Ballet Hispanico

Instituto Coreográfico


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Instituto Coreográfico

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.

FREE In-Studio Showing and Reception
Thursday, October 8th at 6:30 pm
Ballet Hispanico, 167 West 89th Street

The latest installment of Instituto Coreográfico welcomes Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo to work with our dancers for a new work to be premiered at the Apollo Theater in November. Come see a showing of this creative collaboration, followed by a talkback with the artists involved! Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Spacing is limited; RSVP HERE.

Fernando Melo (c) Joakim Roos

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.


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