Borinquen Dance Theatre Performance
Don't miss an exciting performance from the Borinquen Dance Theatre!
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
Borinquen Dance Theatre is a dance company based in Rochester, that blends traditional forms of Puerto Rican dance with contemporary and modern styles. They also have special professionalization programs for high school students from the Rochester City School District for anything from arts management to costume design to dance performance.
About Borinquen Dance Theatre
Borinquen Dance Theatre was born in 1981 at the Puerto Rican Festival of Rochester, NY. Garth Fagan spontaneously announced that his former dancer, Nydia Padilla-Rodríguez, would soon be offering dance classes. Nydia did not back away from the challenge. Soon thereafter, she began teaching exercise classes to adults in various centers and Rochester school gyms. Her small group learned folkloric dances – such as bomba and plena — from her family’s native island of Puerto Rico.
The Theatre incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2002. Dance classes have been meeting year-round at Hochstein School of Music and Dance since 1985, providing access to a world class dance studio. Rochester youth also have the opportunity to participate through Borinquen’s outreach program available at several schools, that have included James Monroe and East high schools in the Rochester City School District, Young Women’s College Prep Charter School as well as Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School.
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Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Arts Program