Ballet Hispánico Announces Noche Tropicana Gala honoring Singer & Actress Thalía at The Plaza Hotel
Ballet Hispánico, announces its 2022 Gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on Monday, May 16. The theme of the evening will be Noche Tropicana, a nod to the famous Tropicana Night Club of the 1940s and 1950s in Havana, Cuba. Singer & actress Thalía will receive Ballet Hispánico’s Nuestra Inspiración Award for embodying Ballet Hispánico’s values with her tireless advocacy on behalf of humanitarian causes and empowerment of Latino people worldwide. The Ballet Hispánico Civic Inspiration Award will be presented to the MetLife Foundation for being a stalwart supporter of Ballet Hispánico since 1984, funding new works, performances, and serving as the major tour sponsor.
Cocktails begin at 6:00pm, and both the live performances and dinner of international Latin cuisine commence at 7:00pm, followed by dancing and dessert. Proceeds, which annually exceed a million dollars, underwrite inspiring Company performances, transformative School of Dance scholarships, and enduring Community Arts Partnerships programs that engage audiences, students, and communities in New York City, across the United States, and around the world.
“We are excited to gather in person this year for our Noche Tropicana Gala to celebrate the culmination of our 50th Anniversary celebrations and to turn our gaze toward an exciting new future,” stated Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO. “Through this event and the generous support of so many, we are able to expand our efforts to give voice to artists and to bring communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx cultures.”
For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy and is now the largest Latino cultural organization in the United States. Ballet Hispánico’s annual Gala is a celebration of the impactful voices of the Latino world—an exciting and fitting way to showcase the resilience and unparalleled vision of one of America’s cultural gems.
This year’s Gala is the culmination of Ballet Hispánico’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, propelling the organization into the next 50 years of impactful work. Attended by more than 500 of New York’s most influential civic leaders, philanthropists, and artists, the evening is filled with live Latin music and thrilling performances by the Ballet Hispánico Company and students of the School of Dance. This year’s event will include live music by the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, an excerpt from Doña Perón performed by the Company, a performance from Ballet Hispánico repertory by the Pa’lante Scholars, and performances of both a ballet and the piece performed during the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by the School of Dance.
Attire for the Noche Tropicana Gala is glamorous black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, a journal advertisement, or for more information, please contact Lorraine LaHuta at 212-362-6710, ext. 28 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.BHGala.org.
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