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Mission Statement

Folklore y Ritmos de Panam of Austin is a non-profit projection ballet. Its members perform authentic Panamanian dances and dramatizations with the goal of sharing its love of culture with others. All costumes and set designs are carefully selected to represent the different regions of the Central American isthmus.

Folkore y Ritmos de Panam de Austin es una compaa de danza sin fines de lucro. Sus miembros ejecutan danzas y dramatizaciones Panameas autnticas con el fin de compartir el amor por su cultura con los dems. Todo el vestuario y diseos son cuidadosamente seleccionados para representar las diversas regiones del Istmo Centroamericano.

Description

Folklore y Ritmos de Panam of Austin was founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Marta McInnis as a way to express and share the love for her culture with others.

The Panamanian native began folkloric dancing as a young adult when she joined the University of Panam’s dance troupe Baila Panam Baila. She crafted her performing expertise by participating in workshops and presentations that culminated in the formation of her dance company. McInnis first conceptualized forming the troupe while volunteering for the International Fair at St. Louis Church in Austin in 2000.

The feedback and support from others in the community were key in formalizing the mission. Since its inception, Folklore y Ritmos has served as a vehicle for cultural exchange between the dance troupe and various agencies, organizations and individuals throughout Texas. The hope is to expand our geography and spread our mission to other regions of the United States and beyond.

The group enjoys a strong following with guests coming from throughout Texas, with a loyal base in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Killeen. Folklore y Ritmos has become a permanent fixture in some regional events while it continues to expand to new areas.

Board of Directors

Rogelio A. McInnis - President Itzel Mcclaren - Vice-President Lorena Daniel - Secretary Jeannett Mueller - Treasurer Sulipsa Luque - Director of Public Relations

Organization Objectives

Folklore y Ritmos de Panam of Austin’s mission is to support, encourage and promote the understanding of the traditions and culture of Panama by conducting public performances of dance, music, and theater.

The company also strives to extend its cultural expression to local school districts and other educational institutions. It recognizes its responsibility to develop programs to make its performances accessible to the diverse population that composes the Texas community.

Folklore y Ritmos de Panama prides itself in building a highly versatile repertoire that contains both traditional as well as modern interpretations from throughout Panam’s regions and diverse populations. To fulfill this end of its mission, the company has began supporting its junior troupe, with the anticipation of having these young talents join the Professional Company.

Since its inception in 2002, Folklore y Ritmos de Panama has served as a vehicle for cultural exchange between the dance group and various agencies, organizations and individuals throughout Texas. The hope is to expand our geography and spread its mission to other regions of the United States and beyond.

Sobre Folkore y Ritmos de Panam

Folklore y Ritmos de Panam en Austin fue fundado en el 2002 por la Directora Artstica Sra. Marta McInnis en una manera de expresar y compartir su amor por la cultura panamea.

Nacida en Panam, la Sra. McInnis inicia su carrera como parte del elenco Baila Panam Baila en la Universidad de Panam. Perfecciona su experiencia artstica participando en talleres y en diferentes presentaciones que culminaron con la formacin de su grupo folklrico de baile en Austin. El concepto de un grupo en los Estados Unidos se inici con la participacin como voluntaria en la Feria Internacional de la iglesia de St. Louis en la ciudad de Austin en el ao 2000. La recepcin y apoyo de la comunidad panamea y otras comunidades dentro de Texas fueron la clave principal en formalizar esta meta.

Folklore y Ritmos de Panam ha servido como vnculo cultural de intercambio con agencias, organizaciones e individuos a travs de Texas. Nuestro ideal es expandir nuestra misin a otras regiones dentro y fuera de los Estados Unidos.

Folklore y Ritmos de Panam con el apoyo leal de invitados provenientes de Dallas, Houston, San Antonio y Killeen a nuestro evento anual ha contribuido de una manera u otra a que seamos una tradicin permanente en algunos eventos regionales, mientras continuamos expandindonos a nuevas reas.

Objetivos de la Organizacin

La misin de Folklore y Ritmos de Panam es apoyar, alentar y promover la tradicin y cultura de Panam a travs de sus presentaciones de bailes, msica y obras teatrales.

El grupo est dirigido a expresar su cultura a escuelas pblicas locales y otras instituciones educativas. Reconoce la responsabilidad de desarrollar programas que sean accesibles a la diversa poblacin del estado de Texas.

Folklore y Ritmos de Panam se enorgullece de sus esfuerzos en construir un repertorio de alta calidad que contenga piezas tradicionales de distintas regiones de la repblica panamea, al igual que interpretaciones modernas. En el cumplimiento de esta parte de nuestra misin, hemos estado apoyando nuestro grupo juvenil con la iniciativa de que estos jvenes talentosos puedan llegar a participar como miembros activos de la organizacin.

Website

http://panamaenaustin.org

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