Ballet Hispanico


If Walls Could Speak (World Premiere with Live Music)
by Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo
November 20 & 21 | 8pm  


Co-commissioned by the Apollo Theater and danced to live Brazilian percussion and samba rhythms, Rio de Janeiro native Fernando Melo’s full-length work for Ballet Hispanico explores his homeland—a land of soccer, samba and sensuality but also inequality and disorder—with abstract and poetic subtlety. "[Fernando Melo possesses] a highly theatrical dance vision, tantalizing in its mild surrealism and fun to watch." --Chicago Tribune



SATURDAY EN FAMILIA  November 21 | 2pm


Bring the whole family to a 90-minute, fun-filled journey through Latin American dance and culture featuring excerpts from Ballet Hispanico’s diverse repertory and a Q&A with the dancers.

Asuka (2011) Eduardo Vilaro
El Beso (2014) Gustavo Ramirez Sansano
Sombrerísimo (2013) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Tito on Timbales (1984) William Whitener
Bury Me Standing (1998) Ramon Oller
Club Havana (2000) Pedro Ruiz

Tickets start at $15

In person Apollo Theater Box Office, 253 West 125th Street (hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12-5pm)
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Ballet Hispanico’s 45th Anniversary New York season is made possible by Jody and John Arnhold, the Apollo Theater, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, with public support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, 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.

Photos (c) Paula Lobo 

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