Resolution J856-2013

Commemorating the history and accomplishments of Repertorio Espanol

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the history and accomplishments of
Repertorio Espanol

WHEREAS, The arts, in whatever  form  depicted,  are  central  to  human
expression;  they  are truly a universal language and their contribution
to the development of friendship and  understanding  among  all  peoples
cannot be underestimated; and
  WHEREAS, The history, the heritage, and the lives of the people of all
countries  and  all  cultures  are  portrayed  in their music, dance and
performance; the art and act of sharing them enriches us altogether; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is  justly  proud  to  commemorate  the
history and accomplishments of Repertorio Espanol; and
  WHEREAS,  Repertorio  Espanol was founded in 1968 by producer Gilberto
Zaldivar and Artistic Director Rene Buch to introduce the best of  Latin
American,  Spanish and Hispanic American theatre in distinctive, quality
productions, and to bring theatre to a broad audience in New York  City;
and
  WHEREAS,  Rene  Buch  has  successfully  made  his dream a reality and
bridged the gaps among the Hispanic American community through  the  use
of theatre, opera, and the visual and fine arts; and
  WHEREAS,  Repertorio  Espanol has introduced theatre to a wide variety
of groups in New York City, including seniors, students and Hispanics of
all national backgrounds; and
  WHEREAS, Through maintaining a  dramatic  ensemble  for  the  past  45
years,  Repertorio  Espanol  has  attracted  many  talented veterans and
emerging Hispanic actors, including Ofelia Gonzalez, the  first  actress
to win an OBIE Award without having performed in English; and
  WHEREAS,  Repertorio  Espanol  has continued to show its commitment to
introducing live theatre to generations of New Yorkers  from  all  back-
grounds,  and  in  turn has revived the excitement for the riches of the
Hispanic cultures and heritages; and
  WHEREAS, Repertorio Espanol has received a long list of awards for its
exceptional work such as, Best New York Theatre for both 2011 and  2012,
the  HOLA  Lifetime  Achievement  Award,  and  numerous  HOLA Awards for
Outstanding Achievement in Dramatic Productions; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body  to  honor  and  pay
tribute  to  those  organizations  and  individuals whose commitment and
creative talents contribute to the entertainment and cultural enrichment
of the citizens of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the  history and accomplishments of Repertorio Espanol, and
to commend its 45 years of dedication and commitment to introducing live
theatre, opera, and the visual and  fine  arts  to  all  generations  of
Hispanics,  and  bridging  the  gaps  between  the Hispanic and American
cultures; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Repertorio Espanol.

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