Ballet Hispánico is America’s leading Latino dance company. It works at the intersection where Latin and American culture come together.
The touring company and its Instituto Coreográfico develops the work of Hispanic and Luso choreographers.
The Company’s ballet school teaches classical dance to children and young professionals. It also does arts education in New York City schools and teaches Latin social dances.
Ballet Hispánico uses its studios in Manhattan’s Upper West Side for Diálogos, a series of conversations about the connections between the arts, social justice, and Latino culture.
Ballet Hispánico is led by Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro, an American choreographer with a Cuban heritage. The Company was founded by Venezuelan-born, Puerto Rican – Mexican – American, National Medal of Arts winner Tina Ramirez.
Ballet Hispánico Spring 2018 Season at The Joyce
Ballet Hispánico presents its Spring 2018 season at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan, Tuesday – Sunday, April 10 – 15, 2018. From $10
The program features two world premieres that channel the spirit of beloved Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, and a Flamenco work by renowned Colombian – Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.
All three works were developed through Ballet Hispánico’s Instituto Coreográfico.
Línea Recta (2016) by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
From one of today’s most sought-after choreographers comes 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, 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.
Waiting for Pepe (World Premiere) by Carlos Pons Guerra
Carlos Pons Guerra is an independent Spanish choreographer.
As a young gay man growing up in Spain, Pons Guerra was bullied and rejected by his peers. Federico García Lorca’s 1936 play, The House of Bernarda Alba, changed his life — García Lorca’s brave and unique voice challenged the oppressive nature of Spanish society, and gave a scared young teenager the courage to speak, to love himself, and to find freedom.
In Waiting for Pepe, Pons Guerra infuses García Lorca’s tale of family intrigue with the exuberant theatricality of Latin films and telenovelas.
Espíritus Gemelos (World Premiere) by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
Gustavo Ramírez Sansano is a prize-winning Spanish choreographer. He was Artistic Director at Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago (2009 – 2013) where he worked with Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro.
Federico García Lorca and Salvador Dalí met in 1923 at the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid and developed a relationship that, to this day, is riddled with questions about love and sexuality between the two.
The collected letters between these great artists are some of the most vibrant of the twentieth century. In Espíritus Gemelos, choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano explores the nuances of their friendship and opens the pages of their personal struggles.
Con Brazos Abiertos (2017) by Michelle Manzanales
Michelle Manzanales is a Mexican – American choreographer who is the Director of Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance.
In her first work for Ballet Hispánico, 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.
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Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 12 at 8 pm
Friday, April 13 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 14 at 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
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Spring 2018 season
The Joyce Theater
Tuesday – Sunday
April 10 – 15, 2018