Official closing event of the 2013 Latin American Cultural Week
ONE NIGHT ONLY | Saturday, November 23 | 7:30 pm
The nation’s leading Latino dance company returns to the Apollo stage, following last season’s sold-out holiday performance. Highlights include a seductive world premiere by Edgar Zendejas inspired by the beloved Mexican celebration "Día de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead), and the Apollo premiere of Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo, an athletic tour de force for six male dancers. The world premiere of Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s Hogar will be set to vibrant live music by acclaimed Russian composer Lev Zhurbin.
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Sombrerísimo (Apollo Premiere)
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
An absorbing exploration of individuality, Annabelle Lopez
Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo is an athletic tour de force for six
men full of rhythmic agility and stylistic flair. The work was
specially commissioned for the 10th anniversary of New
York City Center's Fall for Dance Festival.
"A sextet of men from Ballet Hispanico evoked a frenzied
ovation [at Fall for Dance].... Ms. Lopez Ochoa's choreography
filled the space with eye-popping movement and brilliant
interaction between the six men." -Oberon's Grove
Hogar (World Premiere)
Choreography by Eduardo Vilaro
Featuring LIVE music
Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro unveils his latest work for
Ballet Hispanico, created in collaboration with acclaimed
Russian composer Lev Zhurbin and rooted in themes of
family, home, and immigration.
"Ballet Hispanico is dancing better than ever.... This is to
the credit of artistic director Eduardo Vilaro." -Backstage
Umbral (World Premiere)
Choreography by Edgar Zendejas
Set to original music by electroacoustic composer Owen
Belton, Umbral is a seductive new work inspired by the
beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos" (Day of
the Dead). Colored by the choreographer's Mexican heritage,
Zendejas's works explore the qualities of the human soul
with humor and delicacy, and have been praised as "poetic"
(New York Times) and "compelling" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
Photo credits: Paula Lobo, Paula Lobo, and Joshua Preston
Ballet Hispanico’s 2014 New York season is made possible by Jody and John Arnhold, Goya Foods, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Princess Grace Foundation - USA and with public support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain & Spain Arts & Culture.
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