Experience the vibrant world of Ballet Hispánico as we celebrate Eduardo Vilaro’s 15th year as Artistic Director. Join us for an unforgettable journey featuring the World Premiere of Buscando a Juan, an immersive piece inspired by the Afro-Hispanic painter Juan de Pareja, exploring shared vulnerabilities among artists. Delve into Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s House of Mad’moiselle, a poignant exploration of gender identity, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s 18+1, a fun romp through some of Perez Prado’s iconic big band hits with Ramírez’s signature athletic movement vocabulary. Don’t miss your chance to witness the power and beauty of our season— reserve your tickets now for a celebration of culture, creativity, and dance.
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2024 Spring Season Performances
BUSCANDO A JUAN | WORLD PREMIERE
Inspired by Juan de Pareja: Afro-Hispanic Painter exhibited at The Met, Buscando a Juan ("Looking for Juan") explores the "sancocho"—literally, mixed soup—of cultures and diasporas. Through the exoticized body and fixation on gesture and sensuality, Buscando a Juan will consider the assumptions experienced when witnessing people of color in traditionally white spaces.
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Originally created for the Company in 2010, Lopez Ochoa returns to restage this work that explores iconic male and female images and gender identiy in Latin American cultures.
Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
18+1 celebrates Gustavo's 19 years as a choreographer and the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor. In a display of subtle humor and electric choreography, the movement merges with the playful rhythms found in Pérez Prado's mambo music. Sansano draws from his history and memory to take a joyous look at the past, present, and coming future.
Dive into the rich tapestry of Latin American culture with Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico’s Artistic Director & CEO, as he leads us through an interactive and dynamic exploration. Experience the essence of classic pieces from our Company’s repertoire in an unforgettable afternoon of interactive fun and engagement.
This performance is made possible thanks to the generosity of the RBC Foundation, USA, the charitable arm of RBC Capital Markets, and New York City Center
Programming subject to change.
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