Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino contemporary dance company.
The Company develops new work by Hispanic and Luso choreographers.
Its ballet school teaches children through professionals. It also teaches Latin dance to adults.
Diálogos at the Arnhold Center fosters cultural conversations within the community.
Ballet Hispánico en Familia
Give Mom and the family some love by taking them to Ballet Hispánico En Familia 2018 at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan on Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 2 – 5 pm.
Special appearance by Univision 41 news anchor Katiria Soto.
- Doors: 2 pm
- Baila Con Mami: 2:30 pm (first 100 people to enter)
- Show: 3 pm
- Q&A with Dancers: 4 pm
The intoxicating rhythms of the Conga, Rumba, Mambo, and Cha Cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba, as he imagined his very own “Club Havana.”
Con Brazos Abiertos
Michelle Manzanales explores with humility, nostalgia and humor the iconic Mexican symbols that she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas. Intertwining folkloric details with a distinctly contemporary voice in dance, set to music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to rock en español, Con Brazos Abiertos is a fun and frank look at a life caught between two cultures.
Waiting for Pepe
Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s classic drama The House of Bernarda Alba, Waiting for Pepe by Carlos Pons Guerra explores universal themes of oppression and the transcendent longing for freedom. Pons Guerra infuses García Lorca’s tale of family intrigue with the exuberant theatricality of Latin films and telenovelas.
From one of today’s most sought-after choreographers, Linea Recta is a powerful and resonant work that explores an intriguing aspect of flamenco dance: the conspicuous absence of physical partnering. While maintaining the integrity and hallmark passion of the genre, Colombian – Belgian, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa imagines an original and explosive movement language premised upon the theme of partnership and performed to flamenco guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel.
Ballet Hispánico en Familia Tickets
$15 general admission
$25 premiere seating
Children 12 and under: Free
Visiting the United Palace
4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033
(between 175th and 176th St)
Washington Heights, Manhattan
- (A, C) to 168th St or (A) to 181st St
- (1) to 168th St or 181st St
For more information, visit www.UnitedPalace.org