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PERFORMERS

NALAC NATIONAL CONFERENCE. SEIZING THE MOMENT NOW Bronx and Washington Heights, they rhyme seamlessly through English and Spanish. They have performed all over the world gracing the stage with artists like KRSOne, Pitbull, NinaSky, Joel Ortiz, Anita Tijoux and Mala Rodriguez.

Julia López Julia López is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who is an advocate of Arts for All and arts education to effect Social Change and Justice. A 2009 NELI Fellow (Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute) at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Research and has a BA in Theater Arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Pasión y Arte Founded in 2000, by Artistic Director Elba Hevia y Vaca, Pasión y Arte Flamenco Company has achieved a reputation for creating groundbreaking contemporary feminist flamenco that is also deeply steeped in the centuries old traditions of the southern Spanish masters. Their critically acclaimed works are noted for their innovative choreography and technical precision.

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol Born and raised in Puerto Rico, moved to Philadelphia to continue her education and has been working as a Musician, Therapist, Teacher, Dancer, and Interpreter/ Translator. She is the co-founder of the “Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol” dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from all over Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ballet Hispanico Celebrating 42 years of dance and culture, Ballet Hispanico is recognized as the nation’s premier Latino dance organization. Led by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the Company boasts a rich

and diverse repertory of over 100 works by the foremost choreographers and emerging artists of our time. The works expand on founder Tina Ramirez’s legacy of exploring the diversity of Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance powered by theatricality and passion. The Company has performed for an audience of nearly 3 million, throughout 11 countries, on 3 continents.

Raíces de Borinquen / Familia Rojas Philadelphia’s oldest Puerto Rican folkloric dance company, is an 11-member, multigenerational ensemble including drummers, dancers, singers and vejigantes (clown-like characters in Puerto Rican festivals who wear ornate masks and billowing costumes with bat-like wings). Raíces de Borinquen/Familia Rojas performs the African-Puerto Rican traditional dance, bomba, in which the dancers interact with the drummers while, at the same time, the drummers mimic the dancer’s every move on the barril--a single-headed wooden barrel drum traditionally used in Puerto Rican bomba music.

Ozomatli Celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities. Their music — a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga.

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2012 NALAC Conference Program Booklet  

The 2012 NALAC National Conference: Seizing the Moment NOW! was hosted in Philadelphia on October 17-21, 2012. Learn more about the National...

2012 NALAC Conference Program Booklet  

The 2012 NALAC National Conference: Seizing the Moment NOW! was hosted in Philadelphia on October 17-21, 2012. Learn more about the National...

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