Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting and performance gigs.

The Society for the Educational Arts/Sociedad Educativa de las Artes (SEA) is having their fifth annual BORIMIX Puerto Rico Festival. Running throughout the month of November and dedicated to Pura Belpré, author-librarian-puppeteer-storyteller, this multidisciplinary festival (produced by Manuel A. Morán) showcases Puerto Rican artists whether island- or mainland-born. This is the first year that the festival will be in many locations. Some of the festival offerings are below.

Caridad De La Luz will lead a poetry and spoken word performance workshop at El Museo Del Barrio in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood.

Andrea Sousa will star in La cucarachita Martina/Martina The Little Roach, a Latino rock and roll musical based on the Puerto Rican and Cuban folktale. The production, directed by Manuel A. Morán, will take place at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in the theater district of midtown Manhattan.

Lauren Vélez will present El color de la guayaba, the latest film by Luis Caballero. This U.S. premiere will take place at Baruch College in the Gramercy section of Manhattan.

Sunilda Caraballo will present her self-penned solo show Hardware Dreams. Produced by Modesto Lacén and Nueva Escena, the production will take place at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan's East Village.

Lina Sarrello
wrote and acted in a film called The Talk. The film, which also stars Rebeca Díaz, Paola Poucel and Joshua Taveras, will be shown at Baruch College in the Gramercy section of Manhattan. One of her paintings will also be shown in the gallery of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) as part of the Veuve Cucaracha exhibit.

• SEA will also present this year's BORIMIX Awards to several individuals who have made a significant contributions to the arts. They include Miriam Cruz, Caridad De La Luz and Lauren Vélez.

For more information on the BORIMIX festival, click here.

If you are an HOLA member and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail at holagram@hellohola.org. If you are not an HOLA member, why not join?

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