Bring a Dance Performance of the Highest Caliber to your School or Event!
Handpicked by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, the talented pre-professional dancers of Ballet Hispanico’s second company form bridges: between the School of Dance and the professional Company, between Ballet Hispanico and the community, and between their own training and careers in dance. Under the guidance of Deputy School Director Nicholas Villeneuve, dancers work with highly-skilled artistic leadership to bring Latino culture to schools, communities and corporations. With engaging and interactive performances, this third season of BHdos leads audiences through an exciting 50-minute exploration of dance influenced by Spain and Latin America. Each fully-costumed performance features the impressive choreography from the current Ballet Hispanico repertory.
To have BHdos perform in your school or event, contact:
Franchesca Cabrera, Program Coordinator
212-362-6710, ext. 12 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BHdos Spring 2013 REPERTORY
Danubio, Choreography by Nicholas Villeneuve, is inspired by the blue Danube River which passes through 27 countries in Europe. The river serves as a metaphor for connection, freedom, power and the body’s ability to navigate water. Danubio explores water in themes of “ebb and flow” submersion, surrender and manipulation in a dance between partners.
Asuka, Choreography by Eduardo Vilaro, honors the life and
music of Celia Cruz, known around the world as the “Queen of Salsa.” Her music inspired countless immigrants who sought shelter on foreign shores and turned to her music for comfort and solace.
Club Havana, Choreography by Pedro Ruiz, is Latin dancing at its best. The intoxicating rhythms of the Conga, Rumba, Mambo, and Cha Cha are brought to life as he imagined his very own Club Havana.
Quinceañera, Choreography by Eduardo Vilaro, explores the Latin American celebration that commemorates a 15-year-old girl’s passage from childhood to womanhood. This ballet takes the audience on a journey through the different emotions experienced by girls who participate in this celebration.
Tito on Timbales, Choreography by William Whitener, brings to life the extraordinary music of Tito Puente in a percussive
explosion of rhythm and dance.
Veto, Choreography by Nicholas Villeneuve, explores the deep emotions between two people who are in strife. The word "veto" refers to the idea of dismissal and rejection.
"All our students - from the 4 year olds to the 11 year olds - were captivated by the dances and were completely engaged with the background provided. Being able to bring the community together with such a joyful and inspiring program while being both intellectually and artistically engaging is no mean feat; BHdos did all that to perfection." - Mr. George Burns, Principal of the Fieldston Lower School
“I never seen an amazing performance like you guys. I kept asking myself, how do they get those moves? It was nice for you guys to dance with different cultures.” - Student, PS 69x
"Having Ballet Hispanico at Ivy League was one of the most creative and educational programs that our students have ever experienced. The way that Nicholas covered everything from geography to choreography of each dance and motivated the students to participate in the discussions of each piece allowed us to travel the world without ever leaving our seats." - Margaret and Noah Cooper, Owners/Directors of the Ivy League School
Top photo: Danubio (c) Andrew Wright