November 8, 2022
A one-night performance from Bombazo Dance Co.
Como Eres / As You Are
Choreographed by renowned Bomba dancer and cultural activist Milteri Tucker Concepción, this new performance features Puerto Rican actor Cedric Leiba Jr., Dominican dancer Roberto E. Ventura, and members of Bombazo Dance Co. The work takes audiences on a journey of truth, discovery, and comfortability while dancing Bomba puertorriqueña and Afro Caribbean rhythms, presenting the intersections of “traditional” folkloric gender roles and enriching traditional notions with gender fluidity. With a message of Bomba FOR ALL, Como Eres / As You Are embraces and supports the LGBTQ+ members of our community! Q&A with artists following performance.
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In-person performances at PREGONES THEATER (575 Walton Avenue in The Bronx)
This event is open to the general public. NOTE: For your safety, we are still observing facemask protocol at the theater.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Ms. Tucker holds degrees in Dance, Biology and Chemistry, a master in Dance Education from New York University-NYU. Is the founder and artistic director of BOMBAZO Dance Co. Ms Tucker has apprenticed and performed with Bomba elders and distinguished Bomba families in Puerto Rico from San Juan, Santurce, Loiza, Catano, Ponce, Mayaguez, Arroyo. As an educator and Master Bomba dancer, she lectures in dance departments on Bomba dance technique, figure and timing across the United States and internationally. Milteri has worked for distinguished dance companies and choreographers from Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and United States. She has performed and showcased her work at City Center, Alvin Ailey, Hostos Main Stage, BAAD, Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Thalia Spanish Theater, Castillo Theater, El Museo del Barrio, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, and STEPS.
Theater Credits include: The Perils Of Chencha written and directed by Anita Velez Mitchell, YES I YES written by Yolanda García Serrano and directed by Noelle Mauri, Amor Latino written and directed by Angel Gil Orrios, La Negra Mas Bella and Llamada/ Rally Cry written and directed by Nancy Nevarez, Lulu en la Habana written by Ntozake Shange and directed by Carla Pinza. She portrayed Josephine Baker for Macy’s Herald Squares tribute to the “First Diva: Josephine Baker” in 2007, performed for Broadway’s Easter Bonnet at the Minskoff Theater in 2011 and highlighted dancer at the Latin Billboards for Puerto Rican urban artist, Don Omar. Milteri is a cast dance member in Lin Manuel Miranda’s film production of In the Heights.
Bombazo Dance Co. is New York’s leading dance and drum company in traditional Puerto Rican Bomba and its fusion with contemporary dances. Bombazo is a Bronx based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that preserves, educates, performs, and produces original works celebrating and connecting the African Diaspora experience. The company has had the distinction to perform at Lincoln Center, City Center, Pregones Theater, Hostos performing Arts Center, BAAD!, and numerous festivals throughout NYC’s five boroughs. Bombazo has performed nationally and internationally in Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, and Mexico. Company members were highlighted in Lin Manuel Miranda’s film production of Broadway hit In the Heights. www.bombazodanceco.com
PLEASE NOTE: We require all audience members to wear a face mask at all times. By purchasing a ticket or asking for entry to our events, you agree to abide by this rule. Mask must be worn at all times in the building and must cover nose and mouth. Masks should fit snuggly against the sides of the face.
This program is also made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Governor’s Office and the New York State Legislature. For a full list of our funders, visit www.pregonesprtt.org.
575 Walton Avenue (b/w 149th & 150th Streets)
The Bronx, NY 10451
Trains # 2, 4, 5 to 149th Street & Grand Concourse
For more information call us at 718-585-1202
Pregones Theater in The Bronx
Date & Time
November 8, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Milteri Tucker Concepción
Bombazo Dance Co.
Cedric Leiba Jr.
Roberto E. Ventura