R.Evolución Latina – NonProfit Spotlight March 2011

Who is R.Evolución Latina?

R.Evolución Latina is a nonprofit organization working under the umbrella of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, one of the largest non-profits in New York City. The directors and founders are Broadway show veterans looking to empower communities (especially the Latino community) through the arts. We’ve collaborated with Broadway shows like "In the Heights" and "Chicago", celebrities like Antonio Banderas, and brands like NIKE. In addition we continue to partner with events and companies in the metro area like the Public Theater, Teatro StageFest, Borimix Festival, etc. while providing our own *free * arts programming throughout the city.

What is your organizational mission?

We are a collective of artists and activists committed to empowering the artistic community in order to inspire growth within the Latino community through collaboration, productions, and educational support programs.

What is your organization up to at the moment?

R.Evolución Latina's is currently hosting its first Choreographers Festival which celebrates the transformational power of Dance while creating a cultural exchange to inspire and empower our artistic and Latino communities. R.Evolución Latina will host 18 dancers from the Dance Company D1 of Peru founded by Vania Masias, who is a true example of how you can make a difference in your community through art. D1 is a nonprofit Cultural Association that strives to make leaders out of talented youth from marginalized sectors of Peru.

How can CUP Members be involved?

Our motto is Dare to Go Beyond. This is our first Choreographer's Festival taking place in March and culminating with performances on March 28-29. We certainly invite the CUP community to come out to any of the performances. We are also looking for continued sponsorship. Some of our current sponsors include Deutsche Bank, Dance New Amsterdam, Hostelling International, and the Manhattan Movement Arts Center. Our purpose with this event is uniting people through the universal language of Dance and also to support our partner organization D1 and the amazing youth work they are doing in Peru. We are looking for individuals and/or groups who can sponsor us in the way of meals/groceries and transportation (metrocard support) for the D1 company while they are in NYC for the Festival. Anyone interested in sponsorship should contact Ioana Alfonso at io@revolucionlatina.org.

To learn more about the organization and their current Festival, visit the website www.revolucionlatina.org