OPEN CALL Fall 2015 Performances!

Milteri Tucker, Richard Rivera, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones



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Pepatian received funding from the Jerome Foundation, as well as the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Bronx Council on the Arts, to create “Open Call,” a collaborative project in wonderful partnership with BAAD! which provided three emerging artists – Milteri Tucker, Richard Rivera and Rebecca Lloyd-Jones – with access to free rehearsal space and mentorship support to create new, full-evening length works. 

 Project mentors included a stellar list of accomplished artists: Merian Soto, Silvana Cardell, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Jorge Merced, Antonio Ramos, and Susana Cook. 

 Arthur Aviles also provided technical/production (and yes! plenty of moral) support to the artists along their creative journeys. 

Project Director: Jane Gabriels


Young Roots Performance Series continues!

Oct 30 Caridad De La Luz/La Bruja and NeNe Ali

with Desmar Guevara and DJ DP One

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Eight artists performed at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in 2011-13, and October 30 marks the beginning of the second series co-curated with the original artists.

Young Roots Performance Series, 2011-13



Out of La Negrura / Out of Blackness

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Creating Connections: Latina Artists on the Move! features documentary film focusing on the creative processes of the original dance theater project, Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness created in collaboration by Sita Frederick, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia and Marion Ramirez, along with live performances by these three artists, plus performances by Odylle “Bgirl Mantis” Beder, Beatrice Capote, Jadele McPherson.

Artists participated in a creative process workshop led by award-winning choreographer Merian Soto (

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Marion Ramirez

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

April 18, 2015

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Part of Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc program presented in collaboration with Casita Maria, offering free performances and programs



Leenda Bonilla

Mainland Mix


“Bronx Speaks: Making Place”

BxAA exhibition

March 6 – 8, 2015

Bronx Museum of the Arts





All activities are funded, in part, by public funds from the New York State Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and the generosity of individual donations.