National & International performances
77 th. International Folkloric Dance Festival Izmir, Turkey 2008
1 st. International Folkloric Music Festival Izmir, Turkey 2008
14th. International Folkloric Dance Festival Iskele Municipality, North Cyprus 2009 (CIOFF)
First Prize in Best Music Performance & Mayors Honour Prize
10 th. Art and Culture Festival of Istanbul, Turkey 2009 (CIOFF)
23 th. International Folkloric Dance Competitions Festival Bursa, Turkey 2009
29 th. International Folkloric Dance
Competitions Samsun, Turkey 2009 (CIOFF)
2nd. GOGAKOU Camp Music And Folkloric Dance Festival
Nea Skioni, Greece 2010
16th. Ismailia International Folklore Music Festival
Ismailia, Egypt 2010
2nd. Festival DanzArte Folklórico Competitions
San Juan, Puerto Rico 2011
Second Place for Best Dance Interpretation
17vo. International 23 of April, Children's Day Festival
North Cyprus, 2011 (CIOFF)
11th. International Folklor Festival in the Hanseatic Town Wismar
Germany, 2011 (CIOFF)
42th. International Folkloric Harvest Festival Belgium, Pikkeling
Belgium, 2011 (IOV) (CIOFF)
27th. SIVO Festival
Netherland, 2011 (IOV) (CIOFF)
48 th. Op Rokoaldeis Festival
Netherland, 2013 (IOV)(CIOFF)
V. International Folk Contest- Festival "The Flower of the Sun"
Second Place Traditional Instrument- Tiple Orlando Santiago
Third Place Traditional Song - Abraham Pérez
Peoples Choice Award
XIX Voru Folkloorifestival 2013
Estonia, 2013 (CIOFF)
35th. Dancas do Mundo Festival Internacional de Folklore Terras de Freira Portugal, 2013 (CIOFF)
15th Braga Folk Festival
Portugal 2013 (CIOFF)
12 vo. Certamen de Cultura Mundial de Lares Puerto Rico, 2013
14 vo. Festival de la caña de Hatillo Puerto Rico, 2014
13 vo. Festival Mujeres de Atocpan San Pedro Mejico, 2014 (CIOFF)
19no. Festival Zacatecas del Folklore Internacional
(Fresnillo, Guadalupe, Valparariso, Zacatecas)Mejico, 2014 (CIOFF)
13 vo. Certamen de Cultura Mundial de Lares Puerto Rico, 2014
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AGRUPACIÓN FOLKÓRICA ELMYRBA and BALLET SABOR BORICUA
Since 1996 the Specialized School for Fine Arts has prepared students in performing, liberal and musical arts. Is part of the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This school reunites students from schools around Arecibo area and instructs them on ballet, jazz and folkloric dance and music. Also have programs in music, theatre and visual arts.
Agrupación Folklórica ELMYRBA means ESTUDIO LUDICO de MUSICA Y RITMOS de BAILE AUTOCTONOS.
At 2014 group is reorganized and separating for adult and graduate people with new name Ballet Folklórico Sabor Boricua. Both groups has the same show and cultural background.
II. About us
ELMYRBA Folkloric Ensemble presents a variety show of Puerto Rico Folkloric Heritage with the richness of Taino Indians, Spainish and African cultures which combined create Puerto Rican Folklore.
Repertoire and workshops
1. Traditional dances (XVII, XVIII):
This part presents the traditional dance with the Spain and European influences. The Country dances are called Bailes de Garabato. Presenting dances as Seis, Mazurka, Polca. The Seis Dances has many variations.
2. African Heritage: Bomba (XVIII, XIX):
The Bomba evolved from the traditional African dance and music. It developed in the coast were slaves worked in the sugar cane plantations of the island. Traditional dances and festivities costumes such as Vejigantes, Caballeros (Gentlemen) and Viejitos (Old Men), and la Loca (the crazy medicine woman), Santiago Apostol Festival, Mascara Festival (Hatillo).
Ballroom dances evolved on XIX Century include Danza Puerto Rico National Dance, walts and many Spanish and European heritage and society.
3. Plena (late XIX, XX):
The industrial revolution brought farm people to the cities bringing with them the rhythms and instruments and combine then with the African traditions and rhythms of the coast, creating the Plena.
4. Salsa (XX)
This music is the combination of popular rhythms from the Caribbean Islands. Salsa was born in the Puerto Rican Nationhood in New York by Puerto Rican musician. Today this is the music that represents our culture of Latin rhythm and soul.
Offer workshops every genera it folklore and other dances. Include traditional instrument execution, dance steps for each genera, historic background and performance.
7th. Festival de la Guitarra, Vega Alta Puerto Rico 2015
19th. Plzen International Folklore Festival, Czeck Republic (CIOFF) 2015
11th. IFF Svetlovsky Bal, Czeck Republic 2015
21st International Folklore Festival Frýdek-Místek , Czech Republic 2015(CIOFF/IOV)
5th Festival del Tamal Grande, Hueytamalco Mejico 2015
3ro. Competencias de Juegos de Puerto Rico, DRD Caguas PR, 2do. Lugar folklore
16th. Idaho International Summerfest, Rexburg U.S.A. 2016. (CIOFF)
8vo. Festival de la Guitarra, Vega Alta Puerto Rico, 2016
Festival de Reyes en Arecibo 2017.
10th International Culture and Music Dukafest, Banja Luka,Bosnia & Herzergobina 2017
54th. Jurjevanje v Beli Krajina, Crmonel, Eslovenia 2017 (CIOFF)
10th Days of Mowing,, Kupress, Bosnia & Herzegobina 2017 (CIOFF)
5th, International FIDAF Folk Dance & Music Festival Competition , Days of Belgrade, Serbia 2017
20vo. Festival Navideño, Vega Baja 2017
14vo. Carnaval Vegalteño, Vega Alta 2018
14vo. Festival Regional Leopoldo Santiago Lavandero, Vega Baja 2018, Primer Lugar Obra musical
2do. Festival International Folklore FOLKFEST
Puerto Rico, 2018 (CIOFF)
IV Festival Internacional De Folclore Córdoba,
Méjico 2018 (CIOFF)
Festival Zacatecas del Folclor Internacional Gustavo Vaquera Contreras
6to encuentro Internacional de Folklore de La Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Méjico 2018
VII Festival Internacional de Folklore 2018 “EL MUNDO DANZA EN TLAXCALA” Méjico 2018 (CIOFF)
15va. Pueblo De La Fraternidad De Las Danzas De Carnaval En Tlaxcala
Méjico 2019 (CIOFF)
15th Wereld Dancefestival Schagen SIFF
Paises Bajos, 2019
21st Festival Folklorique de Haute Lande Morcenx Francia 2019 (CIOFF)
50th International Folkloristisch Oosgsfeest Pikkeling, Aalst Bélgica, 2019 (CIOFF) (AS ELMYRBA)