Doña Perón (2022)
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music by Peter Salem
Costume Design by Mark Eric
Lighting Design by Christopher Ash
Doña Perón is an explosive portrait of Eva "Evita" Perón, one of the most recognizable, and controversial, women in Argentinian history. The illegitimate daughter of a prosperous farmer, Evita concealed this shameful past as she rose the ranks from dancehall performer to Argentina's First Lady - all before her untimely death at the age of 33. Doña Perón brings to light the extremes of power at the forefront of Evita's life. Her work as an activist and advocate for Argentina's women and working class raised skepticism as she indulged in the opulence of a high-class life. A voice for the people, or a deceitful actress? Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explores these diverging legacies and more in her first-ever evening-length work for Ballet Hispánico.
Doña Perón was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and by the Perry Granoff New Works Project. Additional support for Doña Perón is provided by Pam Crutchfield, and by Univision.