2015

Note from director/founder Luis Salgado: Focusing on “Tell Your story “ as our theme this year made a huge impact on everyone that came in touch with our organization. We had the honor to hear many inspiring stories of those that dare to go beyond and follow their dreams from the mouths of our youth at camp to the artists that inspire hundreds on a Broadway stage 8 times a week. What we learned from listening is that we are filling a gap with the work we do and that Art truly is our strongest tool.

In 2016 we will continue to celebrate artists and individuals that work with, volunteer for and inspire our organization. We will produce our 2nd Choreographers Festival that will unite people through the language of dance and empower choreographers, dancers, and audience alike to make a difference and dare to go beyond. Through this production we will bring an international group of artists, audience members, and supporters together for a journey of self-discovery.

Best of 2015

Tell your Story was the focus and drive of RL’s programs, events, interviews and more in 2015. We believe that each of us has a different story, that if shared will inspire and connect our community.

  • Beyond Workshop Series. 8 years providing training to over 700 artists in NYC and Latin America. A community of Artists growing together, overcoming fears, believing in themselves and becoming aware of the change they can create with their Art. The BWS class of 2015 became a community of RL ambassadors throughout New York and Latin America after an inspiring month of free training at the National Dance Institute.
  • Kids Beyond Broadway. We took 25 campers from our 2015 D2GB Summer Camp to On Your Feet, The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. They had the opportunity to meet cast members including Ana Villafañe who plays the title character Gloria Estefan. Choreographer Sergio Trujillo, who is a huge RL supporter, spent time with the kids reminding them that anything is possible if they continue Daring to Go Beyond.
  • Collaborations.The Miracle Center, Broadway Meets Wall Street, People en Español, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), Broadway Cares Flea Market, are among the many organizations we collaborated with this year.
  • 8th Annual D2GB Children’s Performing Arts Camp Campers took classes with over 25 professional artists from the Broadway, film and T.V. industries and were guided by long time RL artist Matthew Steffens. Over 400 applications received, 200 children participated throughout the 5 days receiving 64 classes in dance, acting, storytelling, singing and more.
  • D2GB School Arts Program.This year RL took a break from its weekly school visits, but answered the call of individual visits when requested by the school. We look forward to reaching out to more schools in 2016.
  • Videos, Blogs & Social Media. Our videos and blogs told the stories of artists who are following their dreams and making a difference. With the opening of On Your Feet, The Emilio & Gloria Estefan story we were honored to share the stories of Latinos on Broadway. We produced 4 special videos celebrating 10 members from the Broadway cast.
  • Our TeamRickey Tripp, faculty member of Beyond Workshop Series led the program this year. Matthew Steffens led the D2GB Summer Camp, and Heather Hogan led some of the artistic projects and collaborations.
    R.Evolución Latina continues to be guided and directed by Luis Salgado and Gabriela Garcia. We want to thank our advisory board and our parent organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for guiding us through another year.Many thanks to all of the volunteers that support our mission and believe in what we do.
  • Fundraising. We continue to find new fun and active ways to engage our community in order to increase our donations and support. We are very happy with the results from our 2 main fundraising events of the year, helping us increase our revenue by 20% from 2013.
  • Dare 2 Give 5 weeks of online fundraising, using mainly active interaction through social media we were able
    to raise $12,395.
  • RL’s Dance-A-Thon 2015This dance community event of 5 hours raised $26,800.

Download our 2015 Annual Report and the Financial Statement for a complete list of events, facts and impact of our mission around the world.

 


 

2014

Note from director/founder Luis Salgado: Each year we strive for a revolution of evolution that inspires and empowers through the Arts. In the last two years our Dance-A-Thon has provided us with new economic strategies that support our growth and outreach. After seven years of committed work we continue to expand beyond NYC through engaging collaborations to Spain, The Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico and cities throughout the U.S.

Take a look at our 2014!

  • 7 years providing training to over 700 artists in NYC and Latin America. This year BWS had an interdisciplinary format with classes in dance, voice and acting. A total of 37 young artists made up the class of 2014, 25 from NYC and 13 international participants from Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil. Watch video HERE.
  • Watch our Exclusive Screening of the 2013 Beyond Workshop Series Documentary directed and edited by Elias Avalos.
  • Kids Beyond Broadway. This year we were able to provide tickets to students and volunteers to see ROCKY Broadway, The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice and Wonderland at The Joyce Theater, El Apagón/Blackout at Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and movie premiers of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and “Million Dollar Arm”.
  • RL’s circle effect brought a revolution to the United Nations. Broadway performers combined with RL artists, BWS students and D2GB campers performed an original medley, for world leaders and dignitaries who believe that art can make a huge impact on children around the world. This was the first time that a live performance took place during the Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations in NYC. Watch video HERE.
  • Our D2GB Children’s Performing Arts Camp focused on 5 selected shows that inspired, empowered and educated over 180 campers ages 7-17. Performers from the following productions, In The Heights, Aladdin, Motown, Beautiful and ROCKY Broadway came to share the messages from each show. Touching on the topics of home, inner beauty and culture in music, dreams coming true and fighting from the heart. Watch video from last day at camp HERE.
  • D2GB School Arts Program. Teachers and schools reached out to RL for art classes this year. RL leaders and volunteers taught dance and music to children in the Bronx and Queens. We made a special visit to P.S 188 on the Lower East Side, a school that serves children from homeless shelters, bringing them the folkloric drumming and dancing of Bomba. Outside the states we visited an elementary school in Florida, Puerto Rico and a free arts program for underserved children in Loiza Puerto Rico.
  • Media & Videos. We created our “Going Beyond” video series, sharing stories of Latino artists and leaders such as Quiara Alegria Hudes (Pulitzer prize winning playwright), Luis Miranda (founder and former president of the Hispanic Federation and the new chairman of Viva Broadway) to name a few. 12 videos were added to R.Evolución Latina’s YouTube channel to continue educating our audience about our educational programs, events and collaborations. Visit our YouTube Channel.
  • Fundraising. We continue to find new fun and active ways to engage our community in order to increase our donations and support. We are very happy with the results from our 2 main fundraising events of the year, helping us increase our revenue by 20% from 2013.
  • Dare 2 Give helped us reach $15,851.
  • RL’s 2nd Annual Dance-A-Thon 2014 helped us raise $25,552.
  • Go Beyond while Producing In The Heights. We are reaching out to schools and regional productions of In The Heights, to go beyond the stage and help us fundraise to provide opportunities for our community to experience the power of the performing arts. Click here to learn more.

Download our 2014 Annual Report and the Financial Statement for a complete list of events, facts and impact of our mission around the world.

 

 

2013 

A year devoted to Cultural Exchange in order to celebrate who we are and be empowered by our heritage, to understand one another better and share our stories through music, dance, food, and literature. We believe that having more cultural knowledge brings an awareness and openness to a different way of thinking. Through cultural exchange RL’s circle effect became a GLOBAL effect.

  • RL started it’s year focused on Cultural Exchange in Peru with the very first International Beyond Workshop Series. RL left its’ mark in the hearts of 70 students and teaching artists from Lima, Peru. 8 scholarships were awarded to BWS NYC. As leaders in training, BWS participants affected the lives of 175+ children and families that gathered at the district of El Carmen in Chincha, bringing music and arts in order to create a healthier community.
  • Beyond Workshop Series NYC in our 6th year our training program we introduced an interdisciplinary format. 16 international students from Colombia, Peru and Mexico and 34 participants from NYC created one of the strongest Beyond Workshop Series we have had to date.
  • Viva Broadway, an initiative of Broadway League, Kids Night on Broadway – Luis Salgado directed the cast of Amigo Duende in an interactive presentation, kids and adults learned funky dance moves and a small part of a song from the show composed by Joshua Henry. These activities left children empowered to use their imagination everyday to make their dreams and goals become reality.
  • International Conference of Population and Development (ICPD) – Choco Orta, Ruben Flores, Jose Ortiz, RL artists and volunteers performed “Atrévete a Más” and “Our Deepest Fear”. This launch event of the High-level Task Force of ICPD at the Ford Foundation allowed us to reach a new audience of global dignitaries and political figures.
  • Our 6th Annual D2GB Children’s Performing Arts Camp brought the focus of cultural exchange to the kids of NYC. Campers took Puerto Rican, Peruvian and Mexican folkloric classes as well as contemporary, hip hop, clowning and acting. This year’s camp also had an underlying theme of love, growth, and a strong presence of RL’s Circle Effect. We received over 300 applications and accepted 214 children from schools and community centers as well as 8 international campers.
  • The D2GB School Arts Program took up residence at Claremont International High School, in the Bronx, with a choir and a drumming class with the goals of teaching students the fundamentals of music, instill self awareness, ensemble building, responsibility, respect, and civic involvement.
  • RL’s Media & Video team created 12 new videos helping us reach over 133 countries with 35,000 views in 2013. 43% of our views comes from United States and 57% from countries like Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Puerto Rico, Canada, Poland among others. A 30 minute documentary style video of the BWS -NYC was created by media coordinator Elias Avalos.
  • In June, we hired our first 2 staff members supported by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. We had over 200 volunteers including people from Latin America support our organization this year.
  • In our continued desire to expand our mission and reach to those who need inspiration and change we need funds. This year we focused on getting more funding through fundraising. We developed 2 new fundraising projects, the 1-on-1 Campaign and the 2013 Dance-A-Thon, that brought in 30% of our revenue. We are looking forward to increase this number for 2014 and 2015.

Check our 2013 Report and the 2012-2013 Financial Statement for additional information.

 

 

 

2012 

  • Our Beyond Workshop Series provided professional art development to 60 local artists, developing leaders that are helping us expand our mission. We also offered our first international scholarship to a young artist from La Paz, Mexico. RL continues to expand its global community, reaching beyond NYC.
  • The D2GB School Arts Program collaborated with existing and new educators, inspiring 320 youths, making 24 visits to schools and community centers on subjects such as bullying, leadership and team work.
  • Our signature program, the D2GB Children’s Performing Arts Camp celebrated 5 years! We invited 175 children around NYC to participate in a week-long program with the wonderful theme of IMAGINATION.
  • We were so proud to present our biggest production to date, Amigo Duende, a new musical. Our initial audience of more than 3,500 children and families at El Museo del Barrio this October was just the beginning.
  • Kids Beyond Broadway program brought the magic of live theatre to more than 1,000 kids this year. Amigo Duende, a new musical provided the joy of imagination to 640 kids and families, and over 150 kids attended the TheatreworksUSA’s Skippyjon Jones and the 2012 NYMF’s Zapata, the musical.
  • We welcomed new artists from the Broadway, film and TV industries into our team and aligning with our mission. The artistic and Latino communities go beyond to collaborate with us and this year was no exception.
  • RL helped José Carlos Casado (founder NY/Anantapur) and Ioana Alfonso by awarding a grant to NY/Anantapur to fund 2 schools/community centers that were built in the village of Pedda Yellampalli in 2011. In the Winter of 2012 José Carlos Casado visited India to inaugurate the school buildings.

 

 

2011 
We empowered 50 dancers and celebrated the Peruvian community. Honoring D1 Dance, we provided a venue for community building, and with the collaboration and partnership of Deutsche Bank, we accomplished a cultural exchange with Peruvian artists. As we saw our artists grow and expand their careers, opportunities for Peruvian artists to come back to NYC after showcasing their talent were created. The idea of GOING BEYOND outside of NYC was born.

  • 4th Beyond Workshop Series Expanded dance with a performing goal. Expanded singing with more acting focus and a stronger process. Expanded classes with the ensemble workshop.
  • Kids Beyond Broadway
    “Home” Movie, Yellow Brick Road, RL Choreographers Festival
  • Bold Girlz Fashion Show event
  • D2GB School Arts Program
  • PAIHS Community Cleanup
  • White Noise,The Musical Collaboration Students participate in the making of the show’s multimedia
  • Pachamama Peruvian Arts Center open rehearsal and kids workshop
  • Workshop and Panel at Roy Arias With Vania Masías and D1 Dance, from Perú
  • Easter Bonnet Presentation BC/EFA
  • Sunrise Camp With Katie’s Art Project
  • Moved to our NEW office
  • Supported Reconstruction of Homes Chincha, Perú
  • Brought our School Program to Underserved Population Lima, Perú
  • D2GB Program Reaches Panama With our D2GB Album

 

2010
Our affiliation with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has allowed us to quickly expand and take action in ways few other organizations can.
We developed an album of inspiration titled Dare to Go Beyond to access and inspire our children as well as the Latino and Artistic community. As Billy Joel said, “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by; no matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

  • Non-profit Management Program
  • 3 Kings Day Event- Teatro S.E.A
  • Easter Bonnet Presentation – BC/EFA
  • Spanish Discovery Series
  • D2GB School Arts Program
  • Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month -Luis Miranda
  • Broadway Broadcasts Hope
  • Evening of Celebration/Album Release
  • DRA’s: Dance from the Heart: Men

 

2009
Social media outlets such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and blogs became a direct way of communicating, empowering and informing our audience. We were able to increase attention through participation in many empowering events produced and developed by important organizations such as Broadway Cares, The Society of the Educational Arts, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, TeatroStageFest and other companies and organizations who wanted to help empower and develop their own awareness.

  • Arts Uprising
  • 3 Kings Day Event – Teatro S.E.A
  • Stay Inspired Friendraiser
  • Opening Eyes Program
  • 45th Annual Daily News Spelling Bee
  • Gracias Mujeres – The Ultimate Latina Festival
  • Washington Heights Community Cleanup
  • R.Evolución Latina Shakespeare Project
  • R.Evolución Latina Choir
  • Broadway Meets Wall Street Event
  • Evening of Celebration at Baruch Performing Arts Center
  • Gypsy of the Year presentation for BC/EFA
  • Borimix -Teatro S.E.A
  • Embracing The Fierce Urgency of Now
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Moved into our office in Times Square

 

2008
Our primary focus in 2008 was developing our mission. With partners like Nike and Antonio Banderas, we reached out to the children, communities and centers who needed support, such as The Mercy Center and The Point; we quickly learned the impact of connecting professional Broadway artists with the Latino Community.

  • Gracias Mujeres -The Ultimate Latina Festival
  • Open House at Roy Arias Studios
  • Borimix -S.E.A
  • Broadway Meets Wall Street Event
  • Broadway After Dark