2002 Carnaval San Francisco Parade

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Parade Producer: Roberto Hernandez
Artistic Liaison: Elisabeth Sobrantes
TV Telecast by KRON-TV Channel 4                   May 26, 2002 10am
produced by Mission Neighborhood Centers
An off-season to remember who's not here
AWARDS

Line
up #

 Name

Description

1

Xiuhcoatl Danza 
Azteca
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Directed by Miguel Martinez [email protected]

Aztec dancers who provide the blessing for the parade. 
Their 16th year in SF Carnaval parade.

2

Dance Kaiso

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Wilfred Mark

Directed by Wilfred Mark
  [email protected] OR [email protected] 
DANCE KAISO  

co-founded in 1987 by Wilfred Mark, Robbin Frey, and Val Serrant, Their Afro-Caribbean and Caribbean jazz fusion choreography is regularly in Bay Area schools and offers workshops and residencies in Caribbean dance and percussion.

parade debut
 
Rare presentation of all-but-forgotten carnival characters.

3

Grand 
Marshal 
Float

Tito Puente Jr.

4

Conjunto Folklorico Viva 
Panama


Dennise Carignan
is a judge this year

Directed by Grace Casey [email protected]

Presents a mix of beautiful European dress, grace of African drums, and mystic Indian culture. Panama is a native word which means an abundance of fish and butterflies

5

Brazil Culture and Arts
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Directed by Effie Milionis [email protected] OR [email protected] 
www.brazilca.com
Silicon Valley's leading samba school has stepped out from under the Sambao coalition to do their own production Rio Carnaval experience. Their theme is Friendship, the Second Family

6

Mas Makers Massive

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Stephen (dj Fireman) Tiffenson
(on right)

Directed by Stephen (dj Fireman)& Colleen Tiffenson [email protected] 
Carnaval Artist activists who never stop spreading the rhythm and joy from the enchanted twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago

carnaval.com/masmakers

7

Renacer Folklorico Bolivia

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Jeanette Luthi

Directed by Jeanette Luthi [email protected]

Captivating addition to SF Carnaval. For 10 years, they have been prize winners in their category. Each year they present a different dance/costuming, this year is Morenada.

8

Carnaval San Francisco 2002
King and Queen Float

All Hail Our 2002 Royalty 
Queen Maisa 
&
 King Norberto 

Shining Stars in any arena
[email protected] [email protected] 

9

Buena Vista Elementary School
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Directed by Debra Murov [email protected] 
Buena Vista Elementary  

Long time unchallenged kid's group whose parents usually make one of the parade best floats. Choreography by Cynthia Pierce  For 2002 a fusion of Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music and dance.

10

Academicos de Estrada Real

 Academicos da Estrada Real 
 
in aforum formerly Escola Nova de Samba
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Directed by Josephine Morada [email protected] OR [email protected]
formerly Escola Nova de Samba, is Northern California's oldest Samba organization. Founded in 1984 The flag bears the double-axe of Xangô and a Surdo Drum,

11

Bolivia Corazon de America

Directed by Alvaro Salinas [email protected]World Arts West
They are also performing in the Ethnic Dance Festival 2002. 

12

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and Escuela de la Rueda

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Jennie Rodriguez
(on left)

Directed by Jennie Rodriguez [email protected] OR [email protected] www.MissionCulturalCenter.org 
Jennie, (on far left of photo) as executive director of MCCLA has modeled the premiere community arts centers on the Left Coast )

13

Aquarela Brazilian Dance Ensemble
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A Bahia experience, with Trio Electrico

Directed by Maria A. Sousa [email protected]
www.
aquarela.com

Director Maria is Queen of Carnaval 1995 also is fellow instructor Silvana was Queen in 1996 and one of Carnaval's best Brazilian dancer's is Carlos King of Carnaval 1999. Fresh from most photographed, unforgettable Nightclub 2001

14

Buggy Brigade

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Milanda Moore & Roger Dillahunty

Directed by Milanda Moore 
parade debut Former Queen of Carnaval opens a new chapter in her Carnaval career leaving behind her longtime partner and fellow former king jazz dance instructor Roger Dillahunty

15

Birds of Paradise
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Directed by Alex Saporetti [email protected] OR [email protected]
www.
birdssf.com
|| Fotos '01

Focus is on dance, and costume, Rio style. A nostalgic presentation.
The Birds are also C'SF's representative to the Pride Parade in late June

16

Esplendor Azteca

Directed by Gerardo Salinas 
also known as Xipe-Totec out of the south Bay. Too long since these powerful inspired dancers last filled Mission Street with their dramatic costumes and movement. Renowned for decades as among the first and finest Aztec dance troupes. 

17

Abada Capoeira, Loco Bloco and Mission Girls
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Directed by Jennifer Walsh and Jose Carrasco [email protected] www.locobloco.com
www.abada.org 
Defending Champions 
A dynamite combo of well-known groups representing the leading edge of youth arts programs including Parade Producer MNC's "Mission Girls" led by Tracy Brown.

18

Future Trybe

Directed by Jeremy Sanders [email protected]  parade debut 

19

Ginga Brazil

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Conceicao Damasceno

2001 Best media prize

Directed by Conceicao Damasceno [email protected]


www.brasarte.com

Traditional and contemporary music, dance, and costumes. Look for their Brazilian food booth at the festival to help contribute to programs for poor Brazilian children

20

MAFCU

Directed by Gerald Pearlman [email protected]  parade debut 

21

Oya Nike

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Mystic Sun

Directed by Ruben Texidor
3274 23rd St SF 94110 415/821-9127

Through the medium of authentic African Masquerade, Oya Nike Congolese drums, and the mysticsun.com belly dancers, Elegua opens the way for us all.

22

Cheapskates Productions

 
Dan Ransom

Directed by Dan Ransom [email protected] OR [email protected]
www.
cheapskates.com
cheapskates.org

Choreographed skaters.
Formed to perform in Carnaval SF.

23

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Directed by Rhonda Stagnaro-Low and Musical director Mestre Low
[email protected]
 
The enigmatic group was Carnaval.com's pick for best in 2001 parade as they shed the chanting for energetic music but they chose not to be judged and followed their own muses. Their main troupe of dancers is among parade's most impressive sights.

24

Islands of Fire

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Tomi Seon

Directed by Tomi Seon [email protected]

 Seven times Grand Prize winner as  D’Midas International of California featuring Trinidad's Stephen Derick's designs. Dethroned in 2001, and thinking fresh with new name for 2002

25

James Lick Middle School

Directed by Gladys Dalmau
[email protected]

 First time for this school but rumor has it they will become the first ongoing middle school participant. Don't miss the much anticipated “Sabor de Cuba
parade debut 

26

Antique Fire Truck

parade debut 

27

Samba do Coracao

Directed by Mary Dollar [email protected]
www.SambaDoCoracao.com
 
These special individuals dedicated their major time and energy to new & imporved  improvements we’ve seen this year in SF Carnaval. Winners of Best Brazilian in their last two outings ('97 & '98) they can also be seen at the Solano Stroll

28

Cape Verde West Association

Directed by Dominga Payne [email protected] [email protected]
Cape Verde West Association
 Unique upbeat music
The former Portuguese colony off the coast of Africa with a strong Carnaval tradition revolving around their Queens. Queen Dance on Carnaval Saturday Cape Verde Links

29

Fogo Na Roupa

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Carlos Aceituno

Directed by Carlos Aceituno [email protected] OR [email protected]


Gofogo.com

Consistently excellent batucada and dancers. They are on fire!

30

Wise Fool Puppet Theater

The visual delight returns to the parade from the SouthWest after a 5 year absence. Director K.Ruby co-produces the annual Puppet Love Festival in late April at the Mission's Cell Space 2050 Bryant Street
WISE FOOL COMMUNITY ARTS 
write us
... community building, self-determination, social and political change.

31

Latin American Workout
Latinamericanworkout.com

Directed by Jaime Martinez
[email protected]

www.latinamericanworkout.com

Visually outstanding, they will move to Salsa music. This group is directed and powered by one of our own Carnaval Kings, Jaime Martinez

31.5

Contra Costa Salsa Big Band

Directed by Dan Buegeleisen
[email protected]
 
CCSBB by salsacrazy.com 
 The only Salsa big band in the bay area will soon be releasing a CD in '02 featuring JohnSantos.com .

32

Sambao Paro o Povo

Directed by Glenn Evans
[email protected]
 
 
or Cristina Ribeiro 
www.Sambao.org
 
 
Join us in our 10th year as we celebrate our 2002 theme "A New World United".
special guests this year will be Ana Laidley (as Porta Bandeira) and singer, Magali who will be performing our theme song (enredo). Sambão's artistic director, choreographer and songwriter is Cristina Ribeiro. Bradley Hamilton is our bateria leader. Costumes for this year where designed by Marise and Anthony Richards of Sequin Queen

33

Buena Vida Salsa Club

Directed by Marlon Mayorga
[email protected]
 
 Salsa Rueda, a hip, Cuban version of square dancing.
parade debut 

34

Mixcoatl Anahuac

Directed by Francisco Duran parade debut 

Photos of Aztec dancers performing in San Francisco and Mexico City.

35

Jouvay.com

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Maya Trotz & TV Queen Patricia

Directed by Maya Trotz
[email protected]
OR [email protected]

www.
jouvay.com

General guidelines provided, but participants will have unrestricted personal statement in costume, music and dance. parade debut 

36

Bay Area Boricuas

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Carmen de Arce

 TV host for KGO-7 TV broadcast 1992-96

Directed by Zelideth Rivas

[email protected]

Check out more  Puerto Rican festivals

37

Super Sonic Samba School
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Directed by Leonardo Francisco
[email protected]
OR [email protected]

ssss.console.net 

 Three rhythms; slow funk, samba-reggae, and samba, will accompany the themes of life, death, and rebirth, with appropriate costume changes. They expressed eagerness to see and enjoy all our other contingents!

38

Dance A Vision

parade debut 

39

Bolivia Andina Caporales
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Directed by Tomas Tarifa 
[email protected]
Direct  from LA

40

Los Matlachines

Directed by Marino Tapia
 Tropical Mexican dancers.
Taught more students and performed in more parades than anyone else in the Bay Area during his 50 + year career.

41

Good Samaritan Family Resource Center

Directed by Armida Segrove
[email protected]
 Impressive roster of artists pooling their talents for this Plena.
parade debut 

41.5

Mission Education Projects

Directed by Rita Alviar parade debut 

42

Bay Area Steppers

parade debut 
a hip-hop drill team
bayareasteppers.jpg high res by
solanoavenueassn.org 

43

San Francisco City College

 

44

Taiko Drummers

Stars from the Japantown's Cherry Blossom parade help fulfill our Mission as the Carnaval of cultures parade debut 

46

African Drummers & Dancers

parade debut 

47

International Rhythm and Winds

Directed by Mel Pritchard [email protected]  parade debut 

48

Adrian Bermudez

is the secret identity of Zorro 

49

Drag Queens

parade debut 

50

Colombia Park Boys & Girls Club

Directed by Alex Vila
Jose "Angel"
Brambila
www.kidsclub.org   
parade debut 

51

Los Nicaraguences

parade debut 
The Carnaval capital of Nicaragua is Bluefields on the East Coast. Hometown of Queen of Carnaval 2000 Elisa Levy 

52

Norcal Waste Systems

Directed by Gwendolyn Smith

 We like to point out the now familiar drill team debuted their now familiar and still popular parade act to meet Carnaval parade performance standards with Jim Reid in charge  

53

Low Rider Group 1

parade debut 

54

Low Rider Group 2

parade debut

55

West Coast Chinese Lion Dancers

Directed by Anthony Chiu
[email protected]
 
WC Lion Dancers at geocities.com
Symbolic final tribute to Bay Area's largest parade held in February during traditional global Carnaval season and also celebrating Spring
FIRECRACKER EXTRAVAGANZA  
parade debut 


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