BORIMIX Puerto Rico Fest makes Puerto Rican arts accessible to a multi-ethnic and multi-generational audience, promoting creative collaboration between Latinx artists.
BORIMIX Puerto Rico Fest was established in 2006 by Clemente visual artist resident Miguel Trelles and Manuel Moran/Teatro SEA at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in the Lower East Side. This November long festival showcases Puerto Rican and Latin American art in a range of mediums and disciplines.
Thanks to its partnership with The Clemente, Borimix has transformed Puerto Rican Heritage Month into a gathering of Puerto Rico’s diaspora artists with Latin Americans from all over New York. The Festival now takes place citywide and highlights the impact of the Puerto Rican/LatinX community on the arts and cultural life of the City, the Nation, and the Hemisphere.
We are ready to host our 16th annual BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest – NYC’s Latinx cultural landmark event -which features an array of events that include panels, films, theatre, music and the visual arts. These events highlight the impact of Puerto Rican identity and arts & culture within the City, Nation, and Hemisphere, as it intersects with other Latinx identities. This year’s edition is dedicated to the 500 years of San Juan.
Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatre in the United States. Its celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and main stage performances, workshops and residencies, among others. The organization, established by Dr. Manuel A. Morán, currently has offices in San Juan, New York, and Florida. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary in 2010, SEA opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at “The Clemente” Teatro SEA, the nation’s only Latino Children’s Theatre. www.teatrosea.org
Founded in 1982 by Nelson Tamayo, Nelson Landrieu, Mateo Gomez and Marta García. Latin American Theater Experiment Associates (Teatro LATEA) reflects the concern of these award-winning actors with the underrepresentation of Latinos in North American theater. When the Solidaridad Humana bilingual educational program anchored at former P.S. 160 ceased to exist, the founders developed a communal theater space. Shortly thereafter LATEA found itself as the sole tenant of the former Public School building. Serendipitously, its members and Ed Vega Yunqué manged to safeguard a formidable city-owned building for downtown Latino arts. In 1993 Ed Vega and the LATEA founders established the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (The Clemente). During its illustrious 38 year history, Teatro LATEA has been widely acknowledged for its contributions to the performing arts. www.teatrolatea.org
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. (The Clemente) is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. The Clemente’s houses and promotes artists and performance events. The Clemente provides spaces uniquely adaptable to the creative vision and goals of theatrical and dance production companies, start-ups, film and fashion shoots, special events, festivals and others wishing to test new grounds in facilities unlikely to be found elsewhere in the city. www.theclementecenter.org