Festival Celebration & Awards Ceremony
Guest Country | País Invitado
November 4 at 6pm
Concert by Alvaro Benavides group at 8 pm
Teatro SEA & The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. NYC 10002
Sponsored by: Teatro SEA, The Clemente, Teatro LATEA.
Celebrate BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest 2022 with our festival kick-off event at Teatro SEA and The Clemente! The evening begins with the BORIMIX Awards Ceremony honoring leaders in the Puerto Rican and Venezuelan community, and follows with the opening of our visual arts exhibitions, and special entertainment by Latin Artists. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening celebrating Puerto Rican arts and culture!
¡Celebra BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest 2022 con nuestro evento inaugural en Teatro SEA y El Clemente! La velada comienza con la entrega de premios BORIMIX, para honrar a los líderes de la comunidad puertorriqueña y venezolana, y continúa con la apertura de nuestras exhibiciones de arte, y entretenimiento especial por artistas latinos. ¡No te pierdas esta noche llena de diversión, celebrando el patrimonio, el arte y la cultura puertorriqueños!
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 17th annual BORIMIX: Puerto Rico Fest – NYC’s Latinx cultural landmark event -which features an array of events that include panels, films, theatre, literature, 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 Venezuela.
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