The Hispanic Federation and Sandra Rivera Projects present a program inspired by the life of Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos. The program will feature dance, music and poetry.
PERFORMANCE DATE: February 17
TIME: 7 pm
PLACE: Julia de Burgos Cultural Center @1680 Lexington Avenue (106 Street)
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ABOUT SANDRA RIVERA (Choreographer) - Sandra Rivera was born and raised in New York City where her parents migrated from Puerto Rico and settled the family in East Harlem. She began her training at the Tina Ramirez School of Spanish Dance. A founding member of Ballet Hispanico, she has maintained a long association with the company as a dancer and educator. For over twenty-five years she has choreographed and performed contemporary dances that incorporate diverse Latino dance forms that include folkloric, social and flamenco dance in concert settings and places of worship. Drawing on her Puerto Rican heritage she has created and produced work for the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center including the autobiographical: Barrio Girl, A Life Through Dance and Path of the Artist - An Homage to Julia de Burgos. Her community-based work on three original productions for El Museo del Barrio’s annual Three Kings Day event led her to create a 50-member ensemble piece: Aguinaldo - A Puerto Rican Celebration, performed at St. Cecilia Church. She has been a teaching artist for numerous institutions, including Ballet Hispanico, El Museo del Barrio.Most recently she was featured in From the Horses’s Mouth, Celebrating New York’s Clark Center for the Performing Arts with performances atAaron Davis Hall and the 92 Street Y.