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“...Cintron makes his entrance in a shackled cage, wheeled onto the stage by dancers in prison uniforms. Visually and lyrically introducing one of the central motifs of the show—the embattled state of God’s people and word in a circus culture—the piece, like most of the show, walks a tightrope between strident social critique and optimistic faith that believers still have the power to “be strong, be bold, be holy.”

— Ken Morefield, Christianity Today

 

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“...Cintron makes his entrance in a shackled cage, wheeled onto the stage by dancers in prison uniforms. Visually and lyrically introducing one of the central motifs of the show—the embattled state of God’s people and word in a circus culture—the piece, like most of the show, walks a tightrope between strident social critique and optimistic faith that believers still have the power to “be strong, be bold, be holy.”

— Ken Morefield, Christianity Today

 

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Sam Cintron


Sam Cintron


Listen to Sam Cintron's Latest Single
"Get Up Again"

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The Concert


 

 

the concert

 

 

 

The Concert


 

 

the concert

 

 

 

standing in babylon

 

The framework of the message of Standing in Babylon is drawn from the music on the album and my visual art as well. Standing in Babylon is both the fine
art and music, and they are one voice that I use to tell the story. The message would be incomplete without one or the other; it was all born in the same place. Each piece is like a chapter in a book, nothing stands alone.

It’s a story of intimacy with God and devotion. It’s also about self-deception, betrayal and redemption. It is a call to the church to stand, and a call to the nation to return to it’s Christian principles. In spite of compromise, God has a deep and abiding love for His bride. The audience gets to travel a road of introspection and discovery. It makes you wonder, “Where do I stand?”

As you experience the Standing in Babylon Theatrical Concert, you are visually drawn in by performances like House Arrest, Passionately Crazy, The Bride, Uncle Sam and The Flag Raising. It can be the art, a dance, an image, an actor or a very specific part of the lyrics that grabs your attention and shakes you to the very core.

There’s a great team of about 70 people from Hope Center Arts, as well as others that help to make the fine art and performance art come alive on stage. This is critically important. Ultimately we are living in a generation that hears through their eyes.

Be Strong, Be Bold, Be Holy

Sam Cintron 

 
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Media


Media

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Media

the creation (Official show process)

 

Photos

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Mission Statement


SIB Mission statement

Mission Statement


SIB Mission statement

Steer. 

The Arts Steer the Culture; fine art and performance art is the vehicle to spread the message of Jesus Christ. 


Inspire. 

Inspire this generation of artists to use their talents to influence culture by participating in the project, and witnessing it. 


Believe. 

Believe that our nation can return to its Christian principles and the church can again become a mobilizing force. 

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Personel


Personel

Personel


Personel

 
 
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Sam Cintron, Creator and Director 

Sam Cintron is a fine artist, painter and sculptor, singer and songwriter and the creator of Standing in Babylon. His current body of work, Standing in Babylon, includes paintings, art installations, sculpture and original songs and music. Sam brings this extensive experience and passion for the visual and performing arts to the stage utilizing this unique vehicle, the theatrical concert and to his leadership of Standing in Babylon. He is Worship Arts Pastor at Hope Center Tabernacle, and a co-founder of Hope Center Arts. Sam is married to Liz Cintron the Project Manager for SIB and the Director of Hope Center Arts Academy. 

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Leigh Piatt-Gonzalez, executive Producer 

Leigh is a classically trained musician and writer who attended Laguardia High School, also known as the “Fame School.” This created in her a love for the arts, and the artistic community as well. Her passion and commitment to the arts and its expression within the Body of Christ, fuels the organization that she leads, Hope Center Arts. Leigh, who is also an accountant, uses her arts and business training as president of Hope Center Arts, and as Creative Producer for Standing in Babylon. Hope Center Arts was founded in March 2000 by Leigh, who is the president, and her husband Mario who is CEO. Mario a classically trained guitarist and singer, who holds a Jurist Doctorate degree from Cardozo Law School and Lead Pastor for Hope Center Tabernacle. Mario, Leigh and their daughters Stephanie and Sarah reside in New Jersey. 

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David Warren, Producer / Lighting Designer 

David has helped produce hundreds of shows and events around the globe. His production company David Productions is dedicated to helping projects find a voice that will one day steer the culture. David holds a BFA in theater production, is member of Local One IATSI, and is a CTS certified technician. 

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Charlie Lopez, Choreographer 

Charlie is trained in classical ballet, contemporary modern, tap and jazz dance, and she has been teaching the same for over 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University in Maryland after which she received a full scholarship to the Fellowship Program at the world-renowned Ailey School in New York City. Charlie has danced professionally abroad as well as in the tri-state area with such companies as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and New York City Opera. She is currently the dance director for Hope Center Arts and co-leads the youth ministry with husband, Samuel Lopez, the Pastor of Student Ministries at Hope Center Tabernacle. They reside in Jersey City with their daughter, Olivia. 

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Sarah Richman, Company Manager 

Sarah holds a BFA in Theater Production and Performance from Youngstown State University and has served as the Theater Director at Hope Center Arts since 2004. She has performed in various plays, films and tv roles in both New York and New Jersey, including the short film ‘Tired Of Life’. 

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Lisette Cintron, Project Manager 

For 10 years Liz and her husband Sam were the owners of the Sam Cintron Gallery which represented many well known national and international artists. Liz has a love particularly for raising up young artists, which has expressed itself through her leadership as the director of Hope Center’s Arts Academy. She is responsible for accomplishing various project objectives for art exhibitions and theatrical concerts including attaining, assessing, and managing the constraints of each project. 

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Ben Marino, Music Director / Lead Drummer 

Ben has worked with many professionals including Martin Smith (Delirious), Israel Houghton, Jimmy Needham, Blood Orange, Susan Rogers (Prince). He recently finished Green Day’s American Idiot the Musical 3rd National tour. Ben graduated Summa Cum-Laude from Berklee College of Music. He also is the drummer for forBrothers. 

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Booking


Booking

Booking


Booking

 

For booking and press inquiries, please contact 

Leigh Piatt-Gonzalez

Hope Center Arts
110 Cambridge Ave Jersey City NJ 07307 (201)677-8130

info@samcintron.com

 www.hopecenterarts.org

    

 

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