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August 2019

Cardboard Playhouse Presents Disney’s Aladdin, Dual Language Edition

August 2August 4
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7 pm—Friday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Disney’s Aladdin, Dual Language Edition features the Academy Award-winning score from Disney’s animated classic, with lyrics in both Spanish and English and a revamped plot that creates dramatic necessity for the bilingual script. The story begins centuries ago, when the royalty of Agrabah spoke one language and the citizens another. Communication is impossible without translation—which is controlled by the evil vizier, Jafar. When the rebellious princess Jazmin and a delinquent street rat, Aladdin, meet in the marketplace, they find something special in one another. Together, they work to transcend the barriers between them, and, with a little magic, help create a better future for themselves and for Agrabah. This touching musical adventure will thrill both Spanish- and English-speaking audiences!

$10, $12, $15 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and under, and NHCC Foundation members

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Breathe, Barelas, Breathe: A Staged Reading of a Trilogy of One-Act Plays

7 pm
Orpheum Arts Space
500 2nd St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

This will be a staged reading of the entire trilogy (90 minutes). Arrive early to see a photo exhibit about Barelas. Followed by refreshments.

This trilogy of one-act plays is written by Barelas resident playwrights Raúl Garza, Leonard Madrid and Mónica Sánchez, and inspired by the history, dreams and musings of one of Albuquerque’s oldest neighborhoods. This trilogy has been developed with the support of Artful Life’s El Puente/Barelas project and in partnership with the NHCC and Homewise.

Two additional readings of the plays are below:

PAST
Sunday, July 28, 6 pm at B. Ruppe Drugstore parking lot
807 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Free food and drink followed by a reading of excerpts from the trilogy.

Wednesday, July 31, 7 pm at the NHCC Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Staged reading of the entire trilogy (90 minutes) followed by refreshments.

The playwrights: 

Raúl Garza is a Barelas-inspired playwright who tells stories that resound with culture, identify, and sense of place. His full-length play, Fantasmaville, received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raúl explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and travel beyond his means. www.theraulito.com.

Leonard Madrid works as a designer, actor, playwright, and educator in Albuquerque. His plays, Tecolotito, Perla, and Aurora, have received a Kennedy Center’s Award for Latino Playwrights. Other plays have received readings and performances around the nation. www.leonardmadrid.org.

Mónica Sánchez has followed her bliss toward a life in the theatre and the theatre of life. She has been a professional theatre maker for the last three decades and happily resides in Barelas. This fall she will join the faculty at Colorado College as Assistant Professor of Playwriting and Performance. www.dramatista.com.

Breathe, Barelas, Breathe Flyer HERE

Domingos en Arte: The Juani de la Isla Quartet

August 4

6 pm

Domingos en Arte, the summer music and dance series presented by MelazaMusic and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, is now in its fourth season, with concerts scheduled through August. We have invited a wide range of Latin artists for family-friendly summer Sundays that feature live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine in the NHCC’s enchanting Fountain Courtyard.

On August 4, the new cross-cultural musical ensemble The Juani de la Isla Quartet, founded by acclaimed flamenco guitarist Juani de la Isla, explores the fusion of rhythm and melodic junctures among flamenco, Latin music, and Latin jazz in a genre-spanning performance. Juani de la Isla, highly praised in Spain as a flamenco accompanist and soloist, has recorded over 150 albums with artists worldwide. The ensemble also features Latin jazz pianist and violinist Dr. Mariano Morales, from Puerto Rico; Cuban-born bassist Yosmel Montijo; and Latin Grammy-winning percussionist and cajón player Diego “El Negro,” from Venezuela.

$15 w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; free for children 12 and younger

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 6

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Film: Los amores cobardes

7 pm

In August, the Center continues its partnership with Instituto Cervantes to present films in the organization’s current Espacio femenino series. Instituto Cervantes has offered this series since 2010, presenting contemporary work by women filmmakers and focusing on women’s concerns and issues.

When Eva, a young, independent cartoonist, returns home to Málaga for the summer holidays to spend time with her mother and her best friend Gema, she unexpectedly encounters an old boyfriend. She has had no contact with Rubén since he broke off their relationship, with no explanation and no farewell, six years earlier. While reflecting on the past, Eva will have to make decisions about the future. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2018; Carmen Blanco; Spanish with English subtitles; 92 minutes; rated PG-13.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Live Pop-Up Salsa: Son Como Son and Ivón Ulibarrí & Café Mocha

August 9

7 pm

MelazaMusic and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present a live pop-up salsa event with Son Como Son and Ivón Ulibarrí & Café Mocha. This family-friendly event, also featuring drinks and delicious Latin cuisine, will be held in the NHCC’s enchanting Fountain Courtyard.

$12 w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; free for children 12 and younger

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¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 13

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Domingos en Arte: Redobles de Cultura

August 18

6 pm

Domingos en Arte, the summer music and dance series presented by MelazaMusic and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, is completing its fourth season, with the final concert scheduled for August 18. We have invited a wide range of Latin artists for family-friendly summer Sundays that feature live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine in the NHCC’s enchanting Fountain Courtyard.

Redobles de Cultura is a collective of top New York City-based, next generation Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean bomba practitioners, cultural workers, and educators. Their work highlights the deep roots of Afro-Diaspora traditions, tracing their relevance through contemporary, urban, and global realities. Members include Nelson “Mateo” González, Julia Loíza Gutiérrez-Rivera, Nicky “Caja Dura” Laboy, Kyle Matthews, and Nina Dilet Rodríguez.

$15 w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; free for children 12 and younger

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 20

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Film: A palabra xusta/La palabra justa

7 pm

In August, the Center continues its partnership with Instituto Cervantes to present films in the organization’s current Espacio femenino series. Instituto Cervantes has offered this series since 2010, presenting contemporary work by women filmmakers and focusing on women’s concerns and issues.

A palabra xusta is a game invented by a teacher for her students, in which each child writes, in one word, what s/he has learned in that day’s class. The answers are put on the board, and everyone chooses the best—the right word. In Miguel Piñeiro’s documentary, 92-year-old Antía “Tita” Cal Vázquez, who founded the Rosalía de Castro School in Vigo in 1961, engages in a conversation with her cherished photographs and her memories. In a house where time seems to have stopped, on a journey that crosses the boundaries of time and space, she searches for the right words to tell us about her childhood, her vocation, the great love of her life—everything that shaped her as a woman and an educator. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2016; Miguel Piñeiro; Galician and Spanish with English subtitles; 108 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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