In the Spotlight
Ballet Hispánico's "A la Calle" Block Party
Ballet Hispánico celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with our first-ever “A la Calle” Block Party on Sunday, October 1. Dancing filled the street with flash mobs and performances by our Company, BHdos and students, and music filled the air as the celebration of Latino art, culture, food and community took place on West 89th Street.
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer opened the festivities with praise for Ballet Hispánico and the wonderful community that lives on this street. Eduardo Vilaro remarked, “From the very beginning in 1970, Ballet Hispánico has been based right here on West 89th Street. We celebrate our Hispanic Heritage every day of the year through dance. We dance for audiences across the country and around the world. We dance in classes for every age group. In community outreach programs and schools in New York and across the country. It is an honor to celebrate and share our Latino cultures with so many friends and neighbors who have joined us this afternoon.”
Eduardo also asked for a moment of silence and solidarity for natural disaster victims in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Houston, Florida, and throughout the United States and Latin America.
Photo (c) Hayim Heron