Monday, April 30, 2012

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 names of HOLA members are in boldface.

Teatro LATEA is presenting a workshop presentation of Las tentaciones de González. A musical comedy based on Hugo Bardallo's play Tiene la muerte atada, the lyrics are by Bardallo and the music is by Pablo Zinger. The show is directed by Nelson Landrieu and will have performances in May in LATEA's namesake theater in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in the Loísaida neighborhood of Manhattan. The cast features Bill Blechingberg, Mario Bósquez, Shadia Fairuz, Francisco Fuertes, Inma Heredia, Venuz Delmar, Alejandro Moscoso Polanco, Adriana Sananes, Jeannie Sol, Patrick Michael Valley and Claudio Marcel Weisz, among others. The HOLA members in the presentation (from top to bottom -- Moscoso Polanco, Weisz; Heredia; Delmar; Sananes, Bósquez; Fuertes; Valley) received the casting notice for this production from and HOLA e-mail announcements that HOLA sends to its members.

White Sugar in a Black Pot, a film directed by Rachel I. Johnson and which stars Jorge Pupo,
won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Diaspora Short Film. The awards ceremony took place on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. To find out the other winners, click here or here.

Milteri Tucker will be part of Made In The Bronx! This evening of works by choreographers living or working in the Bronx will be presented at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) as part of their Boogie Down Dance series. The performance will take place on May 4, 2012 in the theater space (located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx) and also feature the work of Jessica Danser, Ranardo Domenico-Grays' VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, Shizu Homma, Malcolm Low, Moses "Bronx" McCarter, Sage Rivera and Kuan-Ling Tsai. For more information, click here.

Marisol Carrere's I Am Julia, the film she co-produced (with Gloria Zelaya), co-starred in and wrote, won the Golden Palm Award (Short Film Competition) from the Mexico International Film Festival (based in Woodland Hills, California). The film is directed by David Capurso and stars Leidi Salazar, Carolina Ravassa, Carrere, Doua Moua, Tationna Bousier, Brenda Gómez, Zahaira Curiel and Tamara Turner. For more information, click here. There will be a screening of the film on May 8, 2012 at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan's East Village.

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

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