bronx dance & drum festival

Crowns: Fabrics of Resistance

November 9-10, 2019 in THE BRONX – Second Annual Bronx Dance & Drum Festival curated by Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Co. This two-day event showcases the uniqueness of different cultures from the African Diaspora together on one stage! The festival advances Bombazo’s mission to connect the African presence of the Americas through dance and drum. This year’s theme, CROWNS: Telas de resistencia / Fabrics of Resistance, pays tribute to the women of the diaspora who have kept their cultural traditions alive and have passed them down to the next generations. Workshops, Drum Circle, Live Performances!

BxFW: November

November 6, 2019 in THE BRONX – BxFW screens new, little-seen, and standout independent films that you will love! This month’s feature is JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S ROAD TO BROADWAY by Ben DeJesus, featuring behind-the-scenes footage from hit Broadway show LATINO HISTORY FOR MORONS as it was taking shape! The doc follows John’s process from early inspirations to Broadway, Netflix, and national tour. Q&A with the director, Ben DeJesus, and story producer Cionin Lorenzo. Co-presented with Prime Latino Media and 21 Islands International Film Festival. FREE. Seating is limited. RESERVE NOW!

¡FUEGO! Remember The Fires

¡FUEGO! Remember The Fires

October 19, 2019 in THE BRONX – Pregones/PRTT, in partnership with We Stay/Nos Quedamos, WNET • Thirteen, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, presents a multi-part afternoon arts and humanities program on the subject of the Bronx fires! Excerpt screening of documentary DECADE OF FIRE by Vivian Vázquez, excerpt reading of forthcoming musical TORCHED! by Rosalba Rolón and Pregones/PRTT Ensemble, conversation with the creatives and Edwin Pagán, and walking tour led by Elena Martínez and Petr Stand. FREE ADMISSION – RSVP now open!

BxFW: October

October 2, 2019 in THE BRONX – BxFW screens new, little-seen, and standout independent films that you will love! This month’s feature is GRAZING THE SKY by Horacio Alcalá, a revealing look at the incredible physical exploits of eight circus acrobats from around the globe, and the drama that ties diverse artists and athletes from Circus School in Gaza, Palestine, to Cirque Du Soleil in Sydney, Australia. Co-presented with Prime Latino Media and 21 Islands International Film Festival. FREE admission. Seating is limited. RESERVE NOW!

Somos Más | We Are More

September 20-22, 2019 in THE BRONX – World premiere of a new devised piece from the People’s Theatre Project (PTP). In a dystopian nation where people are forced to assimilate, six immigrants unite in secret to spark a joyful revolution. Performed by the all-women PTP Company Sol Ensemble. Directed by Zafi Dimitropoulou. One-hour performance followed by open dialogue. 我们不只是 | We Are More | ما بیشتر هستیم. Only THREE performances! Seating is limited — Buy early!

Stage Garden Rumba

Stage Garden Rumba

August 10, 2019 in THE BRONX – Outdoors Location: The Rock Garden / Jardín La Roca. Award-winning FREE live performance and community celebration series! Music, theater, dance, literary arts and activism! Featuring Pregones/PRTT Ensemble with Jorge B. Merced in scenes from “La Guaracha”, Simply Rob, Caridad de La Luz, Jorge Vázquez Bomba Y Plena, Mazarte Dance Company, Mariachi Real de México, Vanessa Mártir, Joey de Jesús, Just A Poet, and more!

Stage Garden Rumba

Stage Garden Rumba

August 24, 2019 in THE BRONX – Outdoors Location: Taqwa Community Farm. Award-winning FREE live performance and community celebration series! Music, theater, dance, literary arts and activism! Featuring Pregones/PRTT Ensemble in scenes from “La Guaracha”, Simply Rob, Caridad de La Luz, Mazarte Dance Company, Mariachi Real de México, Lyrical Faith, Joselia Hughes, Iris Morles, The Prophet, José Angel Figueroa, and more!

Stage Garden Rumba - Outdoor Summer Arts

Stage Garden Rumba

September 7, 2019 in THE BRONX – Outdoors Location: Brook Park. Award-winning FREE live performance and community celebration series! Music, theater, dance, literary arts and activism! Featuring Pregones/PRTT Ensemble in scenes from GUARACHA—The Musical, Simply Rob, Mazarte Dance Company, Mariachi Real de México, Redobles de Cultura, and more! Special “Rumba with H.E.ARTS” Edition culminates in an Afro-Puerto Rican bomba procession to Willis Avenue Playground and fiesta unveiling of new mural by local artist Virginia “Vicky” Ayress!

STAGE GARDEN RUMBA

Stage Garden Rumba

September 28, 2019 in THE BRONX – Special “Indoors & Outdoors” Edition at Pregones Theater & Garden on Walton Avenue! Award-winning FREE live performance and community celebration series! Music, theater, dance, literary arts and activism! Featuring Pregones/PRTT Ensemble in scenes from ¡GUARACHA!, Jorge Vázquez Bomba Y Plena, Mazarte Dance Company, Mariachi Real de México, Caridad “La Bruja” de La Luz, North of Division X, Simply Rob, J.F. Seary, and more! Last chance to view MIRADA EXTENDIDA digital prints by Puerto Rican master Rafael Rivera Rosa, and live announcement of this year’s Round-Trip Air Ticket RAFFLE on Southwest Airlines!

STAGE GARDEN RUMBA

Stage Garden Rumba

September 14, 2019 in THE BRONX – Outdoors Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden. Award-winning FREE live performance and community celebration series! Music, theater, dance, literary arts and activism! Featuring Pregones/PRTT Ensemble in scenes from ¡GUARACHA!, Caridad “La Bruja” de La Luz, Mazarte Dance Company, Simply Rob, Mariachi Real de México, Jorge Vázquez Bomba Y Plena, Helen Dano, Adrian Martinez, Starr Davis, Vir-Amicus DJ Music, and more! Extended summer for the entire family!