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September 2020

Remojo Remixed

September 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatro Esperanza, 4261 N 5th Street
Philadephia, PA 19140 United States
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REMOJO  REMOJO, Pregones/PRTT’s sneak peek at works in progress goes digital, giving audiences a chance to get up close and personal with Latinx theater, music, dance, and film/media artists.  Enrico Caruso and other Disasters  Or, Precious Quiet Things I Call My Own. A bilingual tribute to acclaimed Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, crafted in the singer-songwriter style of Latin American nueva canción and nueva trova. Written and performed by Don Rodríguez Gómez Rosa and featuring guest pianist Desmar Guevara.  Torched  Drawing from testimony by those who lived through the devastation, this…

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October 2020

Plena Libre

October 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatro Esperanza, 4261 N 5th Street
Philadephia, PA 19140 United States
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“A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.” - The Boston Herald Spend an evening with the four-time Grammy award-winning virtuoso musicians of Plena Libre – first in an intimate and entertaining introduction to Plena and Bomba exclusively from the Teatro Esperanza archives – then, experience Plena Libre in full regalia with selections from their recent high-octane live performance from Puerto Rico. Plena and Bomba are distinctive musical styles of Puerto Rico. Bandleader Gary Nuñez and his orchestra combine a…

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Bodas de Sangre, Episode 3

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bodas de Sangre  Teatro Quarantine  Episode 3    Directed by Tanaquil Márquez, assistant directed by Yajaira Paredes and edited by Gagik Arshak. Starring Yajaira Paredes, Joel Guerrero, Arianne Bracho Hernandez, Tanaquil Márquez y Anthony Diaz.    Esta noche new characters come into play when both wedding parties meet.  ___________________________________________________________________ Frederico Garcia Lorca’s BODAS DE SANGRE   Teatro Quarantine  Esperanza Arts Center presents Teatro Quarantine’s production of Lorca’s seminal work for the stage as you’ve never experienced it before – produced virtually with actors and sets in remote locations. In the face of the current…

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Bodas de Sangre, Episode 4

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bodas de Sangre Teatro Quarantine Episode 4     Bodas de Sangre Act II. Starring Yajaira Paredes, Arianne Bracho, Joel Guerrero, Lorenza Bernasconi, Daniel Melo, Anthony Diaz, Betsai Gomez, Krystal Rosa, and Emily Fernandez. With cameos by Victor Rodriguez, Estella Felder, Gustavo Luna, Mario Segovia, Lici Gomez, David Gomez, Gael Gomez, and  Katarina Gomez. Directed by Tanaquil Márquez, assistant-directed by Yajaira Paredes and edited by Gagik Ashark, with music by Daniel de Jesús.   Esta noche you are invited to the wedding of La Novia y El Novio! Everyone will be attending, including Leonardo with unfinished business to layout.  ___________________________________________________________________ Frederico Garcia Lorca’s BODAS DE SANGRE   Teatro Quarantine  Esperanza Arts Center presents Teatro…

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November 2020

Bodas de Sangre, Episode 5

November 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bodas de Sangre Teatro Quarantine Episode 5   Starring Yajaira Paredes, Arianne Bracho, Tanaquil Márquez, Victor Rodriguez, Lorenza Bernasconi, Daniel Melo, Anthony Diaz, Krystal Rosa, and Emily Fernandez. Directed by Tanaquil Márquez and edited by Gagik Ashark.   Esta noche tension builds with the newlyweds, their families, and bloodlines. Boundaries are crossed and an impulse decision unravels a lifetime of regret.   ___________________________________________________________________ Frederico Garcia Lorca’s BODAS DE SANGRE   Teatro Quarantine  Esperanza Arts Center presents Teatro Quarantine’s production of Lorca’s seminal work for the stage as you’ve never experienced it before – produced…

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Bodas de Sangre, Episode 6

November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bodas de Sangre Teatro Quarantine Episode 6   Bodas de Sangre Act III. Starring William Márquez, Isabel Sazak, Daniel de Jesus, Tanaquil Márquez, Daniel Melo y Anthony Diaz. Directed by Tanaquil Márquez and edited by Gagik Ashark.   Esta noche La Novia y Leonardo escapes into the forest, tragedy follows as La Luna y La Bendiga intervene.  ___________________________________________________________________ Frederico Garcia Lorca’s BODAS DE SANGRE   Teatro Quarantine  Esperanza Arts Center presents Teatro Quarantine’s production of Lorca’s seminal work for the stage as you’ve never experienced it before – produced virtually with actors and sets in…

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Bodas de Sangre, Episode 7

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bodas de Sangre Teatro Quarantine Episode 7   Starring Yajaira Paredes, Arianne Bracho, Tanaquil Márquez, Lorenza Bernasconi, Daniela Malave, Betsai Gomez, Daniel de Jesus, Krystal Rosa, and Emily Fernandez. Directed by Tanaquil Márquez and edited by Gagik Ashark.   Esta noche La Novia confronts La Madre as the women in the village enter to pay their respects. Now it is time for La Madre to make a decision, what will she choose?   ___________________________________________________________________ Frederico Garcia Lorca’s BODAS DE SANGRE   Teatro Quarantine  Esperanza Arts Center presents Teatro Quarantine’s production of Lorca’s seminal work for the stage as you’ve…

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February 2021

Ologundê

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance February 10, 2021, 7 pm – Livestream To kick-off Voces - spotlighting the arts and traditions of Brazil - Esperanza Arts Center presents a live-streamed celebration of Carnaval with a performance from Teatro Esperanza featuring Ologundê. A live online Q&A and conversation with Dendê Macêdo and the Ologundê ensemble will immediately follow the performance. Ologundê will lead an online workshop with area students as part of their virtual residency at Esperanza Arts Center and a…

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Movimento

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5

Pennsylvania Ballet/Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Celebration of dance, cinema, and Brazilian culture February 24, 2021, 7 pm – Livestream  Esperanza Arts Center spotlights Brazilian artists and storytelling through film and dance in a special double-bill presented in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Ballet and Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Featuring Capoeira In Our Lives - film by Patricia Ovando Pennsylvania Ballet dancers in performance and conversation Live Out Loud - film directed by Glenn Holsten and produced by Freshfly featuring Pennsylvania Ballet dancers TICKETS Make it Brazilian Night at Home! Enjoy authentic…

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March 2021

Minas

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

Brazilian Jazz: Bossa Nova and Samba  Esperanza Arts Center presents Philadelphia’s own Minas as part of Voces 2021 featuring live-streamed performances that spotlight the arts and culture of Brazil.  Led by Orlando and Patricia Haddad, Minas’ impact on the Philadelphia music and cultural scene has been a constant since 1984, when the couple moved from Rio de Janeiro to The City of Brotherly Love. They introduced Philadelphia audiences to Brazilian Carnaval, founded the city’s first samba drum troupe – Philasamba,…

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