Ballet Hispanico announces 45th NY Season

Ballet Hispanico presents its 45th Anniversary NY Season at The JoyceBallet Hispanico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, celebrates its 45th anniversary New York Season at The Joyce Theater from April 5-10 with eight performances featuring a New York premiere and a special matinee for children and families.

 

Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro debuts a program that promises to be as transcendent as the company’s “extremely capable and charismatic dancers” (The New York Times), featuring Ballet Hispanico’s effervescent signature work Club Havana by Cuban-American choreographer Pedro Ruiz along with a double bill of Spanish favorites: the New York premiere of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s colorful, amusing and fast-moving Flabbergast, as well as a revival of Ramón Oller’s beloved and haunting Bury Me Standing.

 

“Our Joyce program this year showcases the breadth and range of the company over the past 45 years of artistic reflection,” Vilaro said. “Pedro Ruiz and Ramón Oller both have a meaningful history with Ballet Hispanico, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano has quickly established himself as a standout choreographic voice since we introduced his work to New York audiences two years ago. Their works honor Ballet Hispanico’s trajectory while embracing our forward-thinking spirit.”

 

In keeping with its mission to make the beauty of the arts and Latino culture accessible to all communities, Ballet Hispanico brings its En Familia matinee to The Joyce for the second year. This is a 90-minute, fun-filled journey through Latin American dance and culture featuring Vilaro and Education Director Ana Maria Correa as co-hosts. Attendees will enjoy excerpts from the company’s diverse repertory, plus a Q&A with the dancers.

 

Tickets for the 45th season start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org. For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org.

 

Photo: Ballet Hispanico in Sombrerisimo. Photo by Paula Lobo.