Students of the PIMA (Performance & Interactive Media Arts) program of Brooklyn College and Barco de Papel presented on May 14, 2011 the performance Cambio/Exchange.
This event was aimed to show the immigrant life, work and experiences, by using different artistically activities. Life music, videos and ethnic food presented a unique experience for attendees. The performance included stories made alive by puppets representing community characters. The student work was centered in the displacement suffered by unprotected working class immigrants such as daily laborers and street vendors as well as the challenges immigrants face confronting a new environment and language.
Apart from the performance of Natalia de Campos and Mariangélica Ayala, there was participation of the community members and local musicians such as the band Aguila Negra, the Mexican folk group Radio Jarocho, videographer Tennessee Watson, storyteller Paula Ortiz, puppeteer Maria Buoniconti, filmmakers Mario Aguilar and Kitama Cahill-Jackson. The event highlighted the charitable work of Colombian American philanthropist Jorge Muñoz “An Angel in Queens” encouraging the community to support his cause by donating non perishable food.