Latin Ballet of Virginia presents…
A Migration that began a Movement that shaped a Culture
Artistic Director: Ana I. King
Objective: To teach and expose students to the historical event of the migration of Puerto Ricans to the United States after WWII through dance.
NUYORICAN explores the true stories of Puerto Ricans who migrated to the United States after WWII and the depths of hardship and eventual triumph that came with assimilation. It is about the cultural shock they experienced due to the enormous changes that followed from Puerto Rico after being declared a U.S. protectorate. It captures the emotions of what it is to be a stranger in a strange land and finding your identity within your own culture while acclimating to another.
Please join us as we celebrate Puerto Rican culture with inspirations and true accounts from such authors as Julia Barden Torres (Newyorican Girl...Surviving My Spanglish Life), Piri Thomas (Down These Mean Streets), Esmerada Santiago (When I was Puerto Rican) and a special tribute to Puerto Rican percussionist and musician Tito Puente.
A relevant piece in modern times.
Times: Thursday-Friday: 10:30am; Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday: 3pm & 7:30pm; Sunday: 3pm
Location: Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA
Cost: Groups of 10 or more - $10 per ticket including Chaperones and Teachers
- Students receive extra credit for attending.
- Great for ESL, Spanish, and History Classes
- Reserve your tickets now for your group!
- We are available to come perform at your school. Please contact us for information or visit our website at www.latinballet.com