Espiritu Vivo (2012)
Choreography by Ronald K. Brown
Music by Susana Baca
Costumes Design by Diana Ruettiger
Lighting by Dalila Kee
Espiritu Vivo, an exciting collaboration between Ballet Hispanico and Brooklyn-based choreographer Ronald K. Brown, explores the intersection of the African and Latino diasporas in the Caribbean and Latin America. Using narrative, tradition, and dance forms from these regions, the work explores the stages of grief after tragedy: the news, prayer, spring and new day.
Espiritu Vivo is funded by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, public support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and in part by National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.
World Premiere: 2012 at The Joyce Theater
Photos by Joshua Preston, Paula Lobo