A Company that “compels audiences to think differently and lean into an unseen, unimaginable cultural vibrancy” (Broadway World), Ballet Hispánico amplifies Latinx artists and cultures through innovative contemporary works.
In honor of Eduardo Vilaro’s 15th season as Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico, the programming will feature the World Premiere of Buscando a Juan, Eduardo Vilaro’s new work inspired by the Met exhibition of Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter, that explores sancocho, a mixed soup of cultures and diasporas; the restaging of Mad’moiselle, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s exploration of iconic male/female images and gender identity in Latin American cultures and her first major work under Vilaro’s tenure; and 18+1, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s celebration of the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor.
Programming subject to change.
Family programming to be confirmed for the 2:00pm performances.
About the Works
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.