Diálogos at the Arnhold Center


Diálogos is Ballet Hispánico's conversation series exploring the interconnections of the arts, social justice, and Latino culture.

Ballet Hispánico at the Arnhold Center
Ballet Hispánico’s home is an interdisciplinary cultural and community resource made possible by Honorary Chair Jody Gottfried Arnhold and the Arnhold family. Through panels, forums, exhibitions and other public programming, the Arnhold Center will further an awareness of Latino art forms as a tool for social and cultural acceptance and as a powerful agent for dialogue about race, equity and access.

Event Archive:

FLAMENCO: Finding Voice Through Fusion

Thursday, October 6th

With roots that derive from Arabic to African, Indian, and Spanish influences, flamenco dance and its unique interplay of music, dance, and song have captivated audiences across continents for generations. This second installment of Ballet Hispánico’s Diálogos series unpacked the cross-cultural influences that have established flamenco as a form, while exploring how its folkloric roots have been recast in contemporary ways. Belgo-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa—who has set two flamenco-inspired works on the Ballet Hispánico Company—joined acclaimed flamenco masters Liliana Morales and Nelida Tirado to discuss the impact of this magnetic dance form on their identities. The panel event included an exclusive sneak preview of Lopez Ochoa’s new work for Ballet Hispánico, Línea Recta.

Cuban Methodology: Dance, Race, Culture
Thursday, August 4th

The inaugural event of Ballet Hispánico’s new Diálogos series explored the racial and cultural impact of the Cuban ballet methodology on its home country and throughout the world. Panelists discussed the distinguishing characteristics of the Cuban methodology, nuances in how it’s practiced within and outside of Cuba, and the opportunities it has created for artists in an art form that is commonly perceived to be homogeneous.


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