Eventos Borimix 2009: music, film theater, visual arts, roundtables, workshops, poetry

FILM SERIES / Serie de Cine

Shut Up and Do it! & Little Courage

November 12, 7:00 pm
Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA
Admission: $5.00


Shut Up and Do it! Film Poster

Shut Up and Do it! Michael is fed up with the portrayal of Latinos in film and TV. With his passion for acting and self respect hanging in the balance, he decides to take destiny into his own hands by making a movie. Michael's dream soon becomes a nightmare as he encounters the trials of independent film making.


Michael está cansado de cómo se refleja al latino en el cine y en la TV. Con su pasión por la actuación y el autorrespeto en la balanza, el decide tomar control de su destino haciendo una película. El sueño de Michael rápido se convierte en una pesadilla al encontrarse con los retos que conlleva hacer una película independiente.


Little Courage Film Poster

Little Courage. A six year-old decides to run away from her father and take charge of her life by saving every penny she finds on the street. Can she survive?


Una niña de seis años decide huir de su padre y hacerse cargo de su vida ahorrando cada centavo que encuentra en la calle. ¿Podrá sobrevivir?


Barrios

November 10, 7:00pm
Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA
Admission: $5.00


Barrios Film Poster

Three stories, La familia de Camello , El bailao de Julia y Berto, and El Rumbón de Fepe, that narrate the normality of life in all three types of urban post-industrialization developments, the “parcelas,” or lots, “caseríos,” or walk-up projects, and "residenciales," or big building projects.


Tres historias, La familia de Camello , El bailao de Julia y Berto, y El Rumbón de Fepe que narran la normalidad en la vida de tres tipos de viviendas de la post-industrialización, las "parcelas", los "cacerios" y los "residenciales".


Dios Los Cria

November 17, 7:00pm
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 304 West 47th Street, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA in association with Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Admission: $5.00


Dios Los Cria Film Poster

A film consisting of five stories: "Dios los cría...," dealing with brothers' rivalry for an inheritance; "Negocio redondo," about a lawyer selling a property to the Catholic church with guilty feelings; "Entre 12 y 1," where a couple and a close friend deal with infidelity; "La gran noche," a night in the life of an old prostitute; and "La otra," where a man alternates between two homes and two wives.


Un filme que consiste de cinco historias: "Dios los cría..." trata sobre dos hermanos que se disputan por una herencia; "Negocio redondo", sobre un abogado vendiéndole una propiedad a la Iglesia Católica con sentimientos de culpa; "Entre 12 y 1", donde una pareja y un amigo cercano enfrentan la infidelidad; "La gran noche", un noche en la vida de una vieja prostituta; y "La otra", donde un hombre alterna entre dos casa y dos esposas.


A Series of Shorts by Innovative Directors: Aprendiendo A Nadar, La Operacion, and Los Unos y Los Otros

November 24, 7:00 pm
Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA
Admission: $5.00


La Operación Film Poster

La Operación
In 1937, a bill was passed in Puerto Rico, allowing the sterilization of women on the island. One woman will have to make the life-altering choice whether or not to go through with this procedure.


En 1937, se pasa una ley en Puerto Rico que permite la esterilización de las mujeres de la isla. Una mujer tendrá que tomar la gran decisión de seguir a cabo o no este procedimiento.


Los Unos y Los Otros (The Ones and the Others)
A women on death row is offered a way out of her sentence on one condition; she must survive a test.


A una mujer prisionera se le ofrece una manera de liberarse de su pena de muerte, con una condición. Debe sobrevivir una prueba.


Aprendiendo a nadar
An estranged Puerto Rican father and son, both of them lost in New York City, attempt to reconnect through a bizarre swimming match in a wintery cold Coney Island.


Un padre y un hijo puertorriqueños, perdidos ambos en Nueva York, intentan reconectar a través de una bizarra carrera de natación en medio del invierno en Coney Island.


THEATRE / Teatro

El Encuentro de Juan Bobo y Pedro Animal/The Encounter

November 7, 3:00pm & 4:30pm
Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA
Admission: $12.50/children & $15/adults


Children participate in this circus-style play and in turn see how these two charming characters from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic find friendship, self-esteem, and confidence.


Dos personajes del folklore de Puerto Rico y de la República Dominicana, descubren el valor de la honestidad, el trabajo y la amistad a través de sus travesuras.


Cinderella/Cenicienta

November 14 & 21, 3:00pm
Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA in association with Teatro La Tea

Admission: $12.50/children & $15/adults


Ciderella/Cenicienta Poster

A bilingual musical of the classic fairytale about a humble girl who works very hard to reach her dreams. With a little bit of magic and, not to mention that she is the best “Tango” dancer in the kingdom, she discovers her self-esteem and Prince Charming.


La clásica historia de amor sobre una joven honesta y trabajadora, que sueña con un mañana mejor. Ven y conoce a Cenicienta, el Príncipe y la malvada Madrastra, en un espectáculo lleno de magia, colorido y mucho Tango.


BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest 2009 recommends the theatre production, ALOHA BORICUA, from Nov. 5 – 19 at Pregones Theatre. ALOHA BORICUA, Pregones Theater's vibrant musical take on the historic migration from November 1900 to October 1901 of Puerto Ricans to Hawaii, is based on the story "Vivir del cuento" by Manuel Ramos Otero. For more information, call Pregones Theatre at (718) 585-1202.


BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest 2009 recomienda la producción teatral, ALOHA BORICUA, del 5 – 19 de noviembre en Teatro Pregones. ALOHA BORICUA, un vibrante musical de Teatro Pregones que trata de la migración histórica de noviembre 1900 a octubre 1901 de los puertorriqueños a Hawái, está basado en el cuento "Vivir del cuento" de Manuel Ramos Otero. Para más información, llame a Teatro Pregones, (718) 585-1202.


POETRY / Poesía

SPIC UP/SPEAK OUT! Emanuel Xavier Spics Up!

November 21, 7:00pm – 9pm
El Café at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue (at 104th St.), NYC
Sponsored by: SEA & El Museo del Barrio
Admission: FREE. RSVP required at www.elmuseo.org


Recognizing the power and influence of spoken word in New York City, El Museo presents poet and author Emanuel Xavier with a lineup of renowned voices in the discipline, including Caridad De la Luz, aka La Bruja, Mahina Movement and Edwin Torres.


El Museo reconoce el poder y la influencia de la lectura en voz alta en Nueva York y presenta al poeta y autor Emanuel Xavier junto con reconocidas voces dentro del campo incluyendo Caridad De la Luz alias “La Bruja”, Mahina Movement y Edwin Torres.


VISUAL ART / Arte Visual

Special K: Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

November 5, 6:30pm
LES & Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 1st & 2nd floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA & Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Admission: FREE


SPECIAL K, la exhibición de arte BORIMIX 2009 invita a los artistas visuales a considerar la literatura, la vida y el legado de Clemente Soto Vélez a través de varios elementos distintivos que caracterizan su obra y su ilustre biografía.


The art exhibition for BORIMIX 2009, SPECIAL K, invites artists to consider the literature, life and legacy of Clemente Soto Vélez along any one (or a combination) of various distinct elements that characterized his work as well as his storied biography.


Clemente Soto Vélez: The Poet, the Activist and the Revolutionary

November 5, 6:30 pm
LES & Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 1st & 2nd floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, & Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Admission: FREE


An exhibition of primary and secondary sources from Clemente y Amanda Soto Vélez. Papers are kept at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.


Una exposición de fuentes primarias y secundarias de la colección de Clemente y Amanda Soto Vélez en el Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, CUNY.

ROUNDTABLE SERIES / Paneles de discusión

The Life & Times of Clemente Soto Vélez

November 16, 6:30 pm
LES & Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 1st & 2nd floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, & Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Admission: FREE


The Life and Times of Clemente Soto Vélez Poster

A panel discussion with professors Gerald Meyer, author of a book on political leader Vito Marcantonio; Orlando José Hernández poet and historian from Hostos Community College; and Alberto Hernández-Banuchi, chief librarian & archivist for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.


Una charla con Gerald Meyer, autor del libro Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician 1902-1954; Orlando José Hernández, Poeta y Profesor del Departamento de Humanidades, Hostos Community College, CUNY; y Alberto Hernández-Banuchi, Directo Asociado Biblioteca y Archivos del Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, CUNY.


Re-Membering Loisaida/Archiving Loisaida

November 18, 6:00pm
LES & Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 1st & 2nd floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, & Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Cultural & Educational Center
Admission: FREE


Archivists and Cultural Critics reinterpret Loisaida. The overall panel will touch on the forms and contents of institutional politics, material culture, affiliating as artist communities vs. other types of cultural belongings, and the shadow and situational world of peripheral players.


El panel incluye una discusión de la política institucional, la cultura material, prácticas de archivo, las comunidades artísticas, cuestiones de pertenencia cultural, y esfuerzos para documentar la historia cultural de Loisaida.


FORUM: Teaching Puerto Rican History in the 21st Century

November 20, 9:30-5:00pm
Hunter College, Chanin Center, West Building, B Level at Subway entrance
Sponsored by: SEA & Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
Admission: FREE


A discussion of various educational topics including, what have we learned? Challenges and Strategies, Teaching and New Technologies.


Entre los varios temas educativos se discutirán: prácticas aprendidas del pasado, nuevos desafíos y el papel de las nuevas tecnologías en el proceso pedagógico.


Re-Membering Loisaida/Visioning Loisaida

November 20, 6:30 pm
LES & Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 1st & 2nd floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, & Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Admission: FREE


Re-Membering Loisaida/Visioning Loisaida Poster

A discussion of everyday life, music, poetry, performance and art collectives. The panel will render and compare in a visual demonstrative and analytical manner instances of local cultural practices.


Este panel discutirá las prácticas locales culturales, incluyendo música, poesía, representación y colectivos de arte, y una exploración de apropiación cultural e identidad.


 

Collegiate Research-Based Essay Competition & Award Ceremony: Life & Times of Clemente Soto Vélez

December 14, 6:30 pm
LES & Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 1st & 2nd floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, & Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Admission: FREE


CUNY student prize winners will present their particular topics and share their research experiences.


Estudiantes expondrán sus temas de ensayo y comentarán sobre sus experiencias de investigación y recursos utilizados.


MUSIC / Música

IN OUR LINGO: Jamel Shabazz on DJ Disco Wiz

November 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
El Café, 1230 5th Avenue (at 104th St.) El Museo del Barrio, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA & El Museo del Barrio
Admission: Free. RSVP required at www.elmuseo.org.


DJ Disco Wiz & Jamel Shabazz will engage us in a multi-media dialogue, "cipher" style, featuring the first mixed-plate beats to those styles rocked in the 1980s. Wiz’s recent biography It’s Just Begun (co-authored with Ivan Sanchez) will serve as a point of departure to discuss the life of the first Latino hip hop DJ.


DJ Disco Wiz y Jamel Shabbaz tendrán un dialogo multimedia al estilo "cipher" utilizando giradiscos al ritmo de el estilo de los 80. Coescrita por Iván Sánchez, la más reciente biografía de Wiz titulada It’s Just Begun servirá como punto de partida en esta discusión sobre la vida del primer DJ latino de hip hop.


SUPER SABADO! Eclectic New York

November 21, 11:00am - 6:00pm
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue (at 104th St.), NYC
Sponsored by: SEA & El Museo del Barrio
Admission: Free


The program kicks off in November with art-making workshops; storytelling with poet and playwright Frank Pérez; New York, Nueva York, a music concert by Face the Music; and much more!


El programa comienza en noviembre con talleres de arte, narraciones de cuentos por el poeta y dramaturgo Frank Pérez; Nueva York, Nueva York, un concierto de Face the Music y mucho más.


WORKSHOP / TALLERES

From the Script to the Screen

November 9, 7pm – 9pm
Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA & Caballero Films
Admission: $10. Call (646) 454-0664 for reservations.


From the Script to the Screen is a workshop in which Puerto Rican filmmaker Luis Caballero will speak about the creative process of film screenwriting and how during the production process, filmmaking and editing can result in changes that will either benefit or compromise the cinematographic purpose.


Del guión a la pantalla es un taller en donde el cineasta Puertorriqueño Luis Caballero estará charlando sobre el proceso creativo del guión cinematográfico y como este en el proceso de producción ,filmación y edición se exponen a cambios que pueden beneficiar o sacrificar la propuesta cinematográfica.


Coquito Master Qualifier 2009

November 28, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 1st Floor, NYC
Sponsored by: SEA, Boricuation Cultural Foundation and International Coquito Federation/SoulFrito Nuevo in association with the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Admission: $5.00


Come enjoy a tasting of the famous Puerto Rican Coquito drink including over 100 recipes! Event participants will vote to choose the best recipe, and the winner will be declared the Coquito Master 2009 Qualifier. Music and vendors will also be present to make this an exciting event for all!


¡Ven a disfrutar y degustar la bebida famosa puertorriqueña, Coquito, con más de 100 recetas! Los participantes del evento votarán para escoger la mejor receta, y el ganador será declarado como el Coquito Master 2009 Qualifier. ¡Habrá música y vendedores para que todos disfruten del evento!

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