Sancocho from Lincoln Center

Sept. 13, 2021
Sancocho from Lincoln Center

For Sancocho, a musical theater work starring, conceived and co-written by Rhina Valentin, the Latin American and Caribbean culinary community is personified by way of the titular meat and vegetable stew that serves as both Rhina's personal COVID coping mechanism and the play's central metaphor. Throughout lockdown, Valentin would whip up a weekly batch of sancocho while contemplating the dish's gustatory and historically rich flavor. Featuring an all-woman latinx cast and a four-piece band, Sancocho brings Valentin's experience to vibrant life in a celebration of the power of ancestry and food as medicine alongside the artistry of jazz soulstress Jenn Jade Ledesna, bachatera Andre Veloz, tap dance sensation Michela Marino Lerman and la ballerina Elisa Toro Franky. 

Tune in to watch live, on Thursday, September 16th, at 8:00 PM on BX OMNI channel 67 Optimum/2133 FiOS in the Bronx and online at bronxnet.tv!