Developing original productions and
Showcasing the talent of minority artists since 1992
Tour of the 5 Boroughs
May 21 - June 24
SOLILUNA: a magical voyage thru 5 continents of the world is an interactive bilingual (Spanish/English) multicultural theatrical performance piece with international music which includes puppets which morph into actor/dancers, video-projections, original art and animation. It is based on folktales featuring the sun and the moon. This project is designed not only to entertain the whole family, but also to educate us about our similarities, cultural diversity, and the creativity of the human spirit.
Since the beginning of time, people created tales and stories that attempted to explain the sun and the moon. These folktales were passed down verbally from generation to generation, each culture having its own version. The principal characters in this piece, Sun and Moon, appear in the form of puppets, actor/dancers and animated characters as friends, siblings, spouses, heroes and villains in these folktales. Throughout the production there are two other actors that portray different characters that are puppets, actor/dancers and animated characters.
The five folktales that we have selected are from Nigeria, Spain, Tonga, India, and Mexico. They have been curated, adapted, and directed by Danisarte’s Producing Artistic Director Alicia Kaplan. The original artwork for the video was created by Panamanian/Venezuelan artist Leandro Comrie-Pepin, and the original puppets were created by Cuban/Puerto Rican artist Elaine Mendez-Torres.
This program is supported, in part, by Public Funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Lorca’s Lasting Legacy Dramatic Concerts
Two unforgettable multi-media dramatic concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists inspired by the iconic Spanish playwright, poet, and musician Federico Garcia Lorca, performing both traditional and original innovative dramatic musical selections.
El Legado perdurable de Lorca conciertos dramáticos
Dos Inolvidables conciertos dramáticos con multimedia, inspirados en la vida y obra del icónico escritor español Federico García Lorca. Con un elenco internacional de cantantes, músicos y bailarines, interpretando su obra de una manera tanto tradicional como moderna.
Amaya Arberas: Soprano from Spain
David Galvez: Guitarist from Peru
Dayramir Gonzalez: Composer/Pianist from Cuba
Inma Heredia: Spanish Show woman (Singer/Dancer/Actress)
Yuto Kanazawa: Jazz Guitarist from Japan
Tali Roth: Israeli Concert Guitarist
Shigeko Sara Suga : Dancer from Japan/Korea
Dandara Veiga: Ballet/Modern Dancer from Brazil
Balam Dance Theatre: Contemporary dance inspired by Balinese theatre, flamenco, and world dance with
Carlos Fittante & Barbara Romero
Danisar Productions, Inc. d.b.a. Danisarte is a not-for-profit 501-c3 award-winning bilingual company whose mission is to develop original productions to increase understanding among people of many cultures and nations developing and showcase the talents of minority artists. A springboard for many novice artists and an experimental company for seasoned performers, Danisarte has been a pioneering advocate for inclusion and racial equality and a leader in diversity, non-traditional, gender and color-blind casting since its inception in 1992.
Danisarte es una compañía bilingüe de teatro y video 501-c3 sin ánimo de lucro, cuya misión es desarrollar producciones en Inglés y Español,
como también descubrir y promover el talento artístico de las minorías.
Un trampolín para noveles artistas y una compañía experimental para desarrollar y presentar trabajos originales.
Danisarte ha sido pionera en abogar por la inclusión e igualdad racial y líder en diversidad y casting no tradicional desde su creación en 1992.
October/Octubre 29, 2022
Danisarte’s Celebration of our 30th year of existence
as well as our Founder and Producing Artistic Director
Alicia Kaplan’s Birthday
239 W. 14th Street, NYC
Lorca's Legacy /
el Legado de Lorca 2022
June/Junio 5th, 2022
239 W. 14th St,
NY, NY 10011
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Danza Duende Creative Workshop
Sundays May 15 • 22 • 29, 2022
The Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Avenue, New York City
This unique workshop will guide us, thru a series of acting and dance techniques and sequences, improvisation, and group sessions, to enable us to free our spirit and Duende and allow us the opportunity of freedom of expression and creation to transform us into joyful and inspired artists and people.
Welcome to My World / Bienvenidos a mi Mundo
with / con Alicia
Premiere of our Special Mother's Day Episode:
Remembering Ruth Antonofsky
Sunday, May 9th, 2021
11:00 am PST • 2:00 pm EST
"Remembering my Mama Ruth Antonofsky" is a tribute to Alicia Kaplan's mother, via a heartfelt short film and a recorded conversation between Alicia and Ruth interspersed with pictures about her life, her voyage from New York to Caracas, Venezuela, where she became an artist, her children and grandchildren, her return to New York, a second marriage to the love of her life, and a New York career in the entertainment field.
BENCHMARKS / LOGROS
In 2021, Danisarte presented its fourth bilingual Lorca festival Lorca Forever/Lorca por Siempre in person and virtually with the participation of two dozen international and national artists at La Nacional in New York City. "Soliluna: a magical voyage thru five continents” was also presented at the same site as part of the New York City Artist Corp.
Our Producing Artistic Director Alicia Kaplan was also interviewed on several international programs. She inaugurated and is the host of the bilingual program Welcome to my World/Bienvenidos a mi Mundo, which streams on the YouTube Channel AkDanisarte.
In June 2020, Danisarte became the first Hispanic Artistic Company to present its third Lorca festival
"Lorca Lives/Lorca Vive" virtually.
In 2019, Danisarte presented two Lorca Festivals. Requiem for Lorca / Requiem por Lorca & Celebrating Lorca / Celebrando a Lorca at La Nacional in New York City. Danisarte also was invited to present their production of “SOLILUNA“ at the International theatrical festival in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
In 2018, Alicia Kaplan & Danisarte received the "Galardon ACE 2018" from the Association of Latino Entertainment Critics of New York on their 50th Anniversary celebration.
In 2017, Alicia Kaplan, Danisarte's Founder and Producing Artistic Director, received the "Concepcion Arenal Ponte Award" from the Latin American Cultural Center & Latin American Women's Council on its 31st Annual Celebration of Women's History Month.
In 2016, Danisarte invited by the Governor, toured Risaralda, Colombia with "SOLILUNA",
and presented the same as a trilingual (Spanish, English, and Chinese) production at the historic Saint George's Church in New York, celebrating Human Rights Day, December 10, 2016.
Alicia Kaplan: Premio A.C.E. (New York Latino Critics’ Award) por Admirable Trayectoria.
In 2015, Alicia Kaplan received the Reconocimiento "Gabriela Mistral, Frida Kahlo, Julia De Burgos"
from the Galo Plaza International Committee for her work as an Actress, Director, and Cultural Activist.
In 2014, Alicia Kaplan: Distinción de Honor/Honor of Distinction from "Casita Mata Con Hacha"
(Galería y Museo de arte Caborrojeño) Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.
In 2013, Danisarte received a Special Recognition Award from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) and Premio Arte on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
Danisarte inaugurated the series Pasaporte Cultural / Cultural Passport in collaboration with
El Taller Boricua at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in New York City in 2009.
Danisarte received the Association of Latin Critics of New York (A.C.E.) Award in 2005 & 2009 for Theatrical Institution of the year.
Danisarte recibio el Premio Institucional A.C.E. (Asociacion de Cronistas de Espectaculos de Nueva York) en 2005 y 2009.
Our Producing Artistic Director, Alicia Kaplan received the Diplome de Medaille'd'Argent
from the Societe Academique D'Education et D'Encouragement of France.
Danisarte is a not-for-profit 501C3,
and donations are appreciated
for the continuation of our artistic mission.
Our mailing address:
1 Union Square South, Suite 17M,
New York, N.Y. 10003
Receipt and Fed. I.d. will be provided.
PREMIOS A.C.E. 2005, 2009, 2015, &2018
Association of Latin Entertainment
Critics of New York Awards