Tuesday, May 31, 2016

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip". In this sense, we use it to highlight HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Pablo Andrade, shown at right and also see below, was highlighted in the Venezuelan daily newspapers El Diario de Caracas and La Región/El Diario de Miranda, where his direction of the Corezón production of Karin Valecillos' play Lo que Kurt Cobain se llevó, was mentioned. The play, which stars Max Sir, Diego M. Chiri, and Yessi Hernández will run in June as part of the VI Festival del Teatro Hispano Del Comisionado at the Sala Rafael Villalona at El Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. To read the articles, which are in Spanish, click here and here. For more information about the production, click here.

Pablo García Gámez, shown at left, was profiled in the Informe 21 online newspaper where it highlighted his play Olvidadas (produced by Corezón and Pablo Andrade, also see above), which picked up four awards in May at the FUERZAFest - Latino LGBTQ Festival, including an award for Best Production and Best Playwriting (for García Gámez). To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here.

Manuel A. Morán's documentary Títeres en el Caribe hispano: Cuba, República Dominicana, Puerto Rico will have its world premiere in May at the World Puppet Festival and 22nd World Congress of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette), which will take place at Topic Tolosa in Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, Spain. The documentary, co-directed by Morán, shown at right, and Kristián Otero, will have a New York premiere sometime in the near future. For more information on the documentary, click here.

María Cotto (also known by her nom de danse Mila Cotto), shown at left, performed a stilt dance performance in May as part of the 29th annual Loísaida Festival. Produced and hosted by The Loisaida, Inc. Center, it has been the biggest carnival in downtown Manhattan since 1987, bringing more than 15,000 neighbors, visitors, guests artists, community organizations, companies, NYC leaders and restaurants together to celebrate their Latino contributions to NYC. The Festival celebrates Lower East Side/Loísaida’s pride and diversity while supporting commerce, entrepreneurship, community service and neighborhood revitalization and took place outdoors on Avenue C (doubly billed as "Loísaida Avenue"). For more information, click here.

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so, by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

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