic Director and Founder of SEA, comments on the festival, “BORIMIX has become one of New York’s leading festivals, a cultural extravaganza that features over 20 events bringing Puerto Rican arts, culture and artists to audiences of all generations and backgrounds. I invite everyone to join us.”

A full breakdown of BORIMIX 2013 events and performances follows. For additional information, please call (212) 529-1545. Admission varies per event (free to fee-based.)

About BORIMIX: BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest was established in 2005 to celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month by showcasing the best Puerto Rican art in all forms. Initially held exclusively at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cutural & Educational Center in the Lower East Side, the event was expended in 2007 to multiple areas citywide. The festival also seeks to introduce Puerto Rican arts to multi-ethnic and multi-generational audiences, and promote collaborations between New York-based artists of Puerto Rican descent, and Puerto Rican artists living in Puerto Rico and other communities in the United States.

THEATRE

La Cucarachita Martina/Martina the Little Roach.
Nov 8 @ 10:30am Special School Performance. Nov. 2 & 9 @ 3pm. Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC.
Sponsored by: SEA

Nov. 16 @ 3pm. Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Repertory Theater, Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Sponsored by: SEA in association with HOSTOS Center for the Arts and Culture

A Latin Rock ‘n’ Roll musical based on a popular Cuban and Puerto Rican children’s tale about a little roach who learns many lessons on her journey to find true love.

Rafael Hernández…Romance.
Opening GALA Nov. 15 @ 8pm. Special Guest Appearance of Rafael Hernández’s son, Alejandro “Chalí” Hernandez. Nov. 17 @ 4pm, Nov. 23 @ 8pm and Nov. 24 @ 4pm. Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA
Admission: Gala Performance: $100 (Includes a reception). $30 in advance $40 at the door.

A Romantic Musical Revue about the life, career and music of one of the greatest Latin American composers of all time, Rafael Hernández.

Growing Up González by Felix Rojas, starring Andrés Chulisi Rodríguez
Nov. 8 @ 8pm, 9 @ 8pm & 10 @ 6pm. Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA and TTO Entertainment LLC
Admission: General Audience $30/ Students $25 / seniors and groups over 10, $20

“Overflowing with colorful detail and smartly observed anecdotes, this one man show is an affectionate, funny, and spicily authentic collage of growing up Puerto Rican in the Bronx in the 1970s.”-Ron Cohen Back stage.

ALOHA BORICUA Adapted from the story, “Vivir del cuento”, by Manuel Ramos.
Nov. 2 @ 8pm, Nov. 3 @ 3pm. Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, Bronx
Sponsored by: SEA, Pregones Theater, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Admission: $40 Advance, $60 Door

The rhythms of traditional Puerto Rican music and urban reggaetón collide in this song-driven rendition of the historic migration of Puerto Ricans to Hawaii.

THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS ON A LATIN BEAT. Starring DANNY RIVERA!
Nov. 16 @ 8pm, Nov. 17 @ 3pm. Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 304 West 47th Street, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA, Pregones Theater, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Admission: $40 Advance, $60 Door

Acclaimed jazz-rag-danza concert commemorating the legacy of James Reese Europe, bandleader of the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment, and Puerto Rican musicians that helped him make history, including Rafael Hernández.

FILM SERIES

Short Night/Noche de Cortos. November 13, 7pm
Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA
Admission: FREE

FRANCIA 1943 – Directed by: Gustavo Sigal
In France, while fleeing from the bullets, two men cross paths and realize they were schoolmates when they lived in Buenos Aires. They recall the old days during the final moments of their lives.
SWEETNESS -Directed by: Joe Lueben
A glimpse into the life of two lovers torn apart by alcoholism. A life plagued by fear and painful memories will seduce them into destruction if they are unable to find forgiveness for each other.
La Doble Imagen – Written and directed by: Oswaldo Colón-Ortiz
Alicia decides to return to the house she grew up in with her eldest daughter and grandson who are unaware she suffers from a terminal disease. Reality, dreams, and memories reveal the connections between hidden emotions and uncertain futures.

Luna Vieja – Directed by Raisa Bonnet
During a visit with her granddaughter, Elsa discovers that Mina is a victim of sexual abuse. In order to protect her granddaughter, Elsa makes a decision that will change Mina’s life forever.

Camino a Europa – Directed and written by Mailara Santana
Seba and Cecilia have traveled to many countries together, but now Cecilia has cancer. Seba uses his creative skills as an artist to magically transport her on a journey through memories they’ve shared.

Your Day is My night/ Tu Día es Mi Noche (Feature film + Q&A with cast and crew)
Nov. 21 @ 7pm. Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA
Admission: FREE
Directed by: Lynne Sachs

Immigrant residents of a “shift-bed” apartment in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese population in the US.

Un poema en el exilio
Nov 18 @ 7 PM. Puerto Rican Travelling Theater – 304 West 47th Street, NYC
Sponsored by SEA, Teatro Círculo, Pregones Theater, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.
Admission: Free

A beautifully crafted documentary about Pablo Casals’ masterpiece, El Pesebre, which became the international hymn for peace during the 1960’s.

The Borinqueners
Nov 22 @ 8pm. The BMHC Laboratory. 1303 Louis Niñe Blvd, Bronx
Sponsored by: SEA, the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) and City Lore
Admission: Suggested Donation of $5

The first major documentary to chronicle the story of the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment. Followed by a screening with the producer, Noemi Figeuoa-Soulet, and a 65th veteran, Eugenio Quevado.

VISUAL ART

BORIMIX 2013 BUILDINGUAI ARTS CELEBRATION
Exhibition Opening and BORIMIX Awards Ceremony.
November 14 @ 6pm. The Clemente. 107 Suffolk Street, NYC.
Sponsored by: SEA, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, and Alma Boricua Catering.
Admission: FREE

A building wide celebration featuring live music, art, poetry, open studios, food and drinks!

MURAL Grooves – Featuring work by Silvio de la Cruz, María Domínguez, Miguel Luciano, Juan Angel Román (Nepo) and Juan Fernando Morales.
Starting November 14 @ 6pm. The Clemente. 107 Suffolk Street, NYC.
Sponsored by: SEA and Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Admission: FREE

A series of indoor murals at The Clemente commemorating Latin Music in the United States as part of the BORIMIX ‘13, homage to Puerto Rican Composer, RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ, “El Jibarito!”

Posters on the Wall: Our nu-YO-Rican Story: Highlights of the Puerto Rican Silkscreen Tradition
Curated by Miguel Trelles with Juan Fernando Morales
Starting Nov 14 @ 6PM. Abrazo Interno Gallery at The Clemente – 107 Suffolk Street, NYC.
Sponsored by: SEA, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center and Center for Puerto Rican studies.
Admission: FREE

Art from the 1960s to the 1990s, the Graphic Collection illustrates the rich and diverse work of Puerto Rican artists, the New York cultural scene and constitutes an eloquent visual narrative of a fascinating diaspora.

MUSIC
El Jibarito Bohemio: Monumental Concert Tribute to Rafael Hernández
Featuring Multi-Grammy Nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band, The Bronx Arts Ensemble’s String Section and The 319th U.S. Army Band
November 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Main Theater, Hostos Community College/CUNY. 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Sponsored by: SEA, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Office of New York City Councilwoman María del Carmen Arroyo, the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Bronx Arts Ensemble.
Admission: $25, $30, $35. Special group discounts available. 718-518-4455 www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts

An unprecedented concert honoring Puerto Rico’s greatest composer, Rafael Hernández, with his most celebrated works.

Música de Ayer: Trío Los Platinos.
Nov. 21 @ 8pm. The BMHC Laboratory. 1303 Louis Niñe Blvd., Bronx (2 or 5 trains to Freeman St.)
Sponsored by: SEA, the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) and City Lore
Admission: Suggested Donation of $5

An evening of “yesterday’s music” featuring boleros and guarachas by the group, Tríos Los Platinos.

Latin Jazz mini Festival
Nov. 21 @ 8pm-12am. Nov. 22 @ 8pm-12am. The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA, Arts For Art, and Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center.
Admission: General Audience $15/Seniors and students $10. www.artsforart.org

Arts For Art presents their First Latin Jazz mini Festival!! Featuring artists such as, Angélica Sánchez and Abraham Gómez Delgado.

ROUNDTABLE

The LEGACY of RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ in NEW YORK CITY: A Panel Presentation
Nov. 12 @ 6pm. Center for Puerto Rican Studies – Hunter College.
Glass Café, West Building, 3rd Floor. 68th Street & Lexington Avenue
Sponsored by: SEA, Center for Puerto Rican Studies and City Lore
Admission: FREE

The legacy of this amazing Puerto Rican artist will be discussed and presented by a panel of distinguished guests, including musician Alejandro “Chalí” Hernández (Rafael Hernández’s son).

MURAL ARTIST TALK – If Walls Could Speak/ Si las Paredes Hablaran
Nov 25 @ 6pm. Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC.
Sponsored by: SEA
Admission: Free

The BORIMIX 2013 Mural Artists share their process of making their murals at The Clemente.

BOOK READING

Palabras/Words: A Reading from Chulito; The Novel by Author Charles Rice-González.
Nov. 23 @ 7:30pm. The BMHC Laboratory. 1303 Louis Niñe Blvd., Bronx (2 or 5 trains to Freeman St.)
Sponsored by: SEA, the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) and City Lore
Admission: Suggested Donation of $5

A gay, coming-of-age debut novel set on Garrison Avenue in the Bronx.

WORKSHOP

Boricuation presents: The LES 5th Annual “Fiesta Navideña” Celebration. HOSTING The LES Coquito Masters Qualifier 2013
Featuring: Grupo Plena Pa Ti, cantando Ruby Santiago
Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 6pm – 10pm. The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Admission: $5 suggested donation
Sponsored by: SEA, Boricuation Cultural Foundation, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, the International Coquito Federation and Zoraida’s Coquito

Enjoy the commencement of the traditional “Fiestas Navideñas” by tasting the famous Puerto Rican Coquito! Participants will vote to choose the best recipe. Live holiday music, dancing, cultural holiday food vendors, pastries, Zorida’s Coquito and artisan vendors are sure to make this a great celebration!

BORIMIX RECOMMENDS:

3rd Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival – November 13-17, 2013
For more info: www.IPRHFF.com, iprhff@gmail.com . 7304 5th Avenue, PMB 184, Brooklyn.

IPRHFF’s mission is to encourage narrative and documentary film making for the purposes of archiving the continuous presence, development, and contributions of Puerto Ricans to the global community.

About SEA: Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatre in the United States. Its internationally celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and Mainstage performances, and workshops and residencies, among others, reaching over 75,000 children and young adults every year. The organization, established by Dr. Manuel A. Morán, currently has offices in San Juan, New York and Florida. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the company recently opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in Lower Manhattan.

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