CELEBRATING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF JARDI TANCAT BY NACHO DUATO FEATURING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SORTIJAS BY CAYETANO SOTO LIVE MUSIC BY LATIN JAZZ LEGEND PAQUITO D'RIVERA
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"Dancing better than ever" (Backstage), Ballet Hispanico celebrates its 25th season at The Joyce. Program A gives voice to a stellar trio of Spanish works: the world premiere of Sortijas by Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographers of his generation; the 30th anniversary—and Company premiere—of Jardi Tancat, the award-winning work that launched Nacho Duato’s career; and the Joyce premiere of A vueltas con los ochenta by the cutting-edge duo Inma García and Meritxell Barberá, which explores the “Movida Madrileña” against the backdrop of 1980s Europop. Program B jewels include Argentinean Alejandro Cervera’s Tango Vitrola, praised by The New York Times as “glamorous and elegant,” along with Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s Danzón, set to live music by Latin Jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera. The return of audience favorite Nube Blanco is a flamenco-inspired treat to behold.
PROGRAM A: April 16-21, 27 (evening) - Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Sat 8:00pm; Sun 7:30pm
Jardi Tancat, Sortijas, A vueltas con los ochenta
PROGRAM B: April 23-26 (evening) - Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8:00pm
Nube Blanco, Tango Vitrola, Danzón with live music by Paquito D'Rivera
PROGRAM C: April 20, 21, 27*, 28 (matinee) - Sat-Sun 2:00pm Jardi Tancat, Tango Vitrola, Nube Blanco
*Post-performance Q&A with BH Artistic Director and dancers
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Jardi Tancat (1983) - 30th Anniversary and Company Premiere
Duato’s very first work, based on Catalonian folk tales sung by Maria del Mar Bonet, won him first prize at the International Choreographic Workshop in Cologne. With equal shades of passion and melancholy, the ballet evokes the despairing yet hopeful prayers of Spaniards who wait for rain on their barren land.
Sortijas (2013) - World Premiere
Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographers of his generation, creates his first commission for Ballet Hispanico. The piece is set to music by American-born singer-songwriter Lhasa de Sela with costumes by Munich-based designers Talbot Runhof.
A vueltas con los ochenta (2012) - Joyce Premiere
Inma García and Meritxell Barberá
García and Barberá’s first work for Ballet Hispanico uses contemporary dance to evoke the sights and sounds of the cultural revolution in 1980s Madrid known as “La Movida.” This work recreates the memory of one night of freedom, exploration, and invention lived by a young group of friends.
Danzón (2009) - Joyce Premiere
Initially evolved from Haitian contradance, the Danzón has been called the official dance of Cuba. Eduardo Vilaro has taken this traditional and quintessentially Cuban dance form and reinvented it with contemporary language to construct a joyous celebration of music and movement.
Tango Vitrola (1987) - Joyce Premiere
Set to 1920s milonga recordings, Tango Vitrola conjures a metaphysical space that highlights the struggle between men and women through simple yet poetic patterns.
Nube Blanco (2009)
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Nube Blanco (White Cloud) is inspired by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s childhood memories of the beautiful song of Maria Dolores Pradera. Lopez Ochoa brilliantly integrates the Spanish zapateado technique or footwork that is found in flamenco dance and gives it a contemporary twist.
Photos: Paula Lobo, Jeaux McCormick, Jan Adamiac, Christopher Duggan, Stephanie Berger, Rosalie O'Connor
Ballet Hispanico’s 2013 New York season is made possible by Jody & John Arnhold, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Open Society Foundations & the Fund for the City of New York, 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. Sortijas is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.
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