In 2010, Ballet Hispanico's Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro launched a new choreography institute for Latino artists to create culturally specific work in a nurturing learning laboratory of dance. Through the Instituto Coreográfico, Ballet Hispanico encourages the development of Latino leaders and the creation of new works of art that expand our cultural dialogue. The latest installment, held in January 2015, featured Mexico-based choreographer Miguel Mancillas.
This installment's panelists were:
- Linda Kent
- Marnie Wood
- Kevin Wynn
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.
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Ballet Hispanico’s Instituto Coreográfico is made possible with leadership support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation.