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BORIMIX 2020: November 6 – 30

November 6 – 30, 2020

BORIMIX: A full month of Cultural Exchange between Puerto Rico and Haití

The Clemente is proud to co-produce this annual event that’s celebrated during Puerto Rican Heritage Month. The Clemente has long been a multicultural and multiracial hub of cultural exchange and production. It is fitting that we recognize Haiti as this year’s guest country, underscoring its unique and significant influence on culture and revolution in this country, during a year in which peoples from around the world have resolved to support the Movement for Black Lives.

As a part of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, November,  The Clemente, Teatro SEA, and Teatro La TEA will host the fifteenth annual BORIMIX, a month long, city-wide festival of Puerto Rican Artists working in film, theatre, dance, music and the visual arts. This year, the group will feature Haití as a guest country, which is a part of the annual tradition of recognizing and honoring the mutual bonds across nations. In collaboration with a range of institutions committed to both Puerto Rican and Haitian arts and culture, BORIMIX will present multidisciplinary events throughout the month. BORIMIX will be streamed through Facebook Live: @teatroseanyc @teatrolatea and @theclemente.

Opening night of BORIMIX 2020 will be broadcast Friday, November 6th at 7PM with a presentation of its annual BORIMIX Award Ceremony, and with its honorees soon to be announced. This ceremony will recognize and honor artists, institutions and community leaders who have advocated for Puerto Rican or Haitian citizens in the USA or in their countries.

This year BORIMIX will include three art exhibits, opening on Saturday, November 7th at 7PM. The audience will be able to visit two of them in person while maintaining social distance, while the third one will be streamed. The exhibition entitled Breathing History: Chapel of Reflection, 2020 by Diógenes Ballester will take place at the Abrazo Interno Gallery. This exhibition includes the installation Globalization, Post-Industrialism and Syncretism, 1999. This installation is a reflection on the exchanges of the Afro-descendant Diaspora between French people and immigrants from the former colonies exposed to the transnational world. Meanwhile, Ayiti mon amour by Patricia Brintle will be shown at the LES Gallery. Her art calls the viewer to thoughtful reflection as they discover something new in the Haitian life, culture, and history. Brintle’s art bridges the gap between the Haitian on the island and the Haitian Diaspora. The virtual art exhibit, Bori-Ayiti: Tree of Visions, has been curated by Maksaens Denis, Michelange Quay, and Miguel Trelles. This exhibit will be dedicated to the memory of Puerto Rican Artist Arnaldo Roche.

For a full schedule of events, please visit www.borimix.com