In 2010, Ballet Hispanico launched a new choreography institute created for Latino artists to explore culturally specific work in a nurturing, learning laboratory. This year's installment will be held June 4 -15, 2012 and will feature choreographers Rosie Herrera and Abdul Latif with panelists Richard Chen See, Francesca Harper, and Risa Steinberg.
The 2012 Instituto provides both emerging choreographers and dance filmmakers with a professional and supportive environment in which to explore their heritage and develop their craft. Choreographers receive ongoing feedback from a group of notable artistic mentors and advisors, daily archive DVD recordings of the rehearsals, an edited film of the resulting work, an academic advisor, and a showing of their work. Should an artistically appropriate work emerge from this process, it could enter Ballet Hispanico’s permanent repertory. Filmmakers Andres Arias and William Atwater will be paired with a choreographer and will be mentored by filmmaker Gerrit Vooren, founder of reels4artists, a company that often captures videos of the Ballet Hispanico Company.
Follow the progress of this year's Instituto on our BLOG and on FACEBOOK.
To learn more about the Instituto Coreográfico, click HERE.
Download bios of our 2012 choreographers and filmmakers
Ballet Hispanico’s Instituto Coreográfico
is made possible with leadership support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation, as well as additional support from Pam Crutchfield. We thank New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for providing research and library support for this project.