In 2010, Ballet Hispanico launched a new choreography institute created for Latino artists to explore culturally specific work in a nurturing, learning laboratory. The upcoming installment will be held January 21-29 and features Miami-based choreographer Rosie Herrera and and filmmaker William Atwater with panelists Richard Chen See, Francesca Harper, and Risa Steinberg.
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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To learn more about the Instituto Coreográfico, click HERE.
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.