Urban-15 http://tpr.org en Urban 15 Wants You To Help Shed Light With "Farolitos" Dance Group http://tpr.org/post/urban-15-wants-you-help-shed-light-farolitos-dance-group <p>“Urban 15 is a music and dance ensemble and training center here in San Antonio. You might think that we’re San Antonio’s ambassadors of rhythm and motion," said Urban-15 Music Director George Cisneros.</p><p>The group is known for its public performances in parades. Their pounding drums, wild costumes and rhythmic dancing have been seen in San Antonio since 1974.</p><p>But now something new is brewing and Urban-15 is looking for a few good men, and women.</p><p>"It’s open to people who are in shape, and like to move," said Cisneros.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:14:04 +0000 Jack Morgan 27047 at http://tpr.org Urban 15 Wants You To Help Shed Light With "Farolitos" Dance Group Jump-Start's New Production 'Tales Of Lost Southtown' Debuts Sunday http://tpr.org/post/jump-starts-new-production-tales-lost-southtown-debuts-sunday <p>A new stage work by the Jump-Start Performance Co. called "Tales of Lost Southtown" documents one of San Antonio’s legendary neighborhoods. The production has a preview this Sunday, February 23, at 3 p.m.</p><p>“An insight into the quirky and funny, and sometimes disturbing, aspects of the strange characters that live in the Southtown neighborhood," said Erik Bosse, who created the work.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:13:19 +0000 Jack Morgan 26871 at http://tpr.org Jump-Start's New Production 'Tales Of Lost Southtown' Debuts Sunday Urban-15 Gives The Holidays A Laser Light Treatment http://tpr.org/post/urban-15-gives-holidays-laser-light-treatment <p>San Antonio's performing arts group Urban-15 is known for its driving drumbeats and wildly creative costuming. Their longevity and unique calling has made them one of the city’s iconic <em>puro </em>San Antonio aspects. But every December they put away the drums and costumes, put on holiday music, and turn on the lasers.</p><p>"The holiday laser show is multiple lasers that are choreographed to some of the holiday favorites," said Urban-15 Music and Media Director George Cisneros.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:04:24 +0000 Jack Morgan 23045 at http://tpr.org Urban-15 Lights It Up With Dia De Los Muertos Moving Altar http://tpr.org/post/urban-15-lights-it-dia-de-los-muertos-moving-altar <p>Known for their pounding drums and creative, lit-from-within costumes, Urban 15 is planning a uniquely San Antonio-centric <em>Dia de los Muertos</em> celebration. Music and media director George Cisneros reveals what their event <em>Carnaval de los Muertos</em> will look like.</p><p>"What Urban 15 has developed is what we call the moving altar," Cisneros said. "And that’s using dancers and drummers, and we are basically a commemorative altar, and that moves through the streets."</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:16:33 +0000 Jack Morgan 20989 at http://tpr.org Urban-15 Lights It Up With Dia De Los Muertos Moving Altar Urban 15 Marches To Its Own Beat http://tpr.org/post/urban-15-marches-its-own-beat <p>Urban 15 is 100 dancers in bizarre, lit-from-within costumes marching and dancing at the insistent beat of dozens of drummers. Best known from their parade participation, Urban 15 is like nothing you’ve ever seen.</p><p>"We like to poke your imagination," says Music and Media Director George Cisneros, who also talked about what the dancers wear, and why it's significant.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:01:00 +0000 Jack Morgan 19037 at http://tpr.org Urban 15 Marches To Its Own Beat The Source: The Father Of Electronic Music Visits San Antonio & URBAN-15 http://tpr.org/post/source-father-electronic-music-visits-san-antonio-urban-15 <p>Ground-breaking avant-garde composer and musician Morton Subotnick has been called the father of electronic music and is a visionary who predicted the age of non-linear interactive media.</p><p>Subotnick is in San Antonio for a series of concerts and workshops and he continues to educate and enlighten audiences around the world with non-traditional structures of music.</p><p>"Silver Apples on the Moon" was released in 1967 and was the first time that someone produced an album almost solely in post-production. It was certainly ahead of it’s time, and may even be ahead of our time.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:52:30 +0000 David Martin Davies 6712 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Father Of Electronic Music Visits San Antonio & URBAN-15