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2014

December 7, 2014

The New York Times: Performers Nominated for Clive Barnes Award  PDF

The Clive Barnes Foundation announced on Sunday the nominees for its fifth annual award honoring young dancers and actors. The dance nominees are Christopher Bloom of Ballet Hispanico; Russell Janzen and Harrison Ball, both of New York City Ballet; and Devon Teuscher of American Ballet Theater.

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November 25, 2014

Broadway World: Ballet Hispanico Transforms Story Ballet  PDF

Ballet Hispanico ventured into full length story ballet making for the first time last Saturday at the Apollo with Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's CARMEN.maquia. The sold-out, one night only event retold the story of Carmen, the free spirited and irresistible gypsy who captures the love of the army corporal Don José.

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November 24, 2014

The New York Times: A Smoldering Gypsy's Smoldering Time, Down at the Old Bull Ring  PDF

Made in 2012 for the Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago, which is now defunct, the work [CARMEN.maquia] has been adopted by Ballet Hispanico as the first full-length narrative dance in that troupe's 44-year old history. At the Apollo Theater on Saturday, the company premiere met with ovations.

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November 6, 2014

Havana Times: New York's Ballet Hispanico in Havana  PDF

New York’s Ballet Hispanico, a company created in the 1970s known for its artful fusion of classical ballet, popular traditions and contemporary dance, had its first performance at the festival in Cuba this past weekend.

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November 5, 2014

Financial Times: Havana International Ballet Festival

This biennial get-together for the world's dance community, now in its 24th incarnation, is the continuing legacy of celebrated dancer and Cuban National Ballet founder Alicia Alonso and seeks to set the world's best alongside one another.
November 3, 2014

Cuba Si: Ballet Hispanico of New York Revives Celia Cruz  PDF

Asuka was the piece that opened the show debut of Ballet Hispanico of New York last Saturday, November 1st, during the 24th International Ballet Festival of Havana. This performance carried out at the Mella capital Theater, reached the hearts of many Cubans who attended the event.

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November 3, 2014

El Periodico Granma: Brisas artisticas del Ballet Hispano  PDF

Un halo de frescura, vitalidad extrema (de bailarines/obras) un sabar mezclar los diversos ritmos/danzas con una organicidad ilimitada, perfecto diálogo de banda sonora/moviminetos, son elementos que acerco, en su primera presentación en el 24 Festival Internacional de Ballet de La Habana el Ballet Hispanico de Nueva York.

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October 1, 2014

Dance Spirit Magazine: Out of the Shadows  PDF

Brighten up basic class looks with colorful warm-ups.

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August 1, 2014

Dance Teacher: Juan Carlos Peñuela  PDF

How I Teach Entrechat Trois in the Cuban Style

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August 1, 2014

Dance Magazine: Tropic Zone  PDF

Inside choreographer Rosie Herrera's surreal take on femininity for Ballet Hispanico

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July 30, 2014

The New York Times: Dancing and Hoping to Win Fans for Life  PDF

There was nothing unusual at the New Victory theater last week in a request to turn off electronic devices, except that it was directed at audience members not entirely versed in theatrical etiquette.

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June 23, 2014

The Herald Sun: Latin heritage, North Carolina choreographers don't disappoint  PDF

Ballet Hispanico's American Dance Festival debut offers a double treat.

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June 20, 2014

CVNC: Ballet Hispanico at American Dance Festival  PDF

With its first appearance at the American Dance Festival, Ballet Hispanico presented a flamboyant four-dance program full of dark delights.

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June 20, 2014

The Herald Sun: Ballet Hispanico showcases Cuban-Americans' works  PDF

Ballet Hispanico makes its American Dance Festival debut with a program that includes two works by Cuban-American choreographers, Rosie Herrera and Eduardo Vilaro.

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June 14, 2014

Diario Las Americas: Ballet Hispánico, con acento latino para el mundo  PDF

La compañía de baile con sede en Nueva York trae su espectáculo al Sur de la Florida.

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June 10, 2014

Miami Herald: Miami choreographer Rosie Herrera’s ‘Show.Girl.’ premieres  PDF

Show.Girl., Rosie Herrera’s new piece for New York’s Ballet Hispanico, is very different from the vivid, surreal works we’ve previously seen from this Miami dancemaker. Herrera’s first commission for a major company, which premiered Friday night at the Adrienne Arsht Center, is more restrained, conceptual and opaque, more dependent on abstract movement, instead of images, to communicate its ideas.

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June 5, 2014

SouthFlorida.com: Ballet Hispanico brings Latino dance to Arsht Center  PDF

Latino machismo meets drag queen. In a way, that was the inspiration for Miami-based choreographer Rosie Herrera’s “Show.Girl,” a piece that will get its world premiere this Friday and Saturday, when the New York Latino dance organization Ballet Hispanico performs at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

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June 1, 2014

Indy Week: Ballet Hispanico  PDF

Celebrate the beginning of summer with the first ADF appearance of New York's Ballet Hispanico.

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June 1, 2014

Wire Magazine: Ballet Hispanico From Show.Girl. To Danzón  PDF

Ballet Hispanico, the leading Latino dance organization in the U.S., will visit Miami June 6-7 for two performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

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May 30, 2014

Miami Herald: Miami choreographer Rosie Herrera turns life in a Cuban cabaret to art for ‘Show.Girl.’ with Ballet Hispanico  PDF

Herrera has drawn on her life in a cabaret for her latest dance theater work, Show.Girl., which she choreographed for New York’s Ballet Hispanico and which will have its premiere when the company performs at the Adrienne Arsht Center this weekend.

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May 27, 2014

Arts Atl: Review: Tanz Farm series ends its second season solidly grounded in its vivid future  PDF

Broadly appealing dance works have seemed second in priority to Tanz Farm’s mission to bring the best of the avant-garde to Atlanta. Last weekend’s season closer, featuring works by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Greg Catellier — didn’t have the controversial edge like works by Sidra Bell or Israeli duo Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor. But the evening was thrilling.

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May 9, 2014

SCENE: Dance Into Fashion presented by The Junior Society of Ballet Hispanico  PDF

This year’s Junior Society Benefit of the Ballet Hispanico was a true fiesta!

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May 8, 2014

Elle: Exclusive - Angel Sanchez Designs for Ballet Hispanico  PDF

This year, Venezuelan-born fashion designer Angel Sanchez was called upon to create original costumes for a new choreographic work premiering at the Company's New York Season at the Joyce Theater on April 15-27, 2014.

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May 1, 2014

Amsterdam News: Ballet Hispanico, Growing Reperory, Beautiful Dancing!  PDF

In his fourth year as artistic director of Ballet Hispanico, the brand that Cuban-American Eduardo Vilaro—who succeeds founder Tina Ramirez after nearly 40 years of leadership—sports is becoming more and more sound.

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May 1, 2014

Broadway World: Ballet Hispanico Bids Farewell to Vanessa Valecillos  PDF

It was a pleasure to attend Ballet Hispanico's April 27th performance honoring retiring company dancer Vanessa Valecillos. The diverse program showcased Ms. Valecillos' versatility and commanding presence in both ensemble and soloist roles.

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April 27, 2014

Eye on Dance: Ballet Hispanico Program B  PDF

Program B of Ballet Hispanico’s run at the Joyce Theatre is a solid display of the company’s wide spectrum of movement from sexy to whimsical.

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April 27, 2014

Fashion Reverie: Ballet Hispanico's El Beso  PDF

Ballet Hispanico’s season at the Joyce Theatre clearly demonstrates that the company under the helm of Eduardo Vilario is evolving in a direction that expands beyond the traditional Latin themes that the company had become associated under its founder Tina Ramirez.

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April 22, 2014

Broadway World: Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce is a Celebration of Dance  PDF

Through its repertory of over 100 works, Ballet Hispanico attempts to represent the diversity of Latino culture. This range was fully evident during their Saturday matinée performance at the Joyce Theater.

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April 22, 2014

Theatre Is Easy: Ballet Hispanico 2014 Joyce Season  PDF

NYC-based dance company Ballet Hispanico's mission for the last 43 years has been to exemplify and celebrate Latino culture. What better way than starting with great music?

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April 22, 2014

Women's Wear Daily: Angel Sanchez Collaborates with Ballet Hispanico  PDF

BALLET BOUND: Angel Sanchez, the Venezuelan-born fashion designer, collaborated with Ballet Hispanico to design original costumes for a new choreographic work presented during the company’s New York season at the Joyce Theater.

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April 19, 2014

NBC Latino: Showcasing Modern Latino Diversity Through Dance  PDF

The name Ballet Hispanico might conjure up Flamenco or more of a folkloric dance performance, a far cry from the 44-year-old dance company's sleek, modern and powerful dances pieces.

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April 18, 2014

EFE: Español Gustavo Ramírez debuta en Nueva York con "El Beso" y Ballet Hispánico  PDF

El coreógrafo español Gustavo Ramírez Sansano cumplió esta semana su sueño de debutar en la Gran Manzana con el estreno mundial de su última obra, "El Beso", de la mano de la compañía Ballet Hispánico de Nueva York.

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April 18, 2014

The New York Times: Evening Hours  PDF

April, Come What May: Form opera and ballet to children and birds.

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April 16, 2014

Dance Magazine: Beyond Perfect  PDF

Dancing for Ballet Hispancio has given Kimberly Van Woesik the confidence to grow artistically.

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April 16, 2014

The New York Times: In a Choreographer's Imagination, a Kiss Is Never Just a Kiss  PDF

When Eduardo Vilaro took the job of the artistic director of Ballet Hispanico in 2009, he left the company he had founded in Chicago, the Luna Negra Dance Theater, in the hands of the Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. Five years later, with Luna Negra having folded, Mr. Vilaro and Mr. Sansano have crossed paths again.

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April 16, 2014

Oberon's Grove: Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce 2014  PDF

Opening night of Ballet Hispanico's two-week season at The Joyce. This fantastic Company have quickly made their way to my top echelon of Gotham dance-world favorites: the dancers are sexy and spectacular, the choreography is invariably exciting, the musical range is broad and seductive...what more could one ask?

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April 16, 2014

Out & About: Ballet Hispanico Brings Machismo To The Joyce  PDF

Ballet Hispanico presented their two-week New York City season at the Joyce Theater, Tuesday, April 15 through Sunday, April 27. The enterprising season featured four different programs over fourteen performances.

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April 14, 2014

NYC-ARTS: Top 5  PDF

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS Top Five is your cheat sheet to what’s new in 2014.

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April 13, 2014

El Diario: 'Besos' inicia nueva temporada de Ballet Hispánico  PDF

La temporada número 26 del Ballet Hispánico que se incia el pró ximo martes presenta un despliegue de talento latino.

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April 10, 2014

NY Daily News: Ballet Hispanico kicks off new New York City season at Joyce Theater  PDF

Ballet Hispanico, the nation's leading Latino dance company, opens its New York season in April with a lineup of powerful and expressive programs that also tackle important cultural issues.

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April 10, 2014

Crain's: Ballet Hispanico makeover  PDF

A different kind of choreography will go on at Ballet Hispanico this summer. In June, the dance company will start an $800,000 makeover of the façade and lobby of its headquarters at 167 W. 89th St., consisting of two carriage houses built in the 1800s.

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April 10, 2014

The Wall Street Journal: Preserving Hispanic Culture Through Dance  PDF

Ballet Hispanico's 26th New York Season kicks off on Tuesday, but guests at its gala earlier this week got a sneak peek of what's to come when the 14-person company performed an excerpt from "El Beso," a piece by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano.

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April 9, 2014

Dance Teacher: Ballet Meets Dance Theater  PDF

For the second year in a row, 2013 Princess Grace awardee Rosie Herrera has been chosen by Ballet Hispanico for the company’s Instituto Coreográfico, during which she will continue working on Show.Girl., the piece she began creating during her first residency.

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April 9, 2014

NY1 Noticias: Ballet Hispánico pone en escena las diferentes formas de "El Beso"  PDF

La compañía de Ballet Hispánico se prepara para una nueva temporada de presentaciones en el Teatro Joyce. La agenda está cargada con la premier mundial de "El Beso". Fabiola Galindo de NY1 Noticias, nos muestra de qué se trata.

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April 1, 2014

Out & About: Jamal Rashann Callender, Artist on the Rise  PDF

Jamal Rashann Callender has been a member of Ballet Hispanico since 2010.

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March 14, 2014

Daily Freeman: Ballet Hispanico takes over Bardavon  PDF

Dozens of vivid adjectives could, in fact, describe Ballet Hispanico, a company founded in 1970 by acclaimed performer Tina Ramirez to explore, preserve and celebrate Latino cultures through dance. And those who buy tickets to see the nation’s premier Latino dance organization at the Bardavon Opera House on March 15 at 8 p.m. are bound to come up with a few of their own.

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2013

December 6, 2013

The Washington Post: Ballet Hispanico whisks us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot  PDF

It’s been six years since the troupe last came to the Kennedy Center. Let’s hope they return and retain an enthusiastic following, because even in the world of contemporary dance, rare is the show that can be called a cutting-edge crowd pleaser.

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December 6, 2013

EFE: Director del Ballet Hispánico: los hispanos mueven la cultura Americana  PDF

El director artístico del Ballet Hispánico, el cubano-estadounidense Eduardo Vilaro, aseguró hoy que los hispanos están "en la posición de ser las personas que mueven la cultura americana".

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December 1, 2013

Dance Magazine: Danzón in D.C.  PDF

This month, Ballet Hispanico visits the Kennedy Center for the first time under director Eduardo Vilaro.

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November 26, 2013

NY1 Noticias: Ballet Hispánico lleva sus obras al teatro Apollo  PDF

Durante los ensayos de la obra "Hogar" del Ballet Hispánico logramos ver cómo el director artístico Eduardo Vilaró y sus bailarines interpretan sobre el escenario un tema muy allegado a los corazones de muchos latinos.

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November 26, 2013

The New York Times: Death Interrupted, Just by Making a Phone Call  PDF

This was Ballet Hispanico’s third year performing at the Apollo, and despite the varying quality of the works, the company looked wonderfully at home.

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November 24, 2013

Fashion Reverie: Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo  PDF

For their third, one-night only appearance at the Apollo Theater, Ballet Hispanico presented three works. As a company rich in the tradition of Hispanic culture, artistic director Eduardo Vilaro is taking Ballet Hispanico in a different direction than former founder and artistic director Tina Ramirez.

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November 21, 2013

Harlem World: Ballet Hispanico Returns to the Apollo Theater  PDF

Ballet Hispanico returns for a third season to Harlem’s Legendary Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th Street, on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:30pm. The company will present two world premieres by Edgar Zendejas, and company Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and one Apollo premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

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November 20, 2013

NBC Latino: A Ballet Director Choreographs Dance for Immigration  PDF

The first generation Cuban-American shares the diverse, yet similar, stories of immigrants through ballet vignettes that tells about experiences involving relationships and even religion.

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November 16, 2013

El Diario: Ballet da probadita de nueva temporada  PDF

Temas que reflejan de alguna forma la condicion de ser latino, fueron los escogidos por Ballet Hispanico para la presentacion que realizaran el 23 de noviembre en el Apollo Theater, un evento que clausura formalmente la Semana Cultural Latinoamericana.

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November 13, 2013

Oberon's Grove; Rehearsal @ Ballet Hispanico  PDF

Since I'll be unable to attend Ballet Hispanico's upcoming performance at the Apollo Theater (on November 23rd), the Company's publicist Michelle Tabnick very kindly arranged for me to watch a studio rehearsal today of Eduardo Vilaro's new creation HOGAR.

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October 2, 2013

DancePulp REVIEW: Fall For Dance Festival 2013 at New York City Center  PDF

Fall for Dance’s third program takes off with an American modern dance classic, visits an Irish step dancer, peaks with a world premiere by a Colombian-Belgian choreographer on a Latino dance company, and concludes with a Dutch company in a US premiere. What ties them together is a celebration of simplicity; dance does not need intricate costumes or lavish sets to capture imaginations.

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October 2, 2013

The New York Times: A Sampling of Old and New, Side by Side  PDF

The aim of the Fall for Dance Festival is introductory. Its sampler programs are selected for variety, yet there are lessons, intended or not, to be gleaned from the juxtapositions.

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October 1, 2013

Oberons Grove: Fall for Dance 2013 - Program 3  PDF

A terrific evening at New York City Center's Fall for Dance as the 2013 festival continues with packed houses and a wonderful sense of being part of Gotham's danceworld.

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September 25, 2013

Huffington Post Blog: Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Rocks  PDF

It was with great pleasure that I found myself at the orientation meeting for the General Program at Ballet Hispanico, where Director AnaMaria Correa welcomed me with a warm handshake. She smiled and said she was here to make the opening of school smooth.

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April 27, 2013

EDGE New York: Ballet Hispanico Program B  PDF

The three separate works [of Program B] showed how profoundly this American troupe has spanned the wide world of Latino dance and distilled it to its essence.

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April 21, 2013

Metro: '80s Spain comes to life through Ballet Hispanico  PDF

Ballet Hispanico launched its 25th annual Joyce run with one work from the ‘80s and another about the decade. Artistic director Eduardo Vilaro has attracted both new and older Spanish choreographers, as well as a lively young audience.

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April 18, 2013

Broadway World: Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce Theater  PDF

The experience of Ballet Hispanico is real pleasure. This is strong dancing with high energy and top level technique. It easily ranks among the best of the contemporary dance companies in the city.

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April 17, 2013

The Financial Times: Ballet Hispanico, Joyce Theater  PDF

Three works by Spanish choreographers take in love of the land, romantic alienation and Eighties clubbing hedonism

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April 15, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: Getting into the Swing  PDF

Ballet Hispanico artistic director Eduardo Vilaro grew up on Latin social dancing, but he didn't have his first choreographic experience until he was cast in an eighth-grade production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Saint Margaret Mary's school in the Bronx. He played Linus, who had a duet with a blanket. "I was hooked."

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March 27, 2013

Joonbug: Dancing to preserve Latin culture  PDF

Aiming to preserve and celebrate Latin culture Ballet Hispanico will be hosting their Spring Gala on April 8th starting at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel. An enjoyable evening of dinner, live music from the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and performances by the Ballet Hispanico Company and students from the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance people are encourage to show their support of the organization.

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February 23, 2013

Palm Beach ArtsPaper: Ballet Hispanico a knockout at Duncan  PDF

Last night at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth, New York-based Ballet Hispanico continued its 43-year-old tradition of presenting dance that explores the diversity of Latino culture and presented a program of contemporary work that was impeccably performed and deeply artistic.

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January 3, 2013

Santa Barbara Independent: Ballet Hispanico to Visit Santa Barbara  PDF

What defines Latin culture? Is it the traditions of Central and South America? What about Cuba and Puerto Rico? Spain and Portugal? According to Ballet Hispanico’s artistic director, Eduardo Vilaro, the answer is, “All of the above.”

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